Tim read for the audiobooks Great Angel Fantasies: Nine Celestial Chronicles in 1996 and Star Trek: Vulcan's Heart in 1999.
He appeared in productions of Dream Girls, at L.A.'s Shubert Theater, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, and Cave Dwellers.
In the movie Spaceballs (1987), he played a trooper and only had one line to say "We ain't found s**t!". He lent his voice to the character Lone Gunslinger Vulture in the movie Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006).
Tim Russ' Favorites:
• "Star Trek" Novel - The Disinherited
• Comic - Far Side
• Animated Series - The Simpsons
• Actors - Sidney Poitier, William Marshall
• TV Channels - Discovery Channel, PBS, The Learning Channel
• Authors - Stephen King, Greg Bear, Arthur C. Clarke, Michael Crichton
• Movies - Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Alien
For each episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager", it took 40 minutes to put his Vulcan make up.
In October 2003, he wrote an article entitled "Stars on the Stars" for Astronomy Magazine.
He raised $1,200 with a variety of small on-line auctions for the benefit of Zenith Youth Homes in Inglewood, CA.
He directed the movie Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (2006). He directed, wrote, and produced the award-winning independent feature film, East of Hope Street in 1998. He directed a sci-fi short film entitled, Deja Vu that he wrote for Robert Michael Conrad Productions, featuring Chase Masterson and Garrett Wang.
Tim made his movie debut in the 1985 Paramount feature Fire With Fire.
He is a veteran of the stage as well, having appeared in numerous roles across the country. Most recently, he starred in an updated version of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" which was staged at the CBS/MTM studios. He received the NAACP Image Award for his portrayal of dual roles as "prisoner" and "high priest" in the Los Angeles Theater Center production of "Barrabas."
Tim started playing music when he was sixteen. An accomplished guitarist and vocalist, he regularly plays guitar and sings at Los Angeles-area venues. His brother Mike playing drums in the band as well.
Tim is 6' (1.83 m) tall. He is left-handed.
Due to his father's long career in the Air Force, he has lived in the following cities since his birth:
- Washington, DC;
- Niagara Falls, NY;
- Elmendorf AFB, AL;
- Rome, New York;
- Chicago, Illinois;
- Austin, Texas;
- Colorado Springs, Colorado;
- Omaha, NE;
- Fair Oaks, California;
- Los Angeles, California.
Outside the United States:
- T'ainan, Taiwan;
- Clark AFB, Philippines;
- Izmir, Turkey.
His siblings Michael and Angela assist him with his Vulcan Insider Fan Association, his official website, and many other aspects of his Star Trek life.
His hobbies include playing guitar (electric/bass/acoustic), performing (with his baritone voice), playing racquetball, scuba diving, engaging in Astronomy, playing flight simulators, and answering crossword puzzles.
Tim's fantasy is to one day actually travel the stars and visit other planets. He makes frequent appearances at sci-fi conventions.
Tim loved Dr. Seuss and Curious George books as a child.
He did voice-over work on the computer game L.A. Law.
He developed a sci-fi horror script with Jedda Roskilly and Devin Lorrance entitled MYTHE. A public service announcement he wrote, called The Zone, won the Sony Innovators Award.
His daughter, Madison, is born March 9th 1999.
He originally tried out for the role of Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
In his Star Trek career, he has been on camera with 6 different Starship Captains - Capt. Harriman played by Alan Ruck, Capt. Picard played by Patrick Stewart, Capt. Kirk played by William Shatner, Capt. Sulu played by George Takei, Capt. Sisko played by Avery Brooks, and Capt. Janeway played by Kate Mulgrew.
Tim Russ: I do enjoy doing comedy. It is a bit more of a challenge but it can be a lot of fun.
(asked about working with Paramount)
Tim Russ: Well, yeah, you know, if anyone brings you back to work more often, they're a good family! Plus, they've given me a lot of other opportunities outside of acting which is just great, and very rare, I might add! I am deeply indebted to them for giving me the opportunity to do those other things.
(about how life will be in the future)
Tim Russ: A hundred years from now it will not matter what your bank account was, what sort of house you lived in, or what kind of car you drove; but the entire world may be different because you made a difference in a child's life.
(asked about his musical role models)
Tim Russ: One particular artist I'd love to jam with would be Carlos Santana. I would also like to jam with Peter Gabriel. Both of them have been role models for me.
(on staying in touch with the cast of "Star Trek: Voyager" after the show has ended)
Tim Russ: I stay in touch primarily with Ethan Phillips. The others I run into occasionally at conventions, but otherwise we don't socialize that much, and we never really did during the series run.
Tim Russ: Acting is full of uncertainty. It's not a very secure lifestyle, but it is an exciting one.