Table of Biography

Russell Hodgkinson is an actor and retired military soldier from the United States. Russell Hodgkinson is recognized for his role in the Syfy television network series “Z Nation” as Steven “Doc” Beck.

Early Life

Russell Hodgkinson was born in Homestead AFB, Florida, the United States, on August 14, 1959. He holds US nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. According to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Leo and he is currently 64 years old. In addition, his full name is Russell Anthony Hodgkinson.

The names of his parents are Juanita Hodgkinson (mother) and Buck Hodgkinson (father). In addition, he was raised with his two older brothers and a younger brother whose names are yet unknown in front of the public. He was raised in a military family.

Russell Hodgkinson – Education

Russell attended a local high school near his hometown. He received a scholarship to pursue theatre arts at Transylvania University in Kentucky while still in high school. However, he chose to join the US Army instead. Then he studied theater at the Fort Bragg Playhouse.

Professional Career

Before being an actor, Russell Hodgkinson served in the military, serving from 1977 to 1983. After serving in the military, he moved to New York City, where he spent two freeing years pursuing odd jobs. Following that, he joined the US Coast Guard cutter Sassafras in Honolulu, Hawaii and served from 1986 to 1991.

Acting Career

In 1981, he starred opposite Mercedes McCambridge in a theatre rendition of ‘Harvey’ at the Fort Bragg Playhouse. During his break hours, he attended the Honolulu Film Actor’s Workshop before being transferred to Long Beach, California, where he met his significant other actor Shelley Poncy. From 1983 to 1984, he competed in ‘The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour.’

In 1990, he appeared in an uncredited role in the 1990 TV film “The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson.” He was then seen in an episode of the TV series “Orleans” in 1997.

He made his debut in the film “Tony Bravo in Scenes from a Forgotten Cinema” in the year 2000. In 2003, he starred in his first theatrical film,” Big Fish,” playing as a farmer.

He continued working on the big screen such as “Big Fish” (2003), “We Go Way Back” (206), “ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction” (2009), and also worked in the 2007 documentary “Zoo.” He also appeared in TV series such as “Leverage” (2011) and “Evil-in-Law” (2014).

Breakthrough role

Meanwhile, his breakthrough role came in 2014, when he played the role of Steven “Doc” Beck in the horror Syfy television network series “Z Nation.” From 2014-2018, he played the role, appearing in a total of 65 episodes and he appeared alongside Kellita Smith.

Caption: The poster of the Syfy television network series, Z Nation (Source: SpoilerTV)

He reprised the role in the 2017 fifth instalment of the Sharknado film series “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.” In 2015, he was cast as Seth Guardrail Slaughter in the science fiction movie “Star Leaf.” Later, he appeared in an episode of the TV series “Love” playing the role of Bob the Transient.

Russell Hodgkinson – Net Worth 2024

This American actor and former US military officer has earned a decent sum of money. His net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million while as an actor he makes around $19k-$210k per year.

Relationship Status

On 8 June 1990, Russell Hodgkinson married Shelley Poncy. The couple first met when Russell transferred to Long Beach, California. Later, the couple fell in love and started dating each other. With the marriage, the couple is blessed with two children named Carly Dee and Crystal.

Caption: Russell Hodgkinson with his wife (Source: Tumblr)

Currently, there are no speculations about his personal or professional life. Meanwhile, he appears to be doing the best he can without harming others, and he has always been a straight guy. He is not involved in any contentious issues at this time in his life because he is focused on his career.

Body Measurement

Caption: Russell Hodgkinson posing for a photo in a funny way (Source: Flickr)

This American actor stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 81 kg. Moreover, he has a pair of blue eyes with gray hair colour while his other body measurements are under review.

Russell Hodgkinson – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@russell_hodgkinson’ there are over 131k followers. Likewise, there are over 8k followers on his Facebook page and he is not present on Twitter at the moment.

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