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Russell Johnson - The Professor on Gilligan's Island

Russell David Johnson (shown here in a promotional shot for the television show Black Saddle) is an American actor best known for his role as "The Professor" on the sitcom Gilligan's Island.

Russell Johnson also had roles in the Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, The Invaders, Lassie and many other movies and television shows. ... show more

About Russell David Johnson

Russell David Johnson was an American Actor who appeared in many television shows and movies, but is best known as The Professor in Gilligan's Island. He was married to Kay Levey in 1949 until her death in 1980, remarried toConstance Dane in 1982, flew 44 combat missions as a bombardier during World War 2, published his memoirs Here on Gilligan's Isle, and passed away on January 16th, 2014. ...more info

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Russell Johnson - The Professor on Gilligan's Island

Russell David Johnson

Mini-biography
Born: Nov 10, 1924 in Ashley, PA
Died: 2014 (age 89) in Bainbridge Island, WA
Cause: kidney failure

Also in this photo: Russell David Johnson at 35 years old