Russ Russo

Russ Russo

actor, producer, writer

Russ Russo was born on Dec 02, 1975 in USA. Russ Russo's big-screen debut came with Bridget directed by Amos Kollek in 2002, strarring Raul (uncredited). Russ Russo is known for Against the Wall directed by David Capurso, Russ Russo stars as Adam and Sarah Ahlgren as Maria. Russ Russo has got 3 awards and 6 nominations so far. The most recent award Russ Russo achieved is Action on Film International Film Festival, USA. The upcoming new movie Russ Russo plays is The Green Fairy which will be released on Jan 21, 2020.

Russell Arthur Benson Jr. was born to Cynthia Lattof and Russell Benson. Russell Benson Sr. was a union plumber who had come back from Vietnam. Cynthia Lattof was a student at Gloucester State College. They divorced in 1979. Cynthia had moved Russell and his infant brother out to Sacramento, California where she met future husband Frank Russo. Frank adopted the two boys and Russell Arthur Benson Jr. name changed legally to Russell Austin Russo. The family then moved to Phoenix, Arizona before settling for a cross country drive in December 1982 to Long Branch, New Jersey where Frank's family lived. The family rented homes and duplexes while having three more children. In April 1992, the Russo family moved to Rumson, New Jersey. Russ finished his senior year of high school at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional and graduated in 1994.He then moved with long time girlfriend Laura Wood to Clearwater, Florida in June 1996. The relationship dissolved and in November 1997, Russell moved back to Rumson, New Jersey. Russ was studying business-finance at Brookdale College. In February 1999, he stumbled upon the Jewelbox Theatre. Jade Greene, the director of the theatre, was offering internships for acting classes. In the months to follow, he studied Alexander, Meisner, Stella Adler, Lee Strausberg and Method acting. Russ worked as a utility actor in various plays during the internship before landing a lead role in Clifford Oddet's classic "Awake & Sing" playing Moe Axelrod, a role previously performed by Sanford Meisner. Russ began traveling to NYC to study at Tisch in various acting workshops as well as working with the NJ Theatre Exchange. In March 2002, he landed the lead role in the Independent film "Envy" portraying a character with multiple personality disorder. "Envy" won the Buzz award at the NY Independent Film Festival. Russ continues to act in various plays and films.

  • Birthday

    Dec 02, 1975
  • Place of Birth

    Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA

Known For


3 wins & 6 nominations

Action on Film International Film Festival, USA
Best Villain - Feature
Winner - Action on Film Award
The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Best Short Film - Suspense/Thriller
Winner - 1st Place Indie Gathering Award
Heat Wave (2015)
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