- Full Name Timothy Darrell Russ
- Nickname Tim Russ
- Occupation Actor & Astronomer
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Washington DC, USA
- Birth Date Jun 22, 1956
- Age 66 Years, 11 Months
- Height 5 Feet 11.5 Inches
- Net Worth 6 Million USD (Celebritynetworth)
Tim Russ | BiographyDetected the Torjan Star Patroclus
Tim is a space enthusiast and an amateur astronomer. He has been observing the night skies with his telescope for several decades. In his recent interview with skyandtelescope.org on 1 February 2022, he discussed how he developed an interest in astronomy. According to him, becoming an astronomer happened unexpectedly. He said, "It came out of the blue as far as my actual participating in it. But I've always been interested in space science, all the way through college and post-college. Once I moved to Los Angeles in my mid-to-late twenties, I started to think about getting hands-on into the hobby."
Tim Russ is a famous American actor and amateur astronomer. Star Trek fans mainly recognize him as Lieutenant Commander Tuvok from the UPN TV series Star Trek: Voyager.
Tim Russ Short Bio
Tim Russ is a veteran American actor born in Washington DC, USA, on 22 June 1956. He took birth as Timothy Darrell Russ to his father Walt, an Air Force Officer, and mother, Josephine.
Born in a military family, Tim and his two younger siblings, Angela Russ and Michael Russ, grew up living at several military bases around the world.
At first, Tim completed high school education at Izmir High School in Turkey. Later, he earned a diploma from Rome Free University in New York. Moreover, he also graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Theater Arts from Saint Edwards University.
Tim began his professional acting journey while still a student at Saint Edwards University. His first acting job was with PBS Masterpiece Theater.
Later, in 1985, he landed his first role on TV as the minor character Sam in the TV series Hunter. The following year, he worked as a small role artist in several movies and TV shows like Crossroads (1986 film), Fire with Fire (1986 film), Heart of the City (1986 TV series), etc.
In 1987, Tim got his first leading role in the NBC action-adventure TV series The Highwayman. He appeared alongside actors Mark Jackson and Sam J. Jones in the series. Moreover, this series marked his prominence in the acting industry.
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Tim's career has spanned over 37 years. He has appeared with varied roles in approximately 180 movies and TV shows in all these years. His most notable works are in Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001 TV series), Unbeatable Harold (2006 film), Live Free or Die Hard (2007 film), iCarly (2007-2012 TV series), Alongside Night (2014 film), Blade of Honor (2017 TV series), The Midnight Sky (2020 film), The Star City Murders (2021 film), Nightshade (2022 film), etc.
Star Trek: Voyager is a multiple Emmy Award-winning TV series on the American TV network UPN. The series premiered on 16 January 1995 and aired seven seasons with 172 episodes through 23 May 2001.
Tim was the show's lead cast in all seasons alongside Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Picardo, and many other actors.
He appeared as the character Lt. Commander Tuvok, a commanding officer of the Starfleet. He was part of a total of 168 out of 172 episodes.
Besides being a veteran actor, Tim is a space enthusiast and an amateur astronomer. He has been observing the night skies with his telescope for several decades.
In his recent interview with skyandtelescope.org on 1 February 2022, he discussed how he developed an interest in astronomy. According to him, becoming an astronomer happened unexpectedly. He said,
It came out of the blue as far as my actual participating in it. But I've always been interested in space science, all the way through college and post-college. Once I moved to Los Angeles in my mid-to-late twenties, I started to think about getting hands-on into the hobby.
Furthermore, in August 2021, NASA credited him with five other astronomers for detecting Patroclus. Patroclus is a Trojan asteroid that orbits the planet Jupiter.
Tim has not yet shared information on his married life or wife in the media. However, he has a daughter named Madison Russ, born on 9 March 1999.
On 15 December 2017, Madison shared a picture with her dad Tim on her Instagram handle @itsmadisonruss.
Tim's daughter Madison is also an actress with several TV series and film credits. Her acting credits include Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (2007 short film), Star Trek: Renegades (2015-2017 TV series), Junkie (2018 film), Candy Corn (2019 film), Nightshade (2022 film), etc. Moreover, she is set to appear on the upcoming projects Renegades: Ominara and Subject Unknown.