Nipsey Russell

TV Actor

Birthday September 15, 1918

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace Atlanta, GA

DEATH DATE Oct 2, 2005 (87)

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Actor who starred in The Wiz and was popular as a panelist on several TV game shows including: Match Game, Hollywood Squares, and Pyramid. 

Before Fame

His first job was as a carhop at the Atlanta drive-in, The Varsity. 


He recited short humorous poems on game shows that earned him the title of "the poet of laureate of television." 

Family Life

He was born with the name Julius grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Associated With

He was an occasional guest on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show. 


Nipsey Russell Highlights
Nipsey Russell Highlights