Tim Russ Filmography
Hunter (1985) (TV) - Starring as Sam in "Killer in the Halloween Mask"
| L.A.P.D. Sgt. Rick Hunter (Fred Dryer) is a tough-minded, Dirty Harry-type who can't stand the creeps who prowl the streets. He is assigned to Sgt. Dee Dee McCall (Stepfanie Kramer), whom the other cops don't like. The two homicide detectives found themselves up against the slimiest criminals Los Angeles has to offer.|
In this episode, the Captain sends Hunter and McCall to serve as technical advisors for a television police show to keep them out of trouble. Unfortunately, the star of the show is killed, placing Hunter and McCall in the middle of another high-profile murder investigation.
|Crossroads (1986) - Starring as Robert Johnson|
| Eugene Martone (Ralph Macchio) is a classically trained guitarist who desperately wants to locate a long-lost blues song. At a Harlem nursing home, Eugene finds Willie Brown (Joe Seneca), a legendary blues man who may be able to help him. Eugene becomes part of the master guitarist's scheme to reclaim his soul from the Devil, which he sold in exchange for musical greatness at a rural crossroads many decades before. Making their way across the Mississippi Delta, the duo meets Frances (Jami Gertz), a runaway who becomes a love interest for Eugene. |
- Robert Johnson is a real-life blues legend. He is seen at the beginning of the movie making the lost recordingas that Eugene is looking for.
|Spaceballs (1987) - Starring as a Trooper|
Those dastardly Spaceballs and Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) are out to steal the atmosphere from Druidia. They kidnap Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) to get the code that opens the shield surrounding the planet. The king (Dick Van Patten) turns to the swashbuckling Lone Starr (Bill Pullman), a smuggler, hired gun and all-around great guy to get his precious princess back. Assisted by his faithful sidekick, Barf the mog (John Candy), and Yoghurt (Mel Brooks), Lone Starr sets forth to rescue the princess because he owes Pizza the Hutt a million spacebucks.
- The trooper is a cameo appearance while literally combing the desert with an afro pick. He says "We ain't found shit!" after Dark Helmet asks if anyones found anything.
|The Twilight Zone (1985 and 1987) (TV) - Starring as Archer in "Voices in the Earth" and as a cop in Kentucky Rye segment|
| The new series aired from Sept. 1985 to April 1989 and like the original, was a collection of various tales that range from the tragic to the comedic. They may be scary or just thought-provoking, but most episodes have unexpected endings and a moral lesson. |
In the distant future an expedition returns to a barren Earth and a member hears voices from ghosts of those that died in the planets disaster. The expedition wants to destroy what remains of the planet for valuable minerals, but the ghosts don't want that. Life is eventually discovered in the oceans, so the Earth is spared.
In the Kentucky Rye segment Bob Spindler, a drunk driver, arrives at the "Kentucky Rye" bar where the customers are all victims of drunk drivers. When Bob tries to leave, he finds out that he's died in a horrible drinking and driving accident and he has nothing nothing but alcohol to comfort him for an eternity in Hell.
- The police officers show up at the end of the segment when Bob is looking out the bar window and can see them investigating the accident Bob was in.
|Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) - Starring as Jesse|
Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend's daughter, Erica, who dies of a drug overdose. He sets out to rid the city of the gangs who supply cocaine in Los Angeles. Publisher Nathan White, whose daughter also died of a drug overdose, supplies Kersey with weapons and information so he can go after Zacharias and Romero the gang leaders.
- Jesse is one of the bad guy gang members and Paul Kersey blows him up along with a couple others in a car, in the final scene.
Bird (1988) - Starring as Harris
This film depicts the life of Charlie Parker (Forest Whitaker), one the twentieth century's premier jazz musicians in 1940. It shows Parker's rise to success for his remarkable way of playing, his interracial love affair with his loving wife Chan (Diane Venora) and his death from heroin abuse.
|21 Jump Street (1988) (TV) - Starring as (Unknown) in "Slippin' Into Darkness"|
| The series was about a group of young-looking cops, working undercover as high school students. Johnny Depp played Officer Tom Hanson, and other regulars include Holly Robinson as Judy Hoff, Dustin Nguyen as Ioki, and Peter DeLuise as Penhall. Frederic Forrest is also on hand as the obligatory authority figure. |
In this episode, Hoffs and Ioki go undercover in a Guardian Angel-type street patrol whose members have a vendetta out for a drug dealer that an undercover Hanson is trying to set up for a bust. Meanwhile, Fuller questions Penhall about whether he is going to return to Jump Street or not.
|Beauty and the Beast (1989) (TV) - Starring as Lieutenant Eric Parker in "Sticks and Stones"|
| The TV show centered around the relationship between Catherine (Linda Hamilton), an Assistant District Attorney who lived in New York City, and Vincent (Ron Perlman), a gentle, but lion-faced "beast" who belongs to a society of misfits and outcasts (see "mole people") dwelling in the tunnels beneath the city.|
|Alien Nation (1989) (TV) - Starring as Ketnes in the "Pilot Episode"|
A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and it's alien slaves or "Newcomers", have been assimilated into the population of Los Angeles. George Francisco, is an alien police detective with a human partner, Matthew Sikes. George and Matt fight crime together, while learning to respect the other's culture, and question his own.
In this pilot episode, George and Matt investigate their first case about a vagrant that has died and has strange sores on his body. Matt receives information from his deceased partner, Tuggles. George and his family move into their new home and Matt meets his new neighbor.
|The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1992) (TV) - Starring as Eugene the security guard in "Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect: Parts 1 and 2" and as an F.B.I. Agent Marcus Collins in "Those Were the Days"|
| The show was about Rapper/actor Will Smith who was shipped out to California to live with wealthy relatives. He teaches his new family some street smarts, while he tries to learn some old-fashioned beliefs and values. His Aunt Vivian and Uncle Philip can't control him, and he attempts to get everyone else to fit in around him, including cousins Carlton), Hilary, and Ashley.|
In Someday Your Prince Will Be in Effect: Parts 1 and 2, the family goes to the mall to get costumes for Hilary's Halloween party. Will and Carlton compete to find a date for the party. Phillip gets caught up at the gadget shop. Hillary and Ashley get detained for possible theft.
- Eugene the security guard is the one that accuses Hillary and Ashley of shoplifting.
In Those Were the Days, Philip and Vivian welcome a '60s radical, who arouses the FBI's interest and influences Will and Carlton to take action over the firing of a nonconformist teacher.
|Eve of Destruction (1991) - Starring as Carter|
| Eve (Renée Soutendijk) is a robot, modelled after her creator. When things go wrong during the tests, Eve is lost in the big city. Colonel Jim McQuade (Gregory Hines) is assigned to stop the robot and with Dr. Eve Simmons, they must find and disarm the robot Eve, before she explodes a nuclear device within her. Eve is programmed to protect herself at all costs, so when she runs into a problem, she resorts to violence. |
|SeaQuest DSV (1993) (TV) - Starring as Martin Clemens in "Photon Bullet"|
| Set in the year 2018, mankind tries to colonize earth's oceans. A submarine known as SeaQuest DSV is sent underwater for protection. The ship's team has Captain Nathan Bridger (Roy Scheider), Lucas (Jonathan Brandis), and even a genius dolphin.|
In this episode, Lucas visits a communications base populated by a group of young computer experts, a famous computer hacker, who now runs the Node, persuades Lucas to break into the World Bank and divert funds for humanitarian causes.
- Martin Clemens is the famous hacker called Mycroft, who runs the underwater communications installation.