Meet Russell Bell, the IT Guy at AmericaBest Consulting, as he reveals to us the secret that keeps him up at night: that, as he so eloquently puts it, "doesn't know (bleep) about I.T." He's one of the stars of "Bernie," an irreverent workplace comedy about the world's oldest profession: Accounting.
If you need tech support, Russell's a deadly combo : an IT guy and a hipster nerd. He bears the facial hair and detached-slash-bored expression that screams: "This dude's never gonna fix your monitor." Russell "offices" in the break room, where he can be near his prized cappuccino maker, sip undisturbed from imported glass mugs, and ensure no one (especially Mitch) messes with his stuff.
Always texting, Russell rarely looks up, yet strangely sees all — never missing a chance to pass judgment on a colleagues' appearance, love life or lack thereof. His British accent and frequent use of the phrase "bloody hell" suggest he's from somewhere across the pond, but there's a growing suspicion it's just an affectation.
A cum laude English lit grad with a concentration in Epic Poetry, Russell is working on a sci-fi genre "roman à clef," based on his experiences at AmericaBest, that no one knows he’s writing via smartphone.
Music credits: INTRO by Simon D'souza. OUTRO by Hall & Oates.