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Alex Russell (actor)

Alexander Russell (born 11 December 1987) is an Australian actor. He is best known for starring in the 2012 film Chronicle and the 2014 film Believe Me.

Alex Russell
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Alexander Russell

(1987-12-11) 11 December 1987 (age 31)[1]
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Years active2010–present


Early lifeEdit

Russell, who was born in Brisbane, grew up in Rockhampton, Queensland.[2] He is the son of surgeon Dr. Andrew Russell and nurse Frances Russell. He has a younger brother, Dominic, and a younger sister, Georgiana. He graduated from Rockhampton Grammar School in 2004,[3] going on to attend the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney.[4]


Russell made his debut in the 2010 film Wasted on the Young. In 2011, he appeared in two short films, The Best Man and Halloween Knight; he directed a short film as well titled "Love and Dating in LA!, which was featured on the El Rey Network's Peoples Showcase: Horror Edition. In 2012, he starred in the science fiction film Chronicle.[5] He played Billy Nolan in the 2013 Carrie remake.[5] In 2014, he played Sam Atwell in Believe Me.

Just five years after making his TV debut as a guest star on NTSF:SD:SUV in 2012, he joined the cast of the 2017 reboot of the 1975 series S.W.A.T. as Officer Jim Street, the very role played just four decades prior by the late Robert Urich in 1975, becoming part of the main cast.



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Wasted on the Young Zack
2010 Almost Kings Hass
2011 The Best Man Malcolm Short film
2011 Halloween Knight Paul Short film
2012 Chronicle Matt Garetty
2012 Bait 3D Ryan
2013 The Host Seeker Burns
2013 Carrie Billy Nolan
2013 Love and Dating in L.A. Director/Short Film
2014 Believe Me Sam Atwell
2014 Cut Snake Sparra Farrell
2014 Unbroken Pete Zamperini
2015 Prisoner of War Bo
2015 Pacific Standard Time Unknown
2016 Goldstone Josh
2016 Blood in the Water Percy
2017 Only the Brave Andrew Ashcraft
2017 Jungle Kevin
2017 Rabbit Ralph


Year Title Role Notes
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV Stewie Mears Episode: "16 Hop Street"
2015 Galyntine Roman Television Movie
2017–present S.W.A.T. Jim Street[6] Main


  1. ^ "Only the Brave: Australian actor Alex Russell talks new movie | Community News Group". Community News Group. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  2. ^ Formosa, Amy (24 February 2011). "Alex Russell the next big name". The Morning Bulletin.
  3. ^ Mcbryde, Emma (21 April 2011). "Hollywood legend has eye on Alex". The Morning Bulletin.
  4. ^ Formosa, Amy (12 December 2009). "Hollywood hunk home for Xmas". The Morning Bulletin.
  5. ^ a b Barton, Steve (15 May 2012). "Carrie Cast Continues to Expand". Dread Central.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (17 March 2017). "Alex Russell Joins CBS' 'S.W.A.T.' Pilot; Melissa Roxburgh In CW's 'Valor'". Deadline. Retrieved 26 May 2017.

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