1. Timothy Darrell “Tim” Russ is an American actor, film director, screenwriter and musician.
2. He is known for his roles as Lieutenant Commander Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager, as Frank on Samantha Who?, and as Principal Franklin, a recurring character on the Nickelodeon live-action teen sitcom iCarly.
3. Russ was born in Washington, D.C. to a state government employee mother and a U.S. Air Force officer father. He spent part of his childhood in Turkey.
4. Russ has been extensively involved in the Star Trek franchise, as a voice and film actor, writer, director and producer.
5. He played several minor roles before landing the role as the main character Tuvok.
6. Russ screen-tested for the role of Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation before gaining the role of Tuvok.
7. In 1995, Russ co-wrote the story for the Malibu Comics Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #29 and 30, with Mark Paniccia.
8. Russ performed voice acting roles as Tuvok for the computer games Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force and Star Trek: Elite Force II.
9. Russ is also the director and one of the stars of the fan series Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, the first third of which was released in December 2007, with the remaining two-thirds released in 2008.
10. Russ is directing and co-starring in Star Trek: Renegades, and in both 2013 and 2014 reprised his role as the voice of Tuvok in the MMO Star Trek Online.
11. He also portrayed a surgeon on an episode of Hannah Montana, “I Am Hannah, Hear Me Croak.”
12. Russ has been a musician for over 40 years, and a singer for at least 35.
13. 1987 Jake and the Fatman Pete Season 1, Episode 7, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?