Pre Home And Away careerEdit
Russell Kiefel was born in 1951 in Tully, Queensland Australia. He graduated from drama school in 1974. His first TV role was in 1977 as Pete in The Singer And The Dancer. He appeared in many roles including neighbours as Russell Brennan
Home And Away 1993 1994Edit
Russell joined the cast of H&A as Roy O'Neale in 1993, taking over from Mervyn Drake, who played him in 1992. He played Roy O'Neale in a sporadic role from 1993 to 1994. Roy was the estranged father of Tug (Tristian Banks)
After Home And AwayEditRussell had roles in All Saints and Blue Heelers. He also had roles in Underbelly and a few other shows. In 2015, he was cast as Russell Brennan in Neighbours. He played the role for several episodes.
Russell Kiefel died on the 20th November 2016 after falling ill during a stage performance. He was 65 years old. His Neighbours character was subsequently killed off in 2017.