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Born in Charleston (Coonskin), West Virginia in 1935, Russ McCubbin is a big man with a big voice and an even bigger personality. One of six children, he was raised by very strict but loving parents who taught him respect and responsibility at a very young age. As a teenager he excelled in sports at Charleston High School.  At Hargrave Military Academy, he was captain of the football and track teams, earning him athletic scholarships at numerous colleges and universities. He chose to accept an offer from Virginia Tech. Volunteering for the draft in 1954, he spent the next 3 years in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1957. After leaving the service, he took a very important step in his young life and hitchhiked his way across country to California. Russ McCubbin wanted to be an actor!

Not afraid of hard work; he started parking cars at night, while making the rounds of agents during the day. It paid off when Bob Sparr, director of the Warner Brothers western series "Cheyenne", asked him if he could ride. Russ replied that he could not only ride but he could fall and fight as well. He started the next day as stand-in and stunt double for Clint Walker and remained through the end of the series - a total of 39 shows. Russ took to the stage next and landed leading roles in the following plays: "Send me No Flowers", "Bus Stop", "A Spring to Remember", "Tea and Sympathy", "Post Meridian", "The Noble Caveman", and "The Sea Horse". His motion picture credits include "Another 48 Hours", "Sudden Impact", "High Plains Drifter", "Million Dollar Duck" and numerous others. Television credits, in addition to Cheyenne, include "Savannah", "Texas" by James A. Michner, "Knight Rider", "Matt Houston", "Dukes of Hazard", "Magnum P.I.", and "Divorce Court" just to mention a few.

He also appeared in commercials for Miller Beer, Burger King, Carnation Milk, Montgomery Ward and others. He has entertained people of all ages doing stand-up comedy on the P.A. Denny Riverboat in Charleston, West Virginia, to the Colonial Country Club in Memphis, Tennessee via the White Horse Saloon in Del Rio, Texas. Russ is currently available for commercials, stand-up comedy, acting, personal appearances and public service announcements. Give him a call, he'll put a smile on your face and a song in your heart!


Contact me at:
P. O. Box 2264
Charleston, WV  25328
Phone:  304-346-6740


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