Russell is entering his fourth season playing the lovable stoner ‘Doc’ on the SyFy hit series Z Nation. Russell is a 35 year theatre veteran who became interested in film work while living in New Orleans after being cast in Tim Burton’s Big Fish. He also appeared with Norman Reedus in Tough Luck before moving to Seattle in 2003. Other films include; 21 & Over, The Abduction of Eden, Fat Kid Rules the World and Zombies of Mass Destruction, as well as guest appearances on Leverage and Grimm. His latest film Star Leaf, is a sci-fi thriller about extraterrestrial weed that brings awareness to the medicinal benefits of marijuana for soldiers suffering with PTSD. Russell was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army’s 82d Airborne Division from 1977-1983.