Russell Gilbert (born 17 October 1959), is an Australian comedian and actor from Footscray, Victoria. He has appeared in several Australian TV comedies, first attracting notice as 'Russ the Postie' on The Comedy Company (1988-89), which led to a nine year stint on Hey Hey It's Saturday (1990-1999). Russell also played Kev the tow-truck driver in the sitcom Bingles (1992). In the late 1990s he began starring in his own Nine Network shows, all of which were short-lived: even though they all rated well. The Russell Gilbert Show (1998), a sketch comedy show; Russell Gilbert Live (2000), a Saturday-evening variety show featuring celebrity interviews, and live and sketch comedy; and Russell Gilbert Was Here! (2001), another sketch series.
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