Diebenkorn DB Russell is the night shift supervisor at the Las Vegas Crime Lab. Russel was brought into the Las Vegas CSI team to straighten the team out as the night shift supervisor, replacing Catherine Willows. Russel’s personality is described as obscure and eccentric which is reflected in his crime solving methods. Although there was tension when Russel joined the team as he was expected to take over from Willows, he earned the team’s respect and become the leader they needed.
Portrayed by Ted Danson
Danson was born in San Diego and lives in Los Angeles.
His birth date is Dec. 29.
Ted Danson’s versatility in both television and film makes him one of the most accomplished actors today. From his feature film debuts in Joseph Wambaugh’s “The Onion Field” in 1979 and Lawrence Kasdan’s “Body Heat” in 1981, to his starring role in the television series Cheers. Danson has captivated worldwide audiences with his dramatic and comedic performances.
Danson charmed television audiences worldwide with his portrayal of tall, dark and handsome Sam Malone, a role he played for 12 years on “Cheers.” The role earned him Golden Globe Awards in 1990 and 1991, Emmy Awards in 1990 and 1993, as well as several additional Emmy nominations. Danson made his return to network television in 1998 in “Becker,” on the Network, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination in 2001.
This fall, Danson can be seen in the second season of “Fargo,” as well as the series finale of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, on the Network. Recently, Danson starred in the fourth season of Damages, for which he received two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination. Danson has appeared in several episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in a recurring role.
Danson’s feature film credits include “Mad Money”, “Mumford”, “Saving Private Ryan”, “Three Men and a Baby”, “Cousins”, “Dad”, “Three Men and a Little Lady”, “Made in America”, “Getting Even with Dad”, “Pontiac Moon” and the independent film “The Amateurs”.
In addition to acting and producing, Danson is an environmental activist, founding the American Oceans Campaign (AOC) in 1987 to alert Americans to the life-threatening hazards created by oil spills, off-shore development, toxic wastes, sewage pollution and other ocean abuses.