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10 Greatest Sci-Fi Roles of Russell Johnson, the Professor from GILLIGAN'S ISLAND [Gallery]

It Came from Outer Space (1953) Russell Johnson

Here are the most iconic sci-fi roles of Russell Johnson.

On January 16, 2014 Russell David Johnson died at 89 years old. While he was best known as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island he had a slew of science fiction roles throughout his career. Here are the greatest sci-fi roles of Russell Johnson.

Update: Attack of the Crab Monsters thanks to Rob!

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Happy trails Russell Johnson. Whenever we needed a generic scientist you were always there to lend a hand. Or a coconut.

What do you think of Russell Johnson's performances? Do you have a favorite?

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  1. This Island Earth only if you watch the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version!
    Forgot there was once a Giligan's Planet.

  2. this island earth was and is one of my favorite films... it's sad and happy that he will be remembered for along time as an icon we know, he might be lost otherwise as only being a secondary character in films...

  3. Now he's building a coconut radio in the sky.

  4. He made a great professor! Sort of reminds me of The Mentalist! RIP!

  5. You'd think so Rusty. Maybe he wanted to stay on the island with Ginger ;)

  6. I remember Gilligan's Planet!

    But I totally forgot that he was on an episode of Alf.

  7. It has been said This Island Earth a Classic!

  8. Can't say I've seen any of them. Or will anytime in this regeneration...

  9. So many great character actors have been forgotten Jeremy.


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