Emmy Award Winning Actor, Director & Musician


Star of "Star Trek: Voyager", Mr. Russ also served as director for numerous episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager", "Star Trek: Renegades",  and the feature films, "Star Trek: Of Mice and Men", “Night at the Silent Movie Theatre"..

Tune in to see Tim at 12:40 PM EST on Saturday Aug 13th 2022

Tim Russ has been working as an actor, director and musician for the past thirty-five years.  His talents encompass a wide spectrum of the performing arts including composing, musical performances, writing, producing, directing, and voice-over.   

Mr. Russ was born in Washington, D.C., to Air Force officer Walt and his wife Josephine. He and his younger siblings Michael and Angela grew up on several military bases, including Niagara Falls, Elmendorf (Alaska) AFB, Omaha, Taiwan, Philippines and Turkey. 

During these moves around the world, he graduated from Izmir High School in Turkey, and received his diploma from Rome Free Academy in Rome, New York. Later, he attended Saint Edwards University and earned a B.S. in Theater Arts but continued his studies with a full scholarship to continue theatre studies at Illinois State University. 

His first professional job came while he was at St. Edward's University in Austin, when he appeared in a PBS Masterpiece Theater production, but he started to pursue acting full time in 1985. Since that time, he has been featured on many television shows and movies - including The Twilight Zone (1985), Amazing Stories (1985), Thirtysomething (1987), Jake and the Fatman (1987), 21 Jump Street (1987), Beauty and the Beast (1987), The People Next Door (1989), Mancuso, FBI (1989), Family Matters (1989), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), Tequila and Bonetti (1992), SeaQuest 2032 (1993), Dark Justice (1991), Murphy Brown (1988), Monty (1994), Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Melrose Place (1992), Any Day Now (1998), The Highwayman (1987), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), among others.

Along with his television experience he has also played in a variety of films, including Crossroads (1986), Fire with Fire (1986), Timestalkers (1987), Spaceballs (1987), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987), Pulse (1988), Bird (1988), Roots: The Gift (1988), Eve of Destruction (1991), Dead Silence (1997), Night Eyes II (1991), Mr. Saturday Night (1992), Star Trek: Generations (1994), Dead Connection (1994), East of Hope Street (1997). During his comprehensive acting career he appeared in numerous theatrical productions including "Romeo & Juliet", "Barrabas", "Dream Girls", "As You Like It", "Twelfth Night", "Cave Dwellers" among others. 

Mr. Russ has also entered the TV/Film directing arena with credits including,  “STAR TREK: VOYAGER,” "STAR TREK: RENEGADES,"  “THE FBI FILES,”  and the feature films, “STAR TREK: OF GODS AND MEN,” and “NIGHT AT THE SILENT MOVIE THEATRE," and the award winning web series, "BLOOMERS."

Mr. Russ received an EMMY AWARD for his directing of several commercials for the FBI, and directed a feature film in 2016 entitled, "JUNKIE." 

When not acting, Russ finds time for music and film producing. Songs sung by Tim Russ are available on the CDs "Only a Dream in Rio", "Tim Russ", "Kushangaza" and "Brave New World".