Russell David Johnson, more popular as Russell Johnson was a talented actor from Pennsylvania. He was known for his role as the Professor in the famous TV show named “Gilligan’s Island’. On January 16, 2014, he passed away due to the failure of the kidney.
Russell Johnson Age
Had he been alive, Russell Johnson (born November 10, 1924) would have been 99 years old as of 2024. As a Scorpio, he used to cut his birthday cake on November 10.
Height and Weight
The height of Russell Johnson was 5 feet and 10 inches. He weighed around 71 kg. We do not know about his fitness routine but he had been suffering from kidney problems since a long time.
Russell Johnson Net Worth
The net worth of Russell Johnson is $1 million as of 2024. He earned money from his acting career as well as by serving in the military. He has a house in Bainbridge Island of Washington. After his demise, his wife Constance lives with her son Courtney there.
|$83 thousand monthly
Family and Early Life
Russell Johnson was born Russell David Johnson to his father, Russell Kennedy Johnson, and his mother, Marion Wenonah Smink Johnson. He was born and brought up in Ashley of Pennsylvania, USA.
He grew up with six siblings whose names are Kenneth W. Johnson, David Reed Johnson, Lois Marion Johnson, Lorraine Johnson Crosby, Marion Joan Johnson Reeves, and Paul Wesley Johnson.
Russell went to a private boarding school and later graduated from Girard College located in Philadelphia which was specifically built for students without father.
Russell Johnson joined the United States Army Air Forces right after his high school graduation. He took the responsibility of bombardier as a second lieutenant during World War II.
He had been rewarded with many awards for his bravery. Russell got discharged as a first lieutenant in 1945.
His passion for acting drove him towards television shows. He received overwhelming recognition for his role as a professor in the TV show called “Gilligan’s Island”. He had also appeared on Black Saddle.
Some of the films that he was a part of are ‘Column South’, ‘Tumbleweed’, and ‘Ride Clear of Diablo’ amongst many others. Russell was a phenomenal actor and contributed so much of his talent to Hollywood.
Marriage, Spouse, and Children
Russell Johnson’s first marriage was with Edith Cahoon in 1943. They got divorced after a few years in 1948. Just a year later, he married Kay Cousins. Kay and Russell had first met in Actor’s Lab.
They welcomed a daughter named Kim and a son named David together. Unfortunately, Kim died in 1980 in California. Two years later, Russell re-married Constance Connie Dane and moved to Washington with her.
In 1994, Russell’s son David died of AIDS and since then, Russell was actively involved in raising AIDS charities.
|Russell David Johnson
|Date of Birth
|November 10, 1924
|99 years old
|Place of Origin
|Ashley, Pennsylvania, United States
|Bainbridge Island, Washington
|1. Air Medal
2. Philippine Liberation Ribbon
3. Purple Heart
4. World War II Victory Medal
5. Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
|Height in Feet
|5 feet 10 inches
|Weight in Kg
|Height in Meter
|Weight in Lbs
|Shoe Size (US)
|Russell Kennedy Johnson
|Marion Wenonah Smink Johnson
|Kenneth W. Johnson, David Reed Johnson, Lois Marion Johnson, and Paul Wesley Johnson
|Lorraine Johnson Crosby and Marion Joan Johnson Reeves
|Private Boarding School
|Constance Connie Dane
|Edith Cahoon, Kay Cousins Johnson, and Constance Connie Dane