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Nipsey Russell (1918–2005)


Nipsey Russell was born in Atlanta Georgia in 1918. Russell got his start in Rock and Roll and other music reviews in the 1950s. In the 1960s Russell achieved his first major role as Officer Anderson in Car 54, Where Are You? (1961). After being on the show for a year Russell was a mainstay on variety shows, appearing on Laugh-In, The Dean Martin ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Wallace Roy
- Joe Must Go (2001) ... Wallace Roy
 1994 Car 54, Where Are You?
Police Captain Dave Anderson
 1993 Posse
Snopes
 1987 227 (TV Series)
Uncle Edmund
- Men's Club (1987) ... Uncle Edmund
 1986 Wildcats
Ben Edwards
 1984 Nemo
Mr. Rip / Benjamin
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Dapper Dan Manhoney
- Sergeant Bull/Friends and Lovers/Miss Mother (1980) ... Dapper Dan Manhoney
 1979 Flying High (TV Series)
Man
- The Challenges (1979) ... Man
 1978 Wiz on Down the Road (Short)
Tinman
 1978 Fame (TV Movie)
Vinny
 1978 The Wiz
Tinman
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Witt
- Guns (1977) ... Witt
 1974 The Dean Martin Comedy World (TV Series)
Host
- Episode dated 6 June 1974 (1974) ... Host
 1967-1968 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Hardsell Hopkins / Ex-Policeman
- Rings on Her Fingers Also Go Through Your Nose (1968) ... Hardsell Hopkins
- The Nag and I (1967) ... Ex-Policeman
 1967 Walter of the Jungle (TV Short)
 1961-1962 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Officer Dave Anderson
- The Courtship of Sylvia Schnauser (1962) ... Officer Dave Anderson
- The Beast Who Walked the Bronx (1962) ... Officer Dave Anderson (uncredited)
- No More Pickpockets (1962) ... Officer Dave Anderson (uncredited)
- What Happened to Thursday? (1962) ... Officer Dave Anderson (uncredited)
- How High Is Up? (1962) ... Officer Dave Anderson (uncredited)
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In 1967, he co-starred in a demonstration film called "Walter of the Jungle". The proposed sitcom would have been a spoof of the Tarzan movies and star Jonathan Daly as a jungle hero who lived in a tree-house with his mother, played by Rose Marie. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Nipsy Russell

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

When asked why he never married: I have trouble living with myself, how could I live with anyone else? See more »

Trivia:

Obtained the rank of captain in the Army World World II, when African American officers were very rare and segregation was official policy. See more »

Trademark:

Always presenting a poem at his shows

Nickname:

Nipsey See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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