Russell is currently in production to star in and executive produce the new QCode action podcast series Classified. Created by producer-writer-director duo Spenser Cohen and Anna Halberg, the series follows Ivan (Russell), who arrives at the mysterious Ravenholm Institute to be treated when Lark, the voice in his head, says he can help Ivan break out. He and Lark then organize the other eclectic patients to escape and take down Doctor Bell, the shadowy woman in charge of their “recovery.”
Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Russell starred as U.S. CIA Agent “John Walker” in the Disney+ series, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, alongside Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie and Emily VanCamp. Most notably, he starred in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!, a teen comedy set in 1980 which follows a group of college baseball players as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. The critically acclaimed film earned a Gotham Award nomination for Best Feature.
Russell starred in, wrote and performed all of the live guitar performances in Jeff Grace’s Folk Hero & Funny Guy opposite Meredith Hagner, Melanie Lynskey and Alex Karpovsky. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and received a nomination for Best Narrative Drama.
Additional film credits include Joe Wright’s Hitchcockian drama, The Woman in the Window opposite Amy Adams, Overlord, Blaze, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, Ingrid Goes West, Shimmer Lake, Table 19, 22 Jump Street, Cold in July, We Are What We Are, This Is 40, Cowboys & Aliens, High School and The Last Supper.
On television, Russell’s credits include Showtime’s limited series The Good Lord Bird, Netflix’s Black Mirror and AMC’s Lodge 49.
Russell was a former professional ice hockey player and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.