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Bing Russell (1926–2003)


Although best known as the deputy on Bonanza (1959) and Robert in The Magnificent Seven (1960), Russell's notoriety on a national level was as the owner of the Portland Mavericks Baseball Club. Helming the only independent team in the class A Northwest League, Russell was an innovator. Before Bull Durham (1988), there were the Mavericks. Russell ... See full bio »

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 1990 Dick Tracy
Club Ritz Patron
 1988 Sunset
Studio Guard
 1987 Overboard
Elk Cove: Sheriff Earl
 1979/I Elvis (TV Movie)
Vernon Presley
 1976 The Loneliest Runner (TV Movie)
Fred Dawkins (as Neil Russell)
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini-Series)
Timberwell
- Part IV (1976) ... Timberwell
- Part II (1976) ... Timberwell
 1976 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Len Coty
- His Father's Son (1976) ... Len Coty (as Neil Russell)
 1975 Petrocelli (TV Series)
John Miller
- Terror by the Book (1975) ... John Miller
 1973-1975 Emergency! (TV Series)
David Winslow / Richard Freeman / Carl Wilson
- Pressure 165 (1975) ... David Winslow
- I'll Fix It (1974) ... Richard Freeman
- Computer Error (1973) ... Carl Wilson
 1975 The Apple Dumpling Gang
Herm Dally
 1973-1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Inspector Landers / Detective Dan Riggs
- Labyrinth (1975) ... Inspector Landers
- Shield of Honor (1973) ... Detective Dan Riggs
 1970-1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Jordan / George Enright / Pete Sangree / ...
- Picture of a Shadow (1974) ... Jordan
- A Problem of Innocence (1973) ... George Enright
- A Day Filled with Shadows (1971) ... Pete Sangree (as Neil Russell)
- Only One Death to a Customer (1970) ... Larry Hammond
 1974 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Lieutenant
- The Dexter Crisis (1974) ... Lieutenant
 1974 Death Sentence (TV Movie)
Trooper
 1974 The Sex Symbol (TV Movie)
Public Relations Man
 1974 A Cry in the Wilderness (TV Movie)
Mr. Griffey
 1956-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Rolfing / Walsh / Long Branch Patron / ...
- The Iron Blood of Courage (1974) ... Rolfing
- Mail Drop (1967) ... Walsh
- Chief Joseph (1965) ... Long Branch Patron (uncredited)
- Old Yellow Boots (1961) ... Henry Head
- Don Matteo (1960) ... Garth Tabor
 1973 Runaway! (TV Movie)
Fireman
 1973 Satan's School for Girls (TV Movie)
Sheriff
 1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Kerner
- Death in High Places (1973) ... Kerner
 1973 Set This Town on Fire (TV Movie)
Chuck
 1961-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Deputy Clem Foster / Sheriff Clem Foster / Clem / ...
- The Bucket Dog (1972) ... Deputy Clem Foster
- The Sound of Sadness (1972) ... Deputy Clem Foster
- The Hidden Enemy (1972) ... Deputy Clem Foster
- New Man (1972) ... Deputy Clem Foster
- The Initiation (1972) ... Clem
 1972 Now You See Him, Now You Don't
Alfred (as Neil Russell)
 1972 Longstreet (TV Series)
 1972 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Sheriff
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Bob Rasmussen
- Operation: Crystal Springs (1971) ... Bob Rasmussen
 1971 A Taste of Evil (TV Movie)
Sheriff
 1971 The Million Dollar Duck
Mr. Smith
 1971 Yuma (TV Movie)
Rol King (as Neil Russell)
 1970 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Henry Cobb
- Incident in the Desert (1970) ... Henry Cobb (as Neil Russell)
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
McCracken
- A Busload of Bishops (1970) ... McCracken (as Neil Russell)
 1962-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sheriff Martin / Luke / Ned Smith / ...
- The Mysterious Mr. Tate (1970) ... Sheriff Martin (as Neil Russell)
- The Substitute (1969) ... Luke (as Neil Russell)
- The Deadly Past (1967) ... Ned Smith
- Beloved Outlaw (1966) ... Gabe Sloan
- The Challenge (1966) ... Sam Fuller
 1969-1970 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Sgt. Bell / Johnson
- Log 104: The Bomb (1970) ... Sgt. Bell (as Neil Russell)
- Log 143: Cave (1969) ... Johnson (as Neil Russell)
 1961-1969 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Rogers / Jack Alvord
- Son of Thunder (1969)
- By the Book (1968) ... Rogers
- Measure of a Man (1963) ... Jack Alvord
- The Watch (1961)
 1965-1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Sheriff Jim Dolan / Slade / Sheriff / ...
- Point and Counterpoint (1969) ... Sheriff Jim Dolan
- The Secret (1969) ... Slade
- The Profit and the Lost (1968) ... Sheriff
- A Flock of Trouble (1967) ... Dan Kelsey
- Cage of Eagles (1967) ... Mac
 1969 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Grainer
- The Glory Wagon (1969) ... Grainer
 1967-1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Pete / Chet / Charlie - Henchman / ...
- Robber's Roost (1969) ... Pete
- The Fearless Man (1968) ... Chet
- And He Shall Lead the Children (1968) ... Charlie - Henchman
- A Son for a Son (1967) ... Jeb Bates - Bartender
 1968 The Love Bug
Race Track Starter (uncredited)
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Monterey County Sheriff / Cal Bristold
- An Obvious Case of Guilt (1968) ... Monterey County Sheriff
- To Kill a Cop (1968) ... Cal Bristold
 1968 Journey to Shiloh
Greybeard
 1968 Blackbeard's Ghost
Second Track Meet Official (uncredited)
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Deputy Driscoll
- No Law Against Murder (1968) ... Deputy Driscoll
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Thompson
- Hondo and the Hanging Town (1967) ... Thompson
 1967 Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series)
H.P. Graham
- The 1000 Feet Deep Brief (1967) ... H.P. Graham
 1967 Ride to Hangman's Tree
Keller (uncredited)
 1967 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Amos Lincoln
- A Secretary Is Not a Toy (1967) ... Amos Lincoln
 1966 The Iron Men (TV Movie)
Ranihan
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Deputy
- Hang Down Your Head and Laugh (1966) ... Deputy
 1966 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Ed Rainey
- Through Ticket to Gunsight (1966) ... Ed Rainey
 1966 The Monkees (TV Series)
Rudy Gunther
- Here Come the Monkees (1966) ... Rudy Gunther
 1966 The Monroes (TV Series)
Aaron
- The Hunter (1966) ... Aaron
 1963-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
First Officer / Officer #1 / Sgt. Eggins / ...
- In a Plain Paper Wrapper (1966) ... First Officer
- Wings of an Angel (1965) ... Officer #1
- Runner in the Dark (1965) ... Sgt. Eggins
- Nemesis (1964) ... Davis
- The Girl from Little Egypt (1963) ... Officer Westphal
 1966 Billy the Kid Versus Dracula
Dan 'Red' Thorpe
 1966 Madame X
Police Sgt. Riley
 1966 Incident at Phantom Hill
General's Aide (uncredited)
 1965-1966 Branded (TV Series)
Sheriff Gorman / Thomas Teal
- The Golden Fleece (1966) ... Sheriff Gorman
- Very Few Heroes (1965) ... Thomas Teal
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Clem
- The Verdict (1965) ... Clem
 1965 The Hallelujah Trail
Horner - Miner
 1965 Combat! (TV Series)
Gaines
- Odyssey (1965) ... Gaines
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series)
The Second Ranger
- Grandpa's Call of the Wild (1965) ... The Second Ranger
 1964 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Bill Gayley
- Quads of Trouble (1964) ... Bill Gayley
 1964 Cheyenne Autumn
Braden's Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
 1961-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ben Braden / George Cousins
- Ring-A-Ding Girl (1963) ... Ben Braden
- The Arrival (1961) ... George Cousins
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Captain (uncredited)
 1963 The Stripper
Mr. Mulvaney
 1963 G.E. True (TV Series)
John Quigley
- Five Tickets to Hell (1963) ... John Quigley
 1963 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Len George
- Season for Vengeance (1963) ... Len George
 1960-1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Reeves / Sam Purdy / Reb / ...
- The Sometime Gambler (1963) ... Reeves
- The Lawless Seven (1961) ... Sam Purdy
- Men of Defiance (1960) ... Reb
- Company Man (1960) ... Tex
 1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Neeley
- To Catch the Kaiser (1963) ... Neeley
 1963 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Mr. Burton
- The Loaded Goat (1963) ... Mr. Burton
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
- Project X (1963)
 1962 Hazel (TV Series)
Alex
- The Natural Athlete (1962) ... Alex
 1962 Wide Country (TV Series)
Chelsey Burroughs
- A Devil in the Chute (1962) ... Chelsey Burroughs
 1960-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Officer Cavanaugh / Frankie Brendon / Officer Pete Garrett / ...
- Bird in the Hand (1962) ... Officer Cavanaugh
- The Whitey Steele Story (1962) ... Frankie Brendon
- Power Play (1961) ... Officer Pete Garrett
- Star Witness (1960) ... Deputy Martinson (uncredited)
 1958-1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Sheriff Reagan / Andy Dawes
- Memories of Monica (1962) ... Sheriff Reagan
- A Sense of Justice (1958) ... Andy Dawes
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
John
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Hogan
- Flashing Spikes (1962) ... Hogan
 1962 Stakeout!
Joe
 1962 Shannon (TV Series)
Police Lt. Jack Island
- Conspiracy of Silence (1962) ... Police Lt. Jack Island
 1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jack Harris
- Abilene (1962) ... Jack Harris
 1959-1962 Bronco (TV Series)
Rance Crosby / Johnny Rawlins / Jeb Thomas
- Destinies West (1962) ... Rance Crosby
- Stage to the Sky (1961) ... Johnny Rawlins
- Prairie Skipper (1959) ... Jeb Thomas
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
Airliner Pilot
- Hi-Jack (1962) ... Airliner Pilot
 1961 Saint of Devil's Island
Gerard
 1961 The Blue Angels (TV Series)
Denton
- The Duster (1961) ... Denton
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
Frank Satterfield
- The Newborn (1961) ... Frank Satterfield
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Fritz / Jacks / Norman's Sidekick
- The Big Gun (1961) ... Fritz
- Never Walk Alone (1961) ... Jacks
- The Brass Lily (1961) ... Norman's Sidekick (uncredited)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Ron Kaslow
- Spring Training (1961) ... Ron Kaslow
 1961 The Great Impostor
Morgan (uncredited)
 1961 The Brothers Brannagan (TV Series)
Fenner
- Tough Guy (1961) ... Fenner
 1956-1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Cole / Deputy Stover / Sam
- The Mormons (1960) ... Cole
- Deadfall (1959) ... Deputy Stover
- Stage for Tucson (1956) ... Sam
 1957-1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Luke Storm / Jed Haines / Russ Aikens / ...
- A Bullet for the Teacher (1960) ... Luke Storm
- A Fellow's Brother (1959) ... Jed Haines
- Seed of Deception (1958) ... Russ Aikens
- The Naked Gallows (1957) ... Tyler Brink
 1959-1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Sanchez / Hode Evans
- Seven (1960) ... Sanchez
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
Corey
- The Reckoning (1960) ... Corey
 1960 Wrangler (TV Series)
Ritter
- Incident at the Bar M (1960) ... Ritter
 1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Deputy U.S. Marshal Benton
- Lost Gold (1960) ... Deputy U.S. Marshal Benton
 1959-1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Billy Hemp / Clay
- Triple Vise (1960) ... Billy Hemp
- Desert Seed (1959) ... Clay
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
Edward Carse
- The Trial of Reno McKee (1960) ... Edward Carse
 1958-1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Tom / Gig / Capt. Oliver Maynard
- Wanted: Jim Hardie (1959) ... Tom
- The Train Robbery (1959) ... Gig
- Special Delivery (1958) ... Capt. Oliver Maynard
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series)
Duke Castle
- The Patsy (1959) ... Duke Castle
 1958-1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Hank Gibson / Sergeant McKinnock
- The Gitanos (1959) ... Hank Gibson
- Guns for Big Bear (1958) ... Sergeant McKinnock
 1959 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Dick Walsh
- A Killing for Cully (1959) ... Dick Walsh
 1959 Black Saddle (TV Series)
Lee Curry / Ken Wilson
- The Long Rider (1959) ... Lee Curry
- Client: Robinson (1959) ... Ken Wilson
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Larry Boland
- The Dishonest Posse (1959) ... Larry Boland
 1959 The Horse Soldiers
Dunker - Yankee Scout Who Has Leg Amputated
 1958-1959 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Jed Coy / Jack Lowden
- Dead Aim (1959) ... Jed Coy
- Ghost Town (1958) ... Jack Lowden
 1959 Rio Bravo
Cowboy Murdered in Saloon (uncredited)
 1959 Good Day for a Hanging
George Fletcher
 1958 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Pvt. Ben Smith
- Break Out (1958) ... Pvt. Ben Smith
 1957-1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Lt. Arnold Schade / Jarvis / Lt. Jackson - executive officer
- Thr Growler's Captain (1958) ... Lt. Arnold Schade
- The Gar Story (1957) ... Jarvis
- The Spearfish Delivers (1957) ... Lt. Jackson - executive officer
 1958 The Lineup (TV Series)
Theodore
- The Dr. George Jeremy Case (1958) ... Theodore
 1958 Cattle Empire
Douglas Hamilton
 1955-1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Sergeant / Newsman / Jim Murphy / ...
- The Oriental Mind (1958) ... Sergeant
- A Greater Strength (1958) ... Newsman
- Somebody Else's Dream (1956) ... Jim Murphy
- New Slant (1956)
- Inga II (1955) ... Convict
 1958 Suicide Battalion
Lt. Chet Hall
 1956-1958 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Sergeant Turner / Sheriff Charlie Bassett
- The General's Lady (1958) ... Sergeant Turner
- So Long, Dora, So Long (1956) ... Sheriff Charlie Bassett (uncredited)
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
Pilot
- Flight Surgeon (1958) ... Pilot
 1958 Men of Annapolis (TV Series)
Knoll / Mobley / Neilson
- Last Chance (1958) ... Knoll
- Rescue at Sea (1958) ... Mobley
- Rapid Fire (1958) ... Neilson
 1957 Teenage Thunder
Used-Car Salesman
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Smitty
- Doomsday (1957) ... Smitty
 1957 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
Ollie Williams
- Guns of Silver (1957) ... Ollie Williams
 1957 Ride a Violent Mile
Corporal Norman
 1957 Bombers B-52
Operator (uncredited)
 1957 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Private Cullen
- The Charles Avery Story (1957) ... Private Cullen
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Baylor
- Prison Train (1957) ... Baylor
 1956-1957 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Toby Larkin / Eddie Beekman / Joe Macklin
- Hostage Family Copter (1957) ... Toby Larkin
- Statute of Limitations (1957) ... Eddie Beekman
- Missing Witness (1956) ... Joe Macklin
 1957 Harbor Command (TV Series)
Jim
- The Bag (1957) ... Jim
 1957 The Web (TV Series)
Police Officer
- Kill and Run (1957) ... Police Officer
 1957 The Land Unknown
Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Ambulance Driver
- Oil Well Incident (1957) ... Ambulance Driver
 1957 Beau James
Reporter (uncredited)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Without Incident (1957)
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Harry - Griffin Bartender (uncredited)
 1957 Bailout at 43,000
Flyer at Bar (uncredited)
 1957 The Deadly Mantis
State Trooper at Train & Bus Wrecks (uncredited)
 1957 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lt. Young
- Strange Disappearance (1957) ... Lt. Young
 1956-1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Lieutenant Webster / Bob Harris
- USS Enrico Tazzoli (1957) ... Lieutenant Webster
- Night Landing (1956) ... Bob Harris
 1957 Fear Strikes Out
Ballplayer Holding Trophy (uncredited)
 1957 The True Story of Jesse James
Jayhawker Sergeant (uncredited)
 1957 Dr. Christian (TV Series)
Burt
- Vaccine (1957) ... Burt
 1957 Drango
Lieutenant with Supply Wagon
 1956 The Man Called X (TV Series)
- Fallout (1956)
 1955-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Assistant Director / Nat Strong
- The Night They Won the Oscar (1956) ... Assistant Director
- Repercussion (1956) ... Nat Strong
- The Last Out (1955)
 1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Radio Operator
- Survival in Box Canyon (1956) ... Radio Operator
 1956 Attack
Medic (uncredited)
 1956 Behind the High Wall
Guard (uncredited)
 1955-1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Asst. Ranger Chuck Owens
- Who Is Byington? (1956)
- Danger at Clover Ridge (1956) ... Asst. Ranger Chuck Owens
 1956 The Price of Fear
Maxie (uncredited)
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
 1956 Cavalry Patrol (TV Movie)
Jenner
 1953-1955 You Are There (TV Series)
Disheartened Soldier / Lendall Pitts / Sgt. Boston Corbett
- Washington Crosses the Delaware (December 25, 1776) (1955) ... Disheartened Soldier
- The Capture of John Wilkes Booth (April 26, 1865) (1953) ... Sgt. Boston Corbett
 1955 Tarantula
Deputy (uncredited)
 1955 Lucy Gallant
One of Casey's Air Force Buddies (uncredited)
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Any Time You Need Me (1955) ... (unconfirmed)
 1955 Cult of the Cobra
Laundry Man (uncredited)
 1955 Kiss Me Deadly
Police Detective (uncredited)
 1955 Crashout
Young Man with Girl in Bar (uncredited)
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
2nd Cop
- The Arsonist (1954) ... 2nd Cop
 1953 Big Leaguer
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1951 The Living Christ Series (TV Mini-Series)
Lazarus (1951)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: He and Slim Pickens starred in a pilot for an adventure series set in the Pacific Northwest called "Loggers".

Alternate Names:

Neil Russell

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

In Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) about the life of lawman Wyatt Earp, Bing plays a bartender. In Tombstone (1993), Bing's son Kurt Russell, portrays Wyatt Earp. Kurt's son with actress Goldie Hawn is named Wyatt. See more »

Nickname:

Bing

Star Sign:

Taurus

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