Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson - Memoir, TV Actor
Russell Johnson is best known for playing the role of professor on 'Gilligan's Island'. After his successful movie career Johnson decided to settle on Bainbridge Island. He explained that living on an island had become an old habit for him.  Prior to his passing in 2014 Johnson and co-author Steve Cox wrote Here on Gilligan's Isle (1993). The book is a reflection of Johnson's life as the professor and offers fans of the TV series many behind-the-scenes anecdotes, stories about fellow cast-aways, and an answer to the often asked question: how was the professor able to build a nuclear reactor and a car but never a boat?  Here on Gilligan's Isle is a must read for any fan of the show.  For more information on the professor go to Russell Johnson's website at