Alex Russell (actor)
Alex Russell at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
11 December 1987
Alexander Russell (born 11 December 1987) is an Australian actor. He is best known for starring in the films Chronicle (2012) and Believe Me (2014). Since 2017, Russell portrays Jim Street in the crime action-drama reboot S.W.A.T..
Russell was born in Brisbane and grew up in Rockhampton, Queensland. He is the son of surgeon Dr. Andrew Russell and nurse Frances Russell. He has a younger brother, Dominic, and a younger sister, Georgiana. He graduated from Rockhampton Grammar School in 2004 and afterward attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney.
Russell made his debut in the 2010 film Wasted on the Young. In 2011, he appeared in two short films, The Best Man and Halloween Knight. He directed a short film as well, titled Love and Dating in LA!, which was featured on El Rey Network's Peoples Showcase: Horror Edition. In 2012, he starred in the science fiction film Chronicle. In 2013, he played Billy Nolan in the Carrie remake. In 2014, he played Sam Atwell in Believe Me.
Five years after making his TV debut as a guest star on NTSF:SD:SUV, in 2012, he joined the main cast of the 2017 reboot of the 1975 series S.W.A.T. as Officer Jim Street, the role played four decades prior by Robert Urich.
|2010||Wasted on the Young||Zack|
|2011||The Best Man||Malcolm||Short film|
|2011||Halloween Knight||Paul||Short film|
|2013||The Host||Seeker Burns|
|2013||Love and Dating in L.A.||Director/Short Film|
|2014||Believe Me||Sam Atwell|
|2014||Cut Snake||Sparra Farrell|
|2015||Prisoner of War||Bo|
|2015||Pacific Standard Time||Unknown|
|2016||Blood in the Water||Percy|
|2017||Only the Brave||Andrew Ashcraft|
|2012||NTSF:SD:SUV||Stewie Mears||Episode: "16 Hop Street"|
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