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Overview (3)

Born in Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth NameRussell Craig Mael
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, and a UCLA Theater Arts and Filmmaking graduate, Russell Mael is one half of the influential American rock and pop duo 'Sparks' with brother Ron Mael. Originally known as Halfnelson the band changed their name to Sparks (a play on the Marx Brothers) after the 1971 release of their first album. An animated, energetic front man with a distinctive falsetto voice, his persona is contrasted by that of his brother Ron, the deadpan keyboard player and main songwriter. Known for their constant reinvention Sparks have had an impact on generations of musicians. In 2017 they released their 23rd studio album Hippopotamus

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sue Harris

Trade Mark (2)

Energetic stage presence
High-pitched falsetto singing voice

Trivia (1)

Big fan of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.

Personal Quotes (3)

I like to go to the races at Hollywood Park, but I don't usually win with the horses, so afterward I go to Auntie Em's and drown my sorrows in a red velvet cupcake. It never fails me.
I don't tend to look at myself through the rear-view mirror where dates are concerned. I have blinders on the past and try to look forward.
I don't like talking about myself; I like to let the music be the spokesperson for me. So doing a memoir and all that chronological 'and then this happened and then blah blah' doesn't appeal to me that much. I think there's more mystique in what you don't know about.

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