Russ was involved with several aspects of Paramount's "Star Trek" franchise in the 1990s. He did a guest shot as a human terrorist in an episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and played a recurring role as T'Kar, a Klingon mercenary in several episodes of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." On the big screen, Russ was tactical officer on the bridge of the then-new version of the Enterprise in the opening scenes of "Star Trek: Generations" (1994). He finally hitched his destiny to the stars as a regular on "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995-2001), the flagship series of the fledgling United Paramount Network (UPN). Russ was perfectly cast as Tactical Officer Tuvok, the first Vulcan member of a "Trek" series command crew since the legendary Mr. Spock. The role allowed him to be serious full-time.