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About Russell Swan


At 5'11" and 220 "semi-solid" pounds, this attorney spends his working hours suing companies and individuals who violate environmental laws. In addition to practicing law, Russell (42) enjoys spending time with his wife and five-year-old daughter and watching independent films.  Growing up in Pittsburgh, Russell's father fell victim to layoffs at a local steel mill and struggled to support his family. Forced to move into Section 8 housing, his parents eventually divorced but the separation did not weaken any of his relationships, including the one he shared with his parents. Russell's hero is his dad whom he says, "really loved his family and was a perfect example of what a husband should be to his wife, and what a dad should be to his child."  Despite tumultuous circumstances (or as a result of), Russell has been attracted to jobs with responsibilities ranging from environmental protection, minority youth education advocacy and representation for homeless individuals. He is a dedicated father and a loving husband and describes a perfect day as spending time with his daughter and ending the day by "talking" privately with his wife.  A passionate man, Russell cannot stand hearing over-generalizations about specific groupings of people and avoids discussing topics relating to race and sexuality because he feels that others usually have a hard time dealing with his conversation style.  Always prepared to joke and laugh at himself, Russell is willing to go to drastic lengths for a million dollars in order to win including making a vow to cut off his dreadlocks if he wins the title of sole Survivor.

Currently, Russell resides in Glenside, Pa. His birthday is Feb. 17.

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News Articles about Survivor Philippines and Survivor Samoa contestant Russell Swan


Reality TV Fans 10/14/12 Survivor: Philippines – Survivor Live After Show With Russell Swan

People 10/14/12 Russell Swan: Being on Survivor Brought on Depression

Reality TV Magazine 10/12/12 Survivor: Philippines — Russell Swan’s ‘Busy’ Excuse For Avoiding Interviews With Reporters

Hollywood Reporter 10/11/12 'Survivor: Philippines' Contestant Russell Swan: 'I Have Very Little Positive to Say' About Experience

Entertainment Weekly 10/11/12 InsideTV Podcast: A despondent Russell Swan talks about his 'Survivor' experience..

ET Online 10/11/12 Russell Swan: 'Survivor' Is Exercise in Mediocrity

Zap2It 10/11/12 'Survivor: Philippines' Russell Swan has 'this profound sense of disappointment'

Reality TV Calendar 9/18/12 Meet Russell Swan - Stimpy's Take, Interview, Bio And More

Hollywood Reporter 9/18/12 'Survivor: Philippines': Russell Swan Says Season 25 Is Going to Be 'Bananas' (Video)

Zap2It 8/23/12 'Survivor: Philippines' Russell Swan on reality-show return: 'I never thought I'd go down in history for almost dying'

Zap2It 8/21/12 'Survivor: Philippines': Jonathan Penner, Michael Skupin and Russell Swan return

Entertainment Weekly 8/21/12 'Survivor: Philippines': Michael Skupin, Jonathan Penner & Russell Swan return, & talk about it here

Fans of Reality TV 10/28/09 Recap: Interview With Russell S. - "How dare these people take me out!"

BuddyTV 10/26/09 'Survivor: Samoa' Contestant Russell Swan Talks About His Brush With Death

Reality TV Magazine 10/24/09 Survivor: Samoa — Russell Relives Removal

People 10/24/09 Survivor: Russell Has False Memories About Medical Emergency

Reality TV Fans 10/23/09 Survivor: Samoa - Russell the Day After

Reality TV Fans 10/23/09 Survivor: Samoa - Secret Scene: Russell is Not Feeling Well

Reality TV World 10/23/09 Russell Swan gets medically evacuated from 'Survivor: Samoa'

Reality TV World 10/23/09 'Survivor' host Jeff Probst: "Nobody wanted Russell Swan to go home"

Reality TV World 10/23/09 Exclusive: Russell Swan talks about 'Survivor: Samoa' evacuation

Survivor Fans Podcast 10/23/09 Interview with Russell Swan 10/23/09 Survivor: Samoa – Exclusive Interview with Russell Swan

Reality News Online 10/23/09 RealityNewsOnline’s Exclusive Interview with Survivor: Samoa’s Russell S

Reality TV Calendar 10/23/09 Heavy Is The Mantle Of Leadership As Russell Goes Down - Commentary and Snarkfest

Reality TV Calendar 10/23/09 Man Down! Russell Bites The Dust - Episode 6 Recap

NY Daily News 10/23/09 Russell Swan out on 'Survivor: Samoa' after game-stopping collapse

Entertainment Weekly 10/23/09 Survivor Talk: Russell tells all!

TV Guide 10/23/09 Survivor's Russell: For a Moment "I Wish I Had Died"

Zap2It 10/22/09 'Survivor: Samoa': Russell Swan's swan song

BuddyTV 10/9/09 The Other Russell Ain't What He Seems To Be

Reality TV Fans 9/28/09 Survivor: Samoa - Russell’s Injury

Reality TV Calendar 9/10/09 Meet Survivor Russell Swan - Stimpy's Take, Bio, Photo and More

Reality TV Fans 8/30/09 Survivor: Samoa - Meet Russell Swan

Post Gazette 8/28/09 Former Pittsburgher on 'Survivor'


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