is an American actor who began his career as a child in the Western series Sugarfoot
. He signed a ten year contract with Disney
early in his career that almost led to a lifelong series of typecasting
. His best-known roles are those of Anti Heroes
Roles of Note:
- Anti-Hero: Despite the majority of his roles being in family-fare comedy, his best known roles are his anti-heroes.
- Badass: Goes without saying. But also happens to be one in real life.
- What Could Have Been:
- Before his acting career, Russell was actually a pro baseball player, making it as far as Double-A before a collision at second base ruined his rotator cuff and his career.
- He was considered to star as Han Solo in Star Wars.