Russell Johnson

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Russell Johnson
Birth name Russell David Johnson
Born November 10, 1924 in Ashley, Pennsylvania, USA
Died January 16, 2014 in Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA from kidney failure
Notable Roles Roy "Professor" Hinkley Jr. in Gilligan's Island
Notable Episodes
Awards

Russell Johnson was an American actor.

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Black Saddle Marshal Gib Scott 1959–1960 1 2
Gilligan's Island Roy Hinkley, Jr. 1964–1967 1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Adventures of Superman Chopper 1x17 - The Runaway Robot January 9, 1953
City Detective Stocker 2x02 - Why Should the Beautiful Die? October 26, 1954
Hallmark Hall of Fame Lefty 4x?? - The Touch of Steel May 1, 1955
The Lone Ranger Tom Levering 4x51 - Counterfeit Redskins September 1, 1955
Kings Row Mark 1x01 - Lady in Fear September 13, 1955
Crossroads 1x03 - The Unholy Trio October 21, 1955
Cavalcade of America Karl Nader 4x11 - Postmark: Danger December 27, 1955
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Lieutenant Greene 2x20 - Rin Tin Tin and the Tin Soldier January 27, 1956
Climax! Rusty 2x27 - The Lou Gehrig Story April 19, 1956
You Are There Fletcher Christian 5x05 - Mr. Christian Seizes the Bounty October 7, 1956
Circus Boy Ben Osgood 1x05 - Corky and the Circus Doctor October 21, 1956
The Silent Service 1x14 - Two Davids & Goliath 1957
Gunsmoke Joe Stranger 2x21 - Bloody Hands February 16, 1957
Cavalcade of America Don Marshall 5x23 - Don Marshall's Brat March 19, 1957
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Turk 2x29 - Vicious Circle April 14, 1957
Code 3 1x08 - The Fugitive May 21, 1957
Tales of Wells Fargo William Dodd 1x09 - Rio Grande June 3, 1957
Casey Jones Jeff Tyler 1x06 - The Trackwalker November 4, 1957
Wagon Train Craig 1x15 - The Cliff Grundy Story December 25, 1957
The Silent Service Beach 2x11 - Mine for Keeps 1958
Flight 1x13 - The Minefield 1958
Jefferson Drum The Sundown Kid 1x06 - A Very Deadly Game May 30, 1958
Steve Canyon 1x04 - Operation Heartbeat October 4, 1958
Lassie Mr. Matthews 5x05 - The Crash October 6, 1958
The Californians 2x06 - Overland Mail October 28, 1958
Wagon Train Steve Marshall 2x11 - The Beauty Jamison Story December 17, 1958
Lawman Wade Horgan 1x16 - The Encounter January 18, 1959
Black Saddle Marshal Gib Scott 1x01 - Client: Travers January 10, 1959
Black Saddle Marshal Gib Scott 1x02 - Client: Meade January 17, 1959
Gunsmoke Harry Webb 4x25 - The Bear February 28, 1959
Black Saddle Marshal Gib Scott 2x03 - The Long Rider October 16, 1959
Black Saddle Marshal Gib Scott 2x08 - Apache Trail November 20, 1959
The Twilight Zone Professor Manion 1x26 - Execution April 1, 1960
The DuPont Show with June Allyson Hugh Grafton 1x30 - Intermission May 2, 1960
The DuPont Show with June Allyson Tom Richards 2x12 - The Desperate Challenge December 15, 1960
Thriller Adam Talmadge 1x16 - The Hungry Glass January 3, 1961
The Twilight Zone Peter Corrigan 2x13 - Back There January 13, 1961
Death Valley Days Noble 9x22 - Dead Man's Tale February 26, 1961
Laramie Stanton 2x26 - Killers' Odds April 25, 1961
The Deputy Albee Beckett 2x37 - Lawman's Conscience July 1, 1961
Ripcord Stan Warner 1x00 - The Sky Diver 1961
Hawaiian Eye Bert Jackson 3x02 - The Kupua of Coconut Bay October 4, 1961
Alcoa Premiere Major 1x11 - The End of a World December 19, 1961
The Detectives Lee Taber 3x11 - The Queen of Craven Point December 22, 1961
Adventures in Paradise Bowman 3x13 - Survival December 31, 1961
Laramie Wayne Cady 3x14 - The Perfect Gift January 2, 1962
Laramie Bob Murkland 3x22 - The Dynamiters March 6, 1962
Route 66 Bob Keel 2x23 - Go Read the River March 16, 1962
Tales of Wells Fargo Normalie Hall 6x26 - To Kill a Town March 31, 1962
Wide Country Arch McHugh 1x04 - Who Killed Edde Gannon? October 11, 1962
Ben Casey Dr. Burke 2x05 - Go Not Gently into the Night October 29, 1962
Lassie Ranger Mark Adams 9x06 - Fawn Patrol November 4, 1962
Wagon Train Major Dan Marriott 6x08 - The Shiloh Degnan Story November 7, 1962
Laramie Al Denning 4x08 - Double Eagles November 20, 1962
G.E. True John T. Metcalf 1x09 - Mile-Long Shot to Kill November 25, 1962
The Dakotas Lieutenant Clyde Mariot 1x03 - Mutiny at Fort Mercy January 21, 1963
Hawaiian Eye Warren Boyd 4x18 - Go for Baroque February 12, 1963
The Eleventh Hour Ralph Anderson 1x19 - Like a Diamond in the Sky February 13, 1963
Empire Bill Carey 1x27 - Arrow in the Sky April 9, 1963
Lassie Ranger Allen 9x27 - Operation Woodland April 21, 1963
Rawhide 5x29 - Incident at Alkali Sink May 24, 1963
Breaking Point Eddy Mulhall 1x01 - Solo for B-Flat Clarinet September 16, 1963
The Farmer's Daughter 1x07 - The Stand-In November 1, 1963
77 Sunset Strip Harry Devlin 6x11 - The Toy Jungle December 6, 1963
The Greatest Show on Earth Dr. Arnold Andrews 1x20 - Man in a Hole February 18, 1964
The Great Adventure Narrator 1x18 - The Night Raiders February 21, 1964
The Outer Limits Maj. Benedict 1x22 - Specimen: Unknown February 24, 1964
The Invaders James Bernard 2x06 - The Trial October 10, 1967
The Big Valley Davey Dunigan 3x16 - The Good Thieves January 1, 1968
The F.B.I. Phillip Graham 3x13 - The Dynasty January 7, 1968
The Felony Squad Tye Laughlin 2x26 - The Human Target March 7, 1968
Death Valley Days Reynolds 16x25 - The Pieces of the Puzzle May 11, 1968
The F.B.I. Jim Kellogg 4x18 - Caesar's Wife January 26, 1969
That Girl Jon 4x18 - Fly by Night (1) January 29, 1970
That Girl Jon 4x19 - Ugh Wilderness (2) February 5, 1970
Gunsmoke Diggs 14x21 - The Long Night February 17, 1969
The F.B.I. Dr. McGregor 5x26 - The Quest March 8, 1970
San Francisco International Airport Tober 1x04 - Crisis November 18, 1970
The Young Lawyers Bonelli 1x19 - The Bradbury War February 17, 1971
Marcus Welby, M.D. Dr. Leonard Colman 3x04 - I Can Hardly Tell You Apart October 5, 1971
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury Agent Oliver Wells 1x04 - Operation: Bribery October 8, 1971
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Brenton Grant 1x06 - Men Who Care (2) October 21, 1971
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Prosecutor 1x14 - The Triangle December 30, 1971
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law DA Grant 1x17 - Run, Carol, Run January 20, 1972
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Brenton Grant 1x20 - The Color of Respect February 10, 1972
Ironside Martin Lucas 6x03 - Programmed for Panic September 28, 1972
Gunsmoke Link Parrin 18x07 - The Fugitives October 23, 1972
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Assistant DA Grant 2x07 - Five Will Get You Six October 26, 1972
Mannix Brasher 8x05 - The Green Man October 20, 1974
Cannon John Romano 3x19 - Blood Money February 6, 1974
Cannon Paul Merrick 4x21 - Lady on the Run March 5, 1975
Mobile One 1x01 - The Informant September 12, 1975
Mobile One 1x07 - Californium 252 October 27, 1975
McMillan & Wife Carl Jensen 6x04 - Coffee, Tea, or Cyanide? January 30, 1977
Police Story 5x06 - No Margin for Error April 30, 1978
Wonder Woman Colonel 3x05 - Disco Devil October 20, 1978
Lou Grant Karlan 2x10 - Babies December 11, 1978
Beyond Westworld Patrick 1x05 - Take-Over unaired (1980)
Bosom Buddies Mr. Shaw 1x09 - Amy's Career January 29, 1981
The Jeffersons Mac Steel 9x08 - Death Smiles on a Dry Cleaner (1) November 21, 1982
The Jeffersons Mac Steel 9x09 - Death Smiles on a Dry Cleaner (2) November 28, 1982
Buffalo Bill 1x01 - Pilot June 1, 1983
Dallas Sheriff Wyatt Mansfield 9x16 - Twenty-Four Hours January 10, 1986
MacGyver Federal Agent 1x18 - Ugly Duckling March 12, 1986
Dynasty Earl Thompson 7x05 - The Arraignment November 5, 1986
Fame Duke Mackie 6x15 - The Big Contract February 16, 1987
Newhart Beaver Lodge Member 5x24 - Much to Do Without Muffin April 13, 1987
Dynasty Earl Thompson 7x28 - Shadow Play May 6, 1987
Dynasty Earl Thompson 8x01 - The Siege (1) September 23, 1987
ALF Professor Roy Hinkley 2x02 - Somewhere Over the Rerun September 28, 1987
Knots Landing Tim Murphy 9x02 - The Trouble with Peter October 1, 1987
Mathnet Frank Puck 2x01 - The Case of the Willing Parrot 1988
Monsters Jeffrey 1x08 - Sleeping Dragon December 10, 1988
My Two Dads Frank Mooney 2x04 - The Man in the Pink Slip February 8, 1989
Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself 1x02 - Gilligan April 22, 1994
Roseanne
(uncredited)
Mark 7x25 - Sherwood Schwartz: A Loving Tribute May 24, 1995
Meego The Professor 1x07 - Mommy 'n' Meego unaired (1997)
E! True Hollywood Story Himself  ?? - Gilligan's Island December 12, 1999
ET in TV Land Himself  ?? - Gilligan's Island: The Untold Tales July 13, 2003

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Movie Murderer Cliff Thomas February 2, 1970
Vanished Clyde Morehouse March 8, 1971
The Horror at 37,000 Feet Jim Hawley February 13, 1973
Beg, Borrow, or Steal Alex Langley March 20, 1973
Aloha Means Goodbye Dr. Frank Franklin October 11, 1974
Adventures of the Queen Mr. Forbes (Bridge Officer) February 14, 1975
You Lie So Deep, My Love The Foreman February 25, 1975
Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur Gen. George Stratemeyer 1976
Nowhere to Hide Charles Montague June 5, 1977
Hewitt's Just Different Mr. Calder October 12, 1977 ABC Afterschool Specials
The Ghost of Flight 401 Loft February 18, 1978
The Bastard Col. James Barrett May 22, 1978
Rescue from Gilligan's Island Professor Roy Hinkley, Jr. October 14, 1978 Gilligan's Island
The Castaways on Gilligan's Island Prof. Roy Hinkley, Jr. May 3, 1979 Gilligan's Island
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island Prof. Roy Hinkley, Jr. May 15, 1981 Gilligan's Island
With a Vengeance Dr. Jesse Butler September 22, 1992
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 2 Himself January 5, 2000
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Gilligan's Island - The Untold Tales Himself January 22, 2000
The Second Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV Himself March 17, 2004
All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards Himself March 24, 2004

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Late Show May 18, 1988
Pyramid April 30, 2004
Access Hollywood September 7, 2005

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Trivia