Reinforcing Science Education through Music, Song, and Animation
 
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Russ is a singer, arranger, producer, guitartist, voice-over artist and an award winning and Emmy nominated composer. He has performed on thousands of recording sessions reflecting his extraordinary range of genres and styles. He can be heard singing and speaking on hundreds of ads, as well as on audiobooks, educational works, industrials, CD's, jingles, videos,  video games, and on promos for NASCAR, the AFL, and the US Open. He is a character voice for Nintendo’s Pokemon’ and for many cartoons including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Chaotic, and Sesame Street.  

Russ writes and produces music for Sesame Street;  he also wrote, produced, and sang the TV Theme Songs for Sonic X, One Piece, G I Joe: Sigma 6, and the 2003 and 2008 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He has worked with some of the biggest stars in the music industry including Sting, LL Cool J, Luther Vandross, Paula Abdul, Paul Shaffer, Michael Bolton, Sophie B. Hawkins, Patti Austin, Joey Ramone, Carole King, C&C Music Factory, Patty Smyth, Billy Squier, Jocelyn Brown, Marc Cohn, Jimmy Webb, Linda Eder and many others. He sings, plays keys and percussion, and tours nationally and internationally with The Hit Men, former recording/performing artists for Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Tommy James & the Shondells, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce and many more.

No matter what genre he is singing, Russ has an amazing ability to transform a lyric, make it exciting, and bring it to life!  His quick wit, talent, and versatility make him the perfect vocalist for BioL-O-Gee R.A.P.™