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Russell Hodgkinson

Russell was born on Homestead Air Force Base and grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. His first acting experience came in 7th grade, playing the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. He continued acting throughout high school, passing up a theatre arts scholarship to join the Army after becoming a father his senior year. Peace time provided a unique opportunity as he soon began performing regularly at the esteemed Fort Bragg Playhouse. By the end of his enlistment he had earned his Actor's Equity card and moved to New York City. In 1986 he reenlisted in the Coast Guard, joining the crew of the USCG Cutter Sassafras in Hawaii. During off duty hours he studied at the Honolulu Film Actor's Workshop before being transferred to Long Beach, California where he met his wife actress Shelley Poncy. In 1992 the couple moved to Louisiana, where they became fixtures on the New Orleans stage. They moved to Seattle in 2003, Russell resumed his theatre career and became active in the Independent film scene. In 2014 he was cast to play 'Doc' on the SyFy original series 'Z Nation'.

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Aug 14, 1959 In Homestead AFB, Florida, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Big Fish 2003-12-25
Latest Project:
Movie The Stairs 2021-02-26
Known For
Poster of We Take the Low Road
Poster of Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
Poster of Grimm
Poster of ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction
Movie The Stairs Gabriel Mason 2021-02-26
Movie We Take the Low Road George 2019-05-23
Movie Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Steven Beck 2017-08-06
Movie Star Leaf Seth Guardrail Slaughter 2015-06-06
Movie The Hollow One John Eaton 2015-05-01
Series Z Nation Doc 2014-09-12
Movie 7 Minutes Lawrence 2014-10-26
Movie The Device Dr. Mora 2014-12-16
Movie Ghostlight Bob 2013-10-24
Movie Eden Dave 2012-03-11
Movie Junk Gauge 2012-10-19
Series Grimm Ephram Geiger 2011-10-28
Movie ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction Joe Miller 2010-01-29
Movie Big Fish Some Farmer 2003-12-25