Russell Hantz
Russell Hantz
Real Name/Full Name Russell Hantz
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Russell Hantz
Birth Place: Dayton, Texas
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 10 October 1972
Age/How Old: 51 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 73 Kg
In Pounds – 161 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother –N/A
Siblings: Shawn Hantz, Willie Hantz
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: Melanie Hantz
Wife/Spouse Name: Melanie Hantz (divorced)
Kids/Children Name: 4
Profession: Television Personality, Owner of Oilfield Company
Net Worth: $3 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Russell Hantz is a popular American actor whose outstanding works have earned him fame and made him wealthy. He became more popular when he featured in the reality show Survivor. He was the runner-up in Survivor: Samoa and was the second runner-up on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villain. He also owns a pub and an oil company that is doing well. The star is now a millionaire and can afford a great life for himself and his love once. He is divorced and has four children.

Well, how well do you know about Russell Hantz? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Russell Hantz’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Russell Hantz to date.

Biography and Early Life

Russell Hantz was born on 10th October 1972 in Dayton, Texas, United States of America. He has two brothers, Shawn and Willie. The celebrity learned most of his entrepreneurial skills from his father, who runs an oil company in Dayton. Russell spent his early life in Vinton, Louisiana.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Russell Hantz in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Russell Hantz’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 23rd May 2024 having been born on 10 October 1972. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 161 lbs in Pound and 73 kg in Kilograms.


There are no academic qualifications of the actor in public. However, he is generally an intelligent person, evident from his outstanding performance in his various roles.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

He fell in love with his girlfriend, Melanie. The two lovers ended up in marriage. He is blessed with four children. Unfortunately, he got divorced with was mainly promulgated by his unethical conduct.

Russell has an addiction problem that affected his behaviors at home. Unable to tolerate more of his drama, his wife decided to go for divorce. Besides, he claims to be in good relation with his former wife.

He has also been arrested for shoving a lady during a party and later released.

Currently, he lives with his father and brother in Dayton, Texas, where they run the Hantz Tinkering Service firm.

Is Russell Hantz Gay?

No. He is straight. The celebrity has shown interest in forming a love relationship that led to marriage with the opposite gender. He married Melanie, but unfortunately, his married ended up with a divorce. Besides, he has four children of his own. Thus, Russell Hantz is not gay, and neither is he bisexual.

Professional Career

In 2007, Hantz was first interested in working with the CBS reality TV show and applied for a role in the program Pirate Master. Unfortunately, his application did not succeed. He was persistent with his application, and two years later, he got shortlisted to feature in the show. He was invited to participate in the 19th season of the Pirate Master Cast reality show Survivor: Samoa. He was also featured as the lead character in the Foa tribe show.

Furthermore, he explored a new idea for his roles. He focused on using ticks and lies to create psychological confusion for his victim without controlling them. His strategy succeeded in revealing Hidden Immunity Idols without having an idea. Unfortunately, he did not receive any votes, and all the seven options he had acquired from the Galu tribe got canceled.

He beat Mick Trimming, a tribe leader. His tribe’s mate Natalie was granted ‘Sole Survivor’ by the jury. Hantz tried to purchase the title but failed. Nevertheless, he was the ultimate winner of the Sprint Player of the Season and won a grand prize of cash worth $100,000.

The actor also featured in the show Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. He belonged to the group of villains. The group also contributed to his beef with Boston Rob, seen by Mariano finding the note leading to Hidden Immunity Idol.

He also featured in season 22 of the Survivor: Redemption Island show. However, he got eliminated when Matt Elrod won. Later, he participated in the Australian Survivor: Champion vs. Contenders show during its 5th season.

Other shows he has featured in include but is not limited to ‘The Late Show. Besides, his image was captured as the cover photo for TV Guide Magazine in the story ‘Survivor Smackdown.’ Together with Shawn, his brother, they appeared in the A&E ‘Flipped Off’ documentary.

He hosts the podcast ‘The Rusell Hantz Show, ’ whose content is diverse to include but not limited to news, reality TV, and politics of the world.

The actor owns Bootleggers pub in Lafayette, Louisiana. Furthermore, he runs the Hantz Tinkering Service firm, a famous oil company.


  • He has been the Sprint Player of the Season and won a cash prize of $100,000.
  • He was nominated for Teen Choice Awards in 2010.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Russell Hantz in 2024

Russell Hantz Net Worth
Russell Hantz Net Worth

As of 2024, His net worth is about $3 million. The primary income for the celebrity comes from his acting career. He has featured in numerous television shows. Besides, he has his podcast and also acted in the documentary.

Other income sources come from his other business ventures, including his pub in Lafayette and oil firm in Texas.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

In 2010, he got sued by Jim Early, who claimed that Russell spoiled both Heroes vs. Villains and Samoa.

The celebrity has maximized his talents to make him a great fortune. He is now a well-known person with millions of dollars in his bank account. Unfortunately, his addiction behavior costed his marriage. He is now divorced and has four children of his own.


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