Twentieth century actor, director, and screenwriter who appeared in over 200 silent films, including Pride and the Man, and Girls Gone Wild.
He became an amateur boxing champion after becoming an invalid at age 16 and undergoing intense physical therapy.
He directed five films in which he also starred, including Soul Mates and The Man Who Would Not Die.
His brother was director Albert Russell. He married actress Charlotte Burton and later married actress Helen Ferguson.
He and Lillian Gish were both stars of the silent film era.