|Played by:||Carl David Burks|
Russell was a Starfleet engineer who served for five years aboard the USS Enterprise-D as an ensign. In 2371, he was transferred into the command division, held the rank of a lieutenant, aboard the USS Voyager.
Russell shared a drink with fellow crewmembers in Ten Forward shortly before the time interruption. In the following alternate timeline created when the USS Enterprise-C traveled forward in time, Russell also served on the Enterprise-D. He passed Tasha Yar and Richard Castillo in a corridor and joined fellow crewmembers in Ten Forward. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise")
He was working in engineering when the Enterprise-D encountered a Borg cube in late 2366 and Captain Picard was assimilated by the Borg. He was part of the engineering crew who were evacuated from main engineering. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds")
He was one of the engineers on duty in main engineering when the ship met the Cytherian probe near the Argus Array and was part of the team which couldn't start to work because Reginald Barclay was missing. (TNG: "The Nth Degree")
He was one of the crewmembers who honored Worf by standing in a row in the corridor to the transporter room when Worf left the ship and Starfleet to fight in the Klingon Civil War. (TNG: "Redemption")
He was one of the engineers on duty when the Enterprise-D assisted the scientists on Penthara IV in saving their colony while being observed by Berlinghoff Rasmussen (TNG: "A Matter of Time") and when the Enterprise-D assisted Doctor Ja'Dar in testing the soliton wave. (TNG: "New Ground")
Sometime between 2366 and 2368 he was one of the engineering crewmembers who were evacuated from the main engineering due to a warp core breach. Commander Riker experienced this event during a telepathic memory invasion by the Ullian Jev and remembered the death of Ensign Keller. (TNG: "Violations")
Russell was on duty in engineering when the ship was trapped in a temporal distortion (TNG: "Cause and Effect") and when Captain Picard and Dr. Crusher got their report from Data and La Forge about the possibilities of the accident caused by the Nova Squadron in 2368. (TNG: "The First Duty")
He served in main engineering when the Enterprise-D supported a Romulan science vessel (TNG: "The Next Phase") and when Data scanned his own head, found as an artifact from the 19th century in San Francisco. (TNG: "Time's Arrow")
He was also in main engineering when the Enterprise-D discovered the dyson sphere and the crashed USS Jenolen on it. He was very busy when Captain Montgomery Scott visited the main engineering, later. (TNG: "Relics")
Together with an ensign, he scanned the debris of the shuttle Fermi in a shuttle bay. Later he was on duty in engineering and among the crewmembers who were beamed to the surface of Ligos VII by the renegade Ferengi. (TNG: "Rascals")
Russell was working in main engineering and received orders from Geordi La Forge regarding the collision of the planets Detria II and Detria VI. Later, a holographic duplicate of him was created and part of Professor James Moriarty's illusory reality. (TNG: "Ship in a Bottle")
Geordi La Forge asked Russell if he could hear the music, which was played by Jean-Luc Picard and Nella Daren in 2369. They performed in a Jefferies tube and their music sounds through the ship. (TNG: "Lessons")
Together with Ensign Armstrong, he was part of an away team on a Borg-controlled planet and was ordered by Commander William T. Riker to beam back to the Enterprise-D. He later passed the quarters of Lt. Cmdr. Data when Geordi La Forge entered the rooms. (TNG: "Descent, Part II")
Russell was transferred into the command division and promoted to the rank of lieutenant. He signed on for duty on board the USS Voyager, which was lost in the Delta Quadrant.
- "Yesterday's Enterprise"
- "Tin Man"
- "The Best of Both Worlds"
- "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II"
- "The Loss"
- "Galaxy's Child"
- "The Nth Degree"
- "The Drumhead"
- "Half a Life"
- "The Mind's Eye"
- "Unification I"
- "Unification II"
- "A Matter of Time"
- "New Ground"
- "Hero Worship"
- "The Outcast"
- "Cause and Effect"
- "The First Duty"
- "Imaginary Friend"
- "The Next Phase"
- "Time's Arrow"
- "Time's Arrow, Part II"
- "True Q"
- "A Fistful of Datas"
- "Ship in a Bottle"
- "Birthright, Part I"
- "Frame of Mind"
- "Second Chances"
- "Descent, Part II"
- "Dark Page"
- "Force of Nature"
- "Lower Decks"
- "Eye of the Beholder"
- "Preemptive Strike"
Russell was a nonspeaking role played by regular background actor and stand-in Carl David Burks who received no on-screen credit for his appearances. With the end of The Next Generation, Burks signed on with Star Trek: Voyager, where he reprised his role.