Russell D. Johnson
Johnson was typecast in this sort of role, and seems to have regarded his stint as The Professor as a mixed blessing. He is still instantly recognizable to the show's legions of fans, but his ability to be cast in other sorts of roles has been quite limited. Unlike fellow cast member Tina Louise, who was equally typecast as retro-glamourous movie queen Ginger Grant, he has willingly participated in all reunion movies, cartoons, and other events related to the program.
After Gilligan's Island he appeared in several other movies and televsion shows, perhaps most notably the miniseries Vanished, based on a novel by Fletcher Knebel (1971), uncredited in the Robert Redford spy thriller, Three Days of the Condor (1975), and on the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara.
Russell D. Johnson Facts
|Birth Name||Russell David Johnson|
|Birthday||November 10, 1924 (91)|
|Birthplace||Ashley, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Height||5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Russell D. Johnson compared to you?|