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Nipsey Russell

Biography

Actor who also starred in The Wiz and was popular like a panelist on several Television game displays including: Match Video game, Hollywood Squares, and Pyramid. His 1st job was like a carhop in the Atlanta drive-in, The Varsity. He recited brief funny poems on video game shows that gained him the name of “the poet of laureate of tv.” He was created using the name Julius was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He was an intermittent visitor on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Display.

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Full Name Nipsey Russell
Date Of Birth September 15, 1918
Died October 2, 2005, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Atlanta, GA
Profession TV Actor
Education University of Cincinnati
Nationality American
Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Movies Car 54, Where Are You?, Posse, Wildcats, Nemo, The Wiz
TV Shows Your Number's Up, The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, The Dean Martin Show, Barefoot in the Park, Car 54, Where Are You?, Juvenile Jury, The Dean Martin Comedy World
Star Sign Virgo

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Centre Street2001TV SeriesWallace Roy
Spin City1999TV SeriesNipsey Russell
Car 54, Where Are You?1994Police Captain Dave Anderson
Posse1993Snopes
2271987TV SeriesUncle Edmund
Wildcats1986Ben Edwards
Nemo1984Mr. Rip / Benjamin
The Love Boat1980TV SeriesDapper Dan Manhoney
Flying High1979TV SeriesMan
Wiz on Down the Road1978ShortTinman
Fame1978TV MovieVinny
The Wiz1978Tinman
Police Woman1977TV SeriesWitt
The Bob Hope Show1973TV SeriesBarney
Barefoot in the Park1970TV SeriesHoney Robinson
The Red Skelton Hour1967-1968TV SeriesHardsell Hopkins / Insurance Doctor / Ex-Policeman
Walter of the Jungle1967TV Short
Car 54, Where Are You?1961-1962TV SeriesOfficer Dave Anderson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
So You Think You Can Dance2009TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Magic of David Copperfield III: Levitating Ferrari1980TV Special performer: "A Brand New Day"
The Wiz1978performer: "What Would I Do If I Could Feel?", "Slide Some Oil To Me", "Ease On Down The Road #2", "Ease On Down The Road #3", "Be A Lion", "Everybody Rejoice/A Brand New Day"
Show Time at the Apollo1955TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul1968TV Movie additional material

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jackie Gleason Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1969TV SeriesHimself
The Alan King Show1969TV MovieHimself - Comedian (as Nipsy Russell)
What's My Line?1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Soul1968TV MovieHimself
Dream Girl of '671966-1967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
Our Place1967TV SeriesHimself
Candid Camera1967TV SeriesHimself
Snap Judgment1967TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1957-1967TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show1966TV SeriesHimself
The Strolling '20s1966TV MovieHimself
ABC's Nightlife1965TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
Missing Links1963-1964TV SeriesHimself
The David Susskind Show1964TV SeriesHimself
Talent Scouts1963TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1961-1962TV SeriesHimself
Basin Street Revue1956Himself
Rhythm and Blues Revue1955DocumentaryHimself (as Nipsy Russell)
Rock 'n' Roll Revue1955ShortHimself
Show Time at the Apollo1955TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Singer
Star Words2015TV SpecialHimself - Host
Hollywood Squares2003TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
NY TV: By the People Who Made It - Part I & II1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-1997TV SeriesHimself
Viva Variety1997TV SeriesHimself
The Chris Rock Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Wolf Trap Presents Victor Borge: An 80th Birthday Celebration1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The $10,000 Pyramid1973-1988TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Celebrity Double Talk1986TV SeriesHimself
Your Number's Up1985TV SeriesHost
Super Password1985TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Jackpot1985TV SeriesHost (1984 CBS Pilot Only)
Hot Potato1984TV SeriesHimself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Juvenile Jury1983TV SeriesHost
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHimself
Password Plus1979-1981TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
To Tell the Truth1980TV SeriesHimself - Panelist (1980-1981)
Uptown: A Tribute to the Apollo Theatre1980TV SpecialHimself
Chain Reaction1980TV SeriesHimself
Dance Fever1979TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Salute to Pearl Bailey1979TV MovieHimself
Kids Are People, Too1979TV SeriesHimself
Live Wednesday1978TV SeriesHimself
Match Game 731973-1977TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Shoot for the Stars1977TV SeriesHimself
Captain Kangaroo1977TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Redd Foxx1976TV SpecialHimself
The Cross-Wits1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Sweepstakes1976TV SeriesHimself
Rhyme and Reason1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dennis Weaver1976TV SpecialHimself
Donny and Marie1976TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dean Martin1976TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Muhammad Ali1976TV SpecialHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Valerie Harper1975TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Evel Knievel1975TV SpecialHimself
New American Bandstand 19651975TV SeriesHimself
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
Blankety Blanks1975TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Bowling1974-1975TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Sammy Davis Jr.1975TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jackie Gleason1975TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball1975TV SpecialHimself
Finish Line1975TV MovieHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope1974TV SpecialHimself
Masquerade Party1974TV SeriesHimself / panelist
The Dean Martin Comedy World1974TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Dean Martin Show1973-1974TV SeriesHimself / Donald Reagan
Music Country U.S.A.1974TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1973TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Mouse Factory1972-1973TV SeriesHimself
The Galloping Gourmet1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1971-1972TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Comedy Tonight1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Can You Top This1970TV SeriesHimself
The Choice Is Yours1970TV MovieHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1969TV SeriesHimself
To Tell the Truth1969TV SeriesHimself / panelist (1971-1978)
The Match Game1963-1969TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Personality1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Palace1969TV SeriesHimself - Comedian

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Yellow Brick Road and Beyond2009Video documentaryTin Man
As Seen On1998TV SeriesHimself
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America1993TV Special documentaryHimself
The Great Standups1984TV Movie documentaryHimself

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