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Birth information

10 November 1924 Ashley, Pennsylvania, USA

Death information

16 January 2014 Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

Given Name

Russell David Johnson

Nickname

The Professor
Russ

How tall is Russell Johnson?

1.78 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Constance Dane
Kay Cousins Johnson
Edith Cahoon

Life Story of Russell Johnson

Long before he was known as "The Professor" in the cult comedy classic Gilligan's Island (1964), Russell Johnson was a well-known character actor, starring in several Westerns and Sci-Fi classics as This Island Earth (1955) and It Came from Outer Space (1953). Johnson grew up in Pennsylvania and was sent to a boarding school in Philadelphia with his brothers when his father died.

Unlike his Professor character, Johnson said he was not a bright student and was in fact held back a grade. Johnson did redeem himself later on in his school career and made the National Honor Society in high school. He joined the Army Air Corps in World War II, and earned the Purple Heart when his B-24 Liberator was shot down in the Philippines during a bombing run in March, 1945. After the war, he used the G.I. Bill to enroll in acting school to ply his new trade.

Johnson lived in the state of Washington, and has done several guest shots on television shows.

How much money has Russell Johnson earned?

Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) $1,200
Rock All Night (1957) $1,200

Publications and Magazines about Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson, Steve Cox Here on Gilligan's Isle. 1993

What movies did Russell Johnson play or participate?

Actors Filmography
The Spit Show with Indus & Raquel (2011) , Meego (1997) The Professor, Hellbender (1996) General Cho, Roseanne (1995) Mark, With a Vengeance (1992) Dr. Jesse Butler, Animania (1991) Narrator, My Two Dads (1989) Frank Mooney, Blue Movies (1988) Mr. Martin, Monsters (1988) Jeffrey, Robotech II: The Sentinels (1988) Narrator, Mathnet (1988) Frank Puck, Stevie and Zoya (1987) Narrator, Knots Landing (1987) Tim Murphy, ALF (1987) Professor Roy Hinkley, Santa Barbara (1987) Will Morton, Dynasty (1987) Earl Thompson, Newhart (1987) Beaver Lodge Member, Fame...

Birth information

10 November 1924 Ashley, Pennsylvania, USA

Death information

16 January 2014 Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

Given Name

Russell David Johnson

Nickname

The Professor
Russ

How tall is Russell Johnson?

1.78 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Constance Dane
Kay Cousins Johnson
Edith Cahoon

Life Story of Russell Johnson

Long before he was known as "The Professor" in the cult comedy classic Gilligan's Island (1964), Russell Johnson was a well-known character actor, starring in several Westerns and Sci-Fi classics as This Island Earth (1955) and It Came from Outer Space (1953). Johnson grew up in Pennsylvania and was sent to a boarding school in Philadelphia with his brothers when his father died.

Unlike his Professor character, Johnson said he was not a bright student and was in fact held back a grade. Johnson did redeem himself later on in his school career and made the National Honor Society in high school. He joined the Army Air Corps in World War II, and earned the Purple Heart when his B-24 Liberator was shot down in the Philippines during a bombing run in March, 1945. After the war, he used the G.I. Bill to enroll in acting school to ply his new trade.

Johnson lived in the state of Washington, and has done several guest shots on television shows.

How much money has Russell Johnson earned?

Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) $1,200
Rock All Night (1957) $1,200

Publications and Magazines about Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson, Steve Cox Here on Gilligan's Isle. 1993

What movies did Russell Johnson play or participate?

Actors Filmography
The Spit Show with Indus & Raquel (2011) , Meego (1997) The Professor, Hellbender (1996) General Cho, Roseanne (1995) Mark, With a Vengeance (1992) Dr. Jesse Butler, Animania (1991) Narrator, My Two Dads (1989) Frank Mooney, Blue Movies (1988) Mr. Martin, Monsters (1988) Jeffrey, Robotech II: The Sentinels (1988) Narrator, Mathnet (1988) Frank Puck, Stevie and Zoya (1987) Narrator, Knots Landing (1987) Tim Murphy, ALF (1987) Professor Roy Hinkley, Santa Barbara (1987) Will Morton, Dynasty (1987) Earl Thompson, Newhart (1987) Beaver Lodge Member, Fame...

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Russell Johnson and Dick Miller in Rock All Night (1957)

Was a member of the National Honor Society while in high school.

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Russell Johnson and Dick Miller in Rock All Night (1957)

Was enrolled in a Hollywood drama school when he was spotted by Paul Henreid, who cast him in For Men Only (1952).

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Russell Johnson in Rock All Night (1957)

Was originally best known for playing character villains, but that changed dramatically after he played the Professor on Gilligan's Island (1964), which was the diametrically opposite type of character.

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Russell Johnson in Rock All Night (1957)

Son David died of AIDS at age 39 on October 27, 1994. Before, and especially since, David's death Johnson devotes a great deal his time to AIDS fund-raising.

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Russell Johnson in Gilligans Insel (1964)

Three children: two, David and Kim Johnson with his second wife, Kay Cousins Johnson; and one stepson, Courtney Dane, with his third wife, Constance Dane.

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Russell Johnson and Joe Sawyer in Gefahr aus dem Weltall (1953)

Served for over twelve years as an officer of the Air Force, first as an active duty World War II bombardier (1944-45) and then as an inactive member of the Officer Reserve Corps. Upon the creation of the U.S. Air Force, in the late 1940s, was augmented to the U.S. Air Force Reserve and briefly was a member of the 4th Air Reserve District in San Francisco. In 1953, became an inactive officer once again and received final discharge from the Air Force Reserve in August 1957.

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Russell Johnson in Gefahr aus dem Weltall (1953)

Auditioned for the title role on the television series Ben Casey (1961), but lost out to actor Vince Edwards.

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Richard Carlson, Russell Johnson, and Barbara Rush in Gefahr aus dem Weltall (1953)

Johnson and actress Dawn Wells are best known for their roles on the comedy series Gilligan's Island (1964), but they are also known for their ambiguous infamous reference "and the rest" in the series' original theme song. The phrase was later rephrased by "The Professor and Mary Ann" after protests from the other actors.

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Richard Carlson, Russell Johnson, and Barbara Rush in Gefahr aus dem Weltall (1953)

Writes with his left hand.

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Russell Johnson in Gilligans Insel (1964)

Immortalized by the obscure Canadian band Show Business Giants in their song, "I Can't Get Russell Johnson Off My Mind", from their 1995 album "Let's Have a Talk With the Dead".

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