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Nipsey Russell (1918–2005)

Actor | Soundtrack | Writer

Nipsey Russell was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1918. He got his start in Rock and Roll Review and other music revues in the 1950s. In the 1960s Russell achieved his first major role as Officer ... read full biography
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Sep 15, 1918 (died Oct 2, 2005) | 5' 9" (1.75m)
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Still of Nipsey Russell and Goldie Hawn in WildcatsStill of Nipsey Russell and Goldie Hawn in WildcatsStill of Nipsey Russell in The Love BoatStill of Nipsey Russell and Phillip Carter in Car 54, Where Are You? and The Beast Who Walked the BronxStill of Nipsey Russell, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor, Diana Ross and Ted Ross in The WizStill of Nipsey Russell in The Wiz
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Past Film & Video (6 titles) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
Police Captain Dave Anderson Police Captain Dave Anderson   See fewer
$11MM
$1.2MM
Posse (1993)
Snopes Snopes   See fewer
$10MM
$18MM
Wildcats (1986)
Ben Edwards Ben Edwards   See fewer
$26MM
Nemo (1984)
Mr. Rip / Benjamin Mr. Rip / Benjamin   See fewer
The Wiz (1978)
Tinman, Performer ("What Would I Do If I Could Feel?", "Slide Some Oil To Me", "Ease On Down The Road #2", "Ease On Down The Road #3", "Be A Lion", "Everybody Rejoice/A Brand New Day") Tinman, Performer ("What Would I Do If I Could Feel?", "Slide Some Oil To Me", "Ease On Down The Road #2", "Ease On Down The Road #3", "Be A Lion", "Everybody Rejoice/A Brand New Day")   See fewer
$24MM
$21MM
Wiz on Down the Road (1978)
(Short) - Tinman Tinman   See fewer
Archive Footage (5 titles) Budget U.S. Gross Worldwide
The History of Comedy (2017)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 2017) Himself (1 episode, 2017)   See fewer
One Nation, Under Comedy (Jul 16, 2017) Season 1, Episode 5 - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond (2009)
(Video) - Tin Man (archive footage) Tin Man (archive footage)   See fewer
As Seen On (1998– )
(TV Series) - Himself Himself   See fewer
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America (1993)
(TV Special) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
The Great Standups (1984)
(TV Movie) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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