Christopher Russell is a first generation Canadian born to British parents. From a very young age, he was drawn to the arts and began performing. His first role as an actor was portraying Mary and Joseph’s donkey in his pre-school production of The Nativity Story, for which he received rave reviews. In high school, Russell performed in many productions, most notably as Magnus Muldoon in a rendition of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, which earned him the Sears Drama Festival Award of Excellence.
His numerous television credits include guest star and recurring roles on series such as “Day of the Dead,” “UnREAL,” “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Men in Trees” with Anne Heche, “Flashpoint,” “The Listener,” “Murdoch Mysteries,” The CW’s “iZombie,” “Nikita,” “Supernatural” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Hallmark Channel viewers will know Russell from his roles on original movies including “Love, Again,” “Midnight Masquerade,” “Where Your Heart Belongs,” “All Summer Long,” Love Unleasened and “Merry Matrimony,” among others. Additionally, he has been seen in the television movies “The Boy Next Door,” “Seduced By Lies” and “Catch A Christmas Star,” to name a few.
Russell’s film credits include Gone Tomorrow, Gangster Exchange, George Romero’s Land of the Dead, Center Stage: Turn It Up and The Right Kind of Wrong, which was an official selection for TIFF 2013, starring “True Blood’s” Ryan Kwanten and Catherine O'Hara.
Russell currently lives in Vancouver with his wife and his two children.