Byron Russell (actor)

Byron Russell (1884 – 1963) was an Irish character actor, best known for is performance as Quintal in the 1935 film Mutiny on the Bounty.

Byron Russell
Patrick Joseph Russell

(1884-05-17)17 May 1884
Died4 September 1963(1963-09-04) (aged 79)
Other namesBryson Russell
Years active1913–1960
Known forMutiny on the Bounty


Born in Ireland in 1884, Russell's first film appearance was in the 1920 American silent film The World and His Wife. He appeared in eleven films prior to the outbreak of World War II, often playing authority figures. After the war, Russell turned his attention to television work, appearing in numerous roles, predominantly in televised plays, between 1949 and 1960.

Russell also appeared on the Broadway stage from 1913 until 1959, notably in the 1929 revival of Eugene O'Neill's Glencairn series of plays.

Russell died in 1963 in New York City.


Year Title Role Notes
1920The World and His WifeCaptain Wickersham
1920The Daughter PaysPercy Ferris
1921The Family ClosetJ. Wesley Tully
1922DeterminationLord Dalton
1924Janice MeredithCaptain. Parker
1924It Is the LawHarley
1935Mutiny on the BountyQuintal
1936The Great ZiegfeldAudience MemberUncredited
1939...One Third of a Nation...Insp. Castle


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