Russ Eckstein was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and enjoyed acting and singing from an early age.  He started performing in elementary school and attended the Regina Academy of Music.  He was involved in Musical performances and Plays throughout elementary and high school, and then continued with the Regina Lyric Light Opera Society and Regina Little Theatre.  After being away from the industry for many years, he was once again bitten by the performing bug and has worked on many television and movie productions filmed in the Regina area over the past several years.  He has continued training with acting and voice coaches such as Neil Schell and the Saskatchewan Core Actor group, Tracy Foster and Debbie Munro.