TC Russell (as played by Rodney Van Johnson on Passions)

Useful information about TC Russell

* Blames all of his misfortunes on the Crane family (Julian in particular).
* Could not get past Eve�s past and filed for divorce.
* Lived vicariously through Whitney and her tennis abilities.
* Could not accept the fact that Simone is a lesbian.

Who's played TC Russell over the years?

Rodney Van Johnson (July 5, 1999 - present)
Jerry Gaona (2001 in flashbacks)

Current and Past Occupation

Current: Gym Teacher
Current: Tennis Coach

Past History

The Russell family has lived in Harmony for decades. The high school athletic coach blames the Crane family for everything bad in his life. It all dates back to when he was in high school and was excelling in tennis. He had a tragic automobile accident that caused serious injuries to him and as a result ended his hopes of having a tennis career. For many years TC lived vicariously through his daughter Whitney and her tennis activities. TC was the driving force behind her practice, her dedication and her success. When Whitney informed TC that she no longer wanted to pursue a career in tennis, TC was crushed - yet again.

TC takes pride in his family and always demanded that everything be in control. He focused all of his strength and energy on ensuring that they were the picture perfect family. TC was dealt yet another blow when he found out that his wife (Eve) used to be a lounge singer and Julian Crane�s mistress. He couldn't get past this hurt and ended their marriage. He then turned to Liz (Eve's sister) for comfort. TC eventually came to regret his actions, but was injured in a car wreck while driving under the influence. He suffered a massive stroke during his recovery and has begun to grow closer to his ex-wife.

Past Marriages

Eve Johnson (divorced)

Flings and Relationships

Eve Johnson
Liz Sanbourne


Reggie (James) Russell (father - deceased)
Miles Harris (grandson)


Whitney Russell (daughter with Eve)
Simone Russell (daughter with Eve)