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Reuven Russell

Actor, Director, Comedian, Teacher



Chaplin                                                 Waiter                                   Sir Richard Attenborough, dir.

The Proprietor                                        Street Performer                                  Ismail Merchant, dir.

Inside Monkey Zetterland                        CPR Rabbi                                                 Jefery Levy, dir.

Advice and Dissent                                Rabbi Weintraub                                       Leibel Cohen, dir.

Adventures of Agent Emes (10 episodes) Betzalel                                                   Leibel Cohen, dir.

The Permeable Man                               Ephraim                                                   Leibel Cohen, dir.



E.R.                                                      Visiting Rabbi                                                             NBC

Up All Night w/Gilbert Gottfried                Koko the Clown                                             USA Network



The Quarrel                                            Hersh                                    Daryl Roth Theatre (Off-Bdwy)

Gathering the Sparks                              One-man show                                    100 cities worldwide

(conceived and performed by Reuven Russell)

The Sunshine Boys                                Eddie                                                             National tour

(with Mickey Rooney and Donald O’Connor)

A Match Made in Manhattan                    Abe                                                 Levana (Off-Broadway)

The Legend of Oedipus                           Chorus                                  Williamstown Theatre Festival

(Nikos Psacharopoulos, dir.)

The American Clock                               Charley                                 Williamstown Theatre Festival

(Austin Pendleton, dir.)

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui               Young Dogsborough               Williamstown Theatre Festival

(Peter Hunt, dir.)

Moon Over Miami                                   Mambo Instructor                             Yale Repertory Theatre

The Tempest                                         Sebastian                                        Yale Repertory Theatre

The Quarrel                                           Hersh                                          Playwrights Theatre of NJ

Twelfth Night                                          Fabian                                    Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Measure for Measure                              Pompey                                  Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Romeo and Juliet                                   Clown                                      Illinois Shakespeare Festival

The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (dir.)        Barney Greenwald                             Westside Theatre, LA




Old Milwaukee Beer (National)                The Dancing Bear




Stand-up comedian and MC – All major comedy clubs and Catskill resorts

Clown, Magician, Street Performer, Master Balloon Sculptor

Speak Hebrew, Yiddish and most dialects



Yale School of Drama                             MFA, Acting – 1989

British American Drama Academy           Oxford – 1985

Stella Adler                                           Acting

Michael Moriarty                                    Acting