Russell Johnson (1924-2014) was an American actor. He had a long career in films and television, including several appearances on The Twilight Zone. Johnson was best-known for playing the role of The Professor on the TV series Gilligan's Island, and its various spin-off productions.

Johnson had a sense of humor about his career as a whole and later appeared as a special guest at ConventioCon ExpoFest-A-Rama 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Johnson also appeared as a guest on the Cartoon Network late-night talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

Riffed Movies


  • A heavily-edited version of It Came from Outer Space (produced by Castle Films) was used in 2019's RiffTrax Presents: Bridget and Mary Jo's Halloween Safety and Monster Movie Mash-up. Johnson appears early in the feature and then briefly later.