Dan Russell is an East Hartford, CT native and lifelong Nutmegger with a BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and an MS in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
After taking an introductory improv class in 2008, Dan went on to take improv workshops around Connecticut, and improv classes with Hartford Stage. Dan completed the Upright Citizens Brigade’s core improv courses and was accepted into their Advanced Study Improv program. While at UCB, Dan’s instructors included with Shannon O’Neill, Will Hines, Neil Casey, Gavin Speiller, Kevin Hines, Anthony Atamanuik, and Lydia Hensler.
Dan has performed in hundreds of improv comedy shows in an around Connecticut, including performances in New York, Providence, Portland, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. In November 2014, Dan co-starred as Bud Davenport in Sea Tea Improv’s production of GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!
Dan lives with his wife, sons, and cheagle in Farmington, CT. He does internet marketing for a state college and recently retired from amateur wooden bat baseball.