Russ is excited to return to Concord as Abe Cutler in one of his favorite plays, The Desk Set. A graduate of Emerson College, Russ spent many years in Boston radio, first as a traffic reporter for WBZ and later as a DJ on WXRV. Leaving radio to concentrate on acting, he studied at the Michael Chekhov Actors Studio of Boston and has performed in many productions around the city, including several here in Concord. You may remember Russ as a crewman in Mister Roberts, or Franz the butler in The Sound of Music, or even the scheming husband John Wheeler in Night Watch.
He has recently appeared as a Church Deacon in the film Sins of the Preacher (Lifetime) and can be heard as a narrator/translator on several episodes of "Frontline" (PBS).