Russell is a young boy who was cursed for not eating his vegetables.
When Russell was human, he didn't want to eat any brussell sprouts, and the evil Old Mother Cupboard cursed him to be a plant-man as punishment. The only way he could lift the curse, was by getting someone to eat a sprout.
Sometime later, Russell went to the farmer's market and met Mina, who he believed could help him lift the curse. With Bunnicula's help, Mina ate a Brussel sprout and was transformed back into a human.
When Russel was human, he had brown hair and freckles. His outfit consisted of a red jacket, gray jeans, a white T-shirt with a blue oval, and black sneakers.