Tim Russ (born June 22, 1956 in Washington, D.C., USA) is a actor, musician, director and producer who is instantly recognized to Trekkies for his role as the Vulcan character Lt. Commander Tuvok on the TV spin-off "Star Trek: Voyager", which ran for seven successful seasons. He also appeared as a different character in the movie spin-off Star Trek: Generations. In 2007, Russ appeared as an FBI agent in the fourth Die Hard sequel, Live Free or Die Hard.
Russ has also appeared in films such as Spaceballs, Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (with Danny Trejo), Clint Eastwood's Bird (with Tony Todd), Dead Connection, Bitter Vengeance (with Bruce Greenwood), Star Trek: Generations (with Glenn Morshower), The Oh in Ohio and Rampart (with Ice Cube and Sigourney Weaver).
From 2007 to 2012, he also has the recurring role of Principal Ted Franklin on the Nickelodeon TV show "iCarly". He has had guest appearances on shows such as "21 Jump Street", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Murphy Brown", "ER", "NCIS", "Hannah Montana", "Lincoln Heights", "CSI: Miami", "Suits" and "Arrested Development".