Russell Nauman

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Russell Nauman (born December 14, 1982) is an American actor and puppeteer. He is best known for his role as Ryan Abrams in the web series Twenties: The Series[1] and appeared as the character Cameron Mann in one episode of the 14th season of NCIS.[2]

Early life

Nauman was born in Naples, Italy and raised in Cleveland, Tennessee. Whilst at Bradley Central High School he won a $500 scholarship from Charter Communications and American Movie Classics high school talent search.[3][4] After high school he attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.[5]


Nauman has worked in repertory theatre and community theatre since 2009.[6] Most notably, he has performed at The Second City in Hollywood[7] and with Jane Henson's Nativity Story.[8] In 2011 he was cast as Mr. TMI, a character in a commercial for GoTrusted.[9] Later that year he relocated to Los Angeles[10] and began puppeteering with Emmy Award-winner Michael Earl.[11][12] His puppetry work can be seen in the Panic! at the Disco video Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time and the Timeflies' video Crazy.[13]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 What Is This Night! Boone short film[14]
2013 Puppet Theory Sunny Saddletree short film
2013 Some Like It Bot! Doug short film[15]
2013 Being Doug Quince
2014 Twenties: The Series Ryan Abrams web series, 9 episodes[16][17]
2014 I Am I Waiter [18][19]
2015 Kia Ora Ryan
2016 Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time Puppeteer music video[20]
2016 Drunk History Various Episode: "Food"[21]
2016 Best Friends Whenever Robin Hood Episode: "It's Not Ye, It's Me"
2016 NCIS (TV series) Cameron Mann Episode: "Nonstop"


  1. Susan Siniawsky (12 July 2015), Twenties The Series: Review, WebVee Guide,, retrieved 3 May 2017 
  2. Melissa Smith (7 February 2017), NCIS Sneak Peek: Like Fine Wine,, retrieved 2 May 2017 
  3. Elizabeth de Medici (18 May 2000), Russell Nauman receives talent search scholarship, Cleveland Daily Banner, accessed via NewsLibrary Template:Subscription,, retrieved 4 May 2017, "Russell Nauman is the local grand prize winner of a $500 scholarship in Charter Communications and American Movie Classics’ Behind the Screen Test talent search. Entries were judged by a panel of Hollywood-based entertainment professionals, including actors, managers and agents." 
  4. Bryan Chambers (26 May 2000), BCHS student winner grand prize in talent search contest, Bradley News Weekly, accessed via NewsLibrary Template:Subscription,, retrieved 4 May 2017, "Russell Nauman is the local grand prize winner of a $500 scholarship in Charter Communications and American Movie Classics "Behind the Screen Test" talent search. In addition, Bradley Central High School has been awarded a new VCR courtesy of Charter Communications and AMC. The contest, which was open to all high school students in the Charter Communications service area." 
  5. William Wright (17 April 2011). "Henry Nauman: One Colorful Character". Cleveland Daily Banner, accessed via NewsLibrary Template:Subscription. Retrieved 3 May 2017. "After graduation, Henry Russell Nauman wasted no time in honing his craft as a multitalented character actor; he took his drama club’s Theatre Arts award and moved to Orlando, Florida enrolling at Rollins College." 
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  7. "French Robots – The Second City". The Second City. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  8. "Jane Henson's Nativity Story". Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  9. "GoTrusted introduces Mr. TMI". GoTrusted. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  10. Marlowe, Bettie, Year-end review 2011,, retrieved 9 May 2017 
  11. "I'm a Broadway Puppet". PuppetKaos. September 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  12. "Russell Nauman bio". Sparkktv. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  13. Aggi Ashagre (15 September 2015). "Timeflies Turn Into Clubbin' Sock Puppets for Crazy Video". Billboard. 
  14. "IndieFlix What Is This Night!". Indieflix. 
  15. Comic-Con 2014 International Film Festival Attendees, 21 July 2014,, retrieved 3 May 2017 
  16. Twenties: Season 1,, retrieved 3 May 2017 
  17. "Twenties: the Series". 
  18. Celebrity Filmography, Rotten Tomatoes,, retrieved 4 May 2017 
  19. Russell Nauman actor profile, Fandango Media,, retrieved 4 May 2017 
  20. Panic! At The Disco’s Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time,, 10 May 2016,, retrieved 4 May 2017 
  21. Stacy Lambe (22 November 2016), Julia Child Gets the Drunk History Treatment, E!,, retrieved 5 May 2017 

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