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Dante Russo has worked behind the camera on a number of television shows and feature films including GleeThe Odd CoupleGrowing Up FisherThe New Normal, and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.  Most recently, he is the recipient of the 3rd Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Prior to his career in television, Dante wrote and directed Wiener & Wiener, a web-series about the misadventures of a chronically underachieving hot dog and his endlessly awkward human roommate.  He also wrote the musicals City of SilenceRadiant Ruby, and Extraordinary, which won ‘Outstanding Music & Lyrics’ at the 2005 NY International Fringe Festival and was produced at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in New York City.

A native New Yorker now living in Los Angeles, Dante is a graduate of Emerson College and a veteran of The Upright Citizens Brigade.  He is a proud member of both Actors' Equity Association and Writers Guild of America.