The character of Russel Dalrymple was introduced in 4:3 The Pitch and was typecast in the role of the head of NBC as he did it again in HBO's The Late Shift. Anyway, Bob Balaban, as he is known to his friends and family and I guess everyone else in the world, did an excellent job in this role as well as all of his roles.
Russell is divorced and has one child, Denise Richards, from that marriage. He lives in a duplex with a doorman in Manhattan. He can have any woman he likes and we know he went out with Elaine once and a blonde bit*h too. He's an excellent negotiator, likes food cooked by Norman Brenner in restaurants that look like Poppie's, but are called Roman Phiphers, and becomes sick easily by eating food that was sneezed on. He also doesn't like people getting good looks at his dotter's cleavage. This all changes when Elaine shows her cleavage. It blinded him, b/c it's like the sun, and made him obsessed with Elaine b/c of her charming nature. This obsession drives him mad, so mad that he just leaves NBC, and NY for that matter, to join Greenpeace for Elaine with LD who happens to have a GP member/activist wife.
There's really only one thing to know about Russell. He has a ketchup secret.
(per episode except Cousin Jeffrey, Larry David, Farvman, and Lauren Bowles)
Russell Dalrymple = 6
Russell Dalrimple (talked about, between eps) - 4:16 The Shoes & 4:23 The Pilot Part 1
Guys Elaine Broke Up With
Russell Dalrimple - Doesn’t admire his job in TV
Appears as Man in Green Peace boat with Russell in 4:24 The Pilot Part 2
Russell Dalrymple - 4:3 The Pitch