Derek Russo

Derek Russo

3rd Leg Productions

Actor, comedian and fight director in Atlanta, Georgia

About Derek

It is my sincere belief that the majority of talented people in this world fall somewhere between "fairly unknown" and "completely unknown". I believe that the more that we, the talented unknowns, network with each other....the better it is for all of us. The internet makes that possible.

I am a SAG-e actor, recently moved to Atlanta from Miami, seeking any and all opportunities to work on my craft and expand my network. Although my size (6'3"/265/built like a professional wrestler) has led me to be typecast, I also seek to break said typecast by proving I can do more than just action/physical presence roles. There are thousands of physically-imposing actors in this world, but the list of actors who are physically-imposing as well as funny basically begins and ends with Terry Crews.

I would like to expand that list.

I am professional, extremely hard-working, and a lot of fun to have on set.

Looking forward to networking and working with the talented members here!


Name: Derek Russo

Lives in: Atlanta, Georgia

Company: 3rd Leg Productions

Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Fight Director, Host/presenter, Narrator, Producer, Stunt Coordinator, Stunt Performer, Voice Actor and Weapons Specialist

Unique traits: How many actors can say they were in USMC Recon, a professional stand-up comedian, a stripper, *and* had an in-person WWE audition?

Credits

  • M.I.A

    M.I.A (2017)
    Television (Mystery) Actor The US government has been designing a new federal system to help control the amount of Missing people's cases decrease. With the FBI and CSI overworked with other cases, the government has finally decided to release there newest idea, the MIA Agency. The MIA agency only has one job and that is too help find anyone who goes missing. MIA Detective Sampson is the founder and recruiter for the new agency and is ready to get the team started on there first mission. Written by Maurice Nix

  • The Big Frozen Gumshoe

    The Big Frozen Gumshoe (2016)
    Film by Kat Wilson (Comedy and Mystery) Actor Detective Richard D. Dick, a 1940's private investigator, is within spitting distance of unraveling a major caper. When Dick gets too close to piecing together the pie, he's frozen by a mysterious stranger and thaws out sixty nine years later in 2016. Dick is thrust into our strange, new, technological world in his hapless pursuit to find out who put him on ice. The defrosted detective reopens the cold case and is hot on the trail of new leads as Dick attempts to crack the biggest nut he's ever faced, the case of The Big Frozen Gumshoe. Written by Kat Wilson

  • Ash vs. Lobo and the DC Dead

    Ash vs. Lobo and the DC Dead (2016)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Horror and Short) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Ride Along 2

    Ride Along 2 (2016)
    Film by Tim Story (Action and Comedy) Actor As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

  • Agnosia

    Agnosia (2016)
    Film (Drama) Actor Albert is a seasoned renegade with a heart of gold. With his memory beginning to fail and his wife wheelchair bound, his young granddaughter, Jean, has her hands more than full taking care of the couple. When Albert journeys into the desert, Jean must learn and grow over the course of her epic quest into the wilderness with her faithful canine. "Agnosia" is a miraculous adventure into the strength of the human spirit, and the power of love, courage, and faith. Written by Welling Films

  • Hollows

    Hollows (2016)
    Film (Short, Horror and Thriller) Actor Four friends travel to a cabin for a weekend getaway only to uncover a buried evil in the woods.

  • Stark Naked

    Stark Naked (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Jennifer Barnes is often told that she looks very familiar. That's because she is better known as famous adult film star Sindee Stark. She has everything going for her. That is until she suffers a career-ending injury, leaving Jennifer feeling more exposed than ever before. With a support system consisting of a childlike talent agent and an imposing best friend, she is going to need a miracle to get through this. Fortunately for her, a troubled woman accidentally mistakes her for her neighbor, a relationship counselor currently on vacation. This chance encounter turns out to be just the spark Jennifer needs in finding her true calling in life. Written by Matt Florio

  • Deus ex Machina

    Deus ex Machina (2016)
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  • The Scent of Her Soul

    The Scent of Her Soul (2016)
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  • Mafia

    Mafia (2015)
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  • Rock Bottom

    Rock Bottom (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor A female plastic surgeon forms a connection with an insecure male stripper who turns to her for help.

  • Love Sex & Kung Fu

    Love Sex & Kung Fu (2015)
    Film (Action) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Ballers

    Ballers (2015)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Sport) Actor A series centered around a group of football players and their families, friends, and handlers.

  • Web Series

    Web Series (2015)
    Television by Matt Florio (Comedy) Actor, Producer Max Russo is an aspiring filmmaker living in Hollywood...Florida. After spending all his money on a film school taught by Steven Seagal, he now finds himself living in his sister's garage and working a dead end job selling towels at a gym. Quickly losing faith, he soon discovers everyone's fascination with online videos. Rejuvenated, Max enlists the help of his best friend Dodge, an escort driver who lives with his grandmother, and they set out to create the greatest web series ever made. However, with no money, they end up with a band of misfits. Together they have no shot, but they think they do. And that little bit of hope, might be just the thing that could bring them success. Written by Matt Florio

  • Scorpion vs. Jason

    Scorpion vs. Jason (2015)
    Film (short) by Brian Rosenthal (Action and Horror) Actor

  • Belly of the Beast

    Belly of the Beast (2015)
    Video by James 'Hotfeet' Davis (Action) Actor Belly of the Beast is an Action Thriller about a small town in Austinville, Ohio where a very influential and powerful person (Cort) runs the town by placing people in high positions to do his bidding. Since Cort came to town, children have mysteriously disappeared; and when Nick's ex-girlfriend (Candace) gets involved in a relationship with Cort, James and Nick become concerned for her safety. This Father and son Special Forces team go through extreme measures to unmask Cort's true agenda in the town and utilize their military and martial arts skills to bring justice to a town that has been ravished with corruption.

  • Super Mario Taken

    Super Mario Taken (2015)
    Film (short) by Brian Rosenthal Actor Mario meets "Taken" in a short parody where the iconic plumber must save Princess Toadstool (Peach) and Daisy from a band of familiar mushroom kingdom goons.

  • Gotham: Inner City Demons

    Gotham: Inner City Demons (2015)
    Film by T. David Carangan (Action) Actor, Producer

  • Being Transgressive

    Being Transgressive (2015)
    Film (short) by Joshua Caraballo (Drama) Actor Mac is a female-to-male (FTM) transgender individual who decides to come out at work and begin the process of gender transition. Mac battles the roadblocks that remain within him and others, and ends up transforming and touching the lives of everyone he encounters.

  • The Diner

    The Diner (2015)
    Television (Short, Action, Drama and Thriller) Actor The lines of reality and fiction are blurred as a writer struggles to find a muse at a local urban diner, racing against time to meet her deadline, where the staff and regular's lives intertwine through stories of violence, love & redemption.

  • Hoke

    Hoke (2014)
    TV Movie by Scott Frank (Crime and Drama) Actor A look at the life and misadventures of homicide detective Hoke Moseley during the 1980s.

  • Through Walls

    Through Walls (2014)
    Film (short) by Joshua Smith (Comedy and Drama) Actor Yoav bags groceries, Yoav likes Isabelle, Yoav's spirit guide is a superhero named Fader

  • Slash/Up

    Slash/Up (2014)
    Television (Action, Comedy and Horror) Actor

  • Plastic

    Plastic (2014)
    Film by Julian Gilbey (Action, Comedy, Crime and Drama) Actor Plastic is based on a true story where a gang of friends managed to infiltrate one of the biggest credit card companies in the World and pull off one of the biggest and most audacious Diamond Heists ever committed in British History. Plastic is Catch Me If You Can meets The Italian Job. Written by Terry Stone

  • Our RoboCop Remake

    Our RoboCop Remake (2014)
    Film by Eric Appel (Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime and 2 More) Actor

  • The Originals

    The Originals (2013)
    Television by Julie Plec (Drama, Fantasy, Horror and Mystery) Actor A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt). Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who is now in charge of New Orleans, in order to re-take his city, as he originally built New Orleans. Klaus departed from the city after being chased down by his father Mikael, while it was being constructed and Marcel took charge. As Klaus has returned after many years, his ego has provoked him to become the king of the city. "Every King needs an heir" says Klaus, accepting the unborn child. The child is a first to be born to a hybrid (part vampire, part werewolf) and a werewolf (Hayley). Written by Anaya Miller

  • Burn Notice

    Burn Notice (2013)
    Television by Matt Nix (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Actor Michael Westen, a seasoned U.S. spy, is suddenly "burned", i.e. discredited, without any form of procedure. He survives by doing impossible jobs for desperate people in Miami, where his mother lives. Michael is usually aided by his ex-girlfriend Fiona and trusted former FBI informer Sam. Written by KGF Vissers

  • The Glades

    The Glades (2013)
    Television by Clifton Campbell (Action, Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor A former Chicago cop moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police.

  • Labor Days

    Labor Days (2012)
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  • Gigolos

    Gigolos (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Actor Reality television series that shows an uncensored look at the life of Las Vegas gigolos.

  • Body of Proof

    Body of Proof (2011)
    Television by Christopher Murphey (Crime and Drama) Actor Having lost her medical license in the aftermath of a family tragedy, Megan Hunt M.D. joined the medical examiners and proved herself a forensic genius. Yet even diplomatic Medico-legal Investigator Pete Dunlop can't prevent her arrogant attitude and total disregard for any authority or social norm to cause grave aggravation all around. Still, as long as the perpetrators suffer most, the bulldozer approach pays off on the balance. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Madso's War

    Madso's War (2010)
    TV Movie by Rob Marcus (Action, Crime and Drama) Actor A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.

  • Empire State

    Empire State (2009)
    TV Movie by Jeremy Podeswa (Drama) Actor

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