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Michael has lived, worked, and traveled throughout the US, UK, Europe, Africa, Middle-East and Asia-Pacific, while serving in the US military since 1996. Born on September 26, 1973, Michael started making movies as a teenager with those big VHS home video cameras with his neighborhood friends. They would reenact scenes from Batman, Indiana Jones, ... See full bio »

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 2018 Backseat (post-production)
CIA / State Dept Officer (as Michael Dean Russell Jr.)
  The Master of Pulpits (completed)
Stanley Kubrickian (as Mike Deadman)
 2016 Appreciated Andy (Short) (completed)
David (as Mike Deadman)
 2017 The Ranch (TV Series)
Bar Patron
- I Didn't Ask and She Didn't Say (2017) ... Bar Patron (as Michael Dean Russell Jr.)
 2016 Episodic Love (Short)
Peter (as Mike Deadman)
 2016/II Meridian (Short)
Mannequin (as Mike Deadman)
 2016 Back Where We Started From (Short)
Tim (as Mike Deadman)
 2016 Waking Up Mark (Short)
Uncle Bernie (as Mike Deadman)
 2016 The Unusual Suspects (Short)
Creepy Guy (as Mike Deadman)
 2016 Humanoïd (Short)
Father (as Mike Deadman)
 2015 Scandal (TV Series)
US Marshal
- Even the Devil Deserves a Second Chance (2015) ... US Marshal (uncredited)
 2015 Suppress (Short)
Father (as Michael Dean Russell Jr.)
 2015 I Really Hate My Ex
Tokyo Web Chat Friend (as Michael Dean Russell Jr.)
 2014 In za hîrô
Harold (as Michael Dean Russell Jr.)
 2014 Dâku sûtsu (TV Mini-Series)
Wilson Employee
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Wilson Employee (as Michael Deadman)
 2013 House of Cards (TV Series)
Commission Member 4
- Chapter 4 (2013) ... Commission Member 4 (as Michael Russell)
 2009 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Miami Pedestrian
- Long Way Back (2009) ... Miami Pedestrian (uncredited)
 2008 Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation (Video)
Father (as Major Mike Russell)
 2007 My Sexiest Year
Yacht Captain (as Major Mike Russell)
 2006 Aquaman (TV Short)
LT Russell (uncredited)
 2005 Jo Bole So Nihaal
FBI agent (uncredited)
 2005 American Skin 2: Eagles Gathering
Kevin 'Speed' McCarthey (as Major Mike Russell)
 2004 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Technical CG Officer
- Lost Son (2004) ... Technical CG Officer (as Michael Deadman)
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Other Works:

Voiceover for Animated Australian TV Harps Beer commercial - played a BBQ man. See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael Deadman | Mike Deadman | Michael Dean Russell Jr. | Major Mike Russell | Michael Russell


6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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Feel it, say it, believe it See more »


Has a deep passion for acting. See more »


Known to play the no-nonsense, resilient character, where he overcomes horrific oppositions after crippling defeats. See more »



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