More often than not working alongside his older brother Joe Russo, he is a director of television and film who co-directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. He and Joe also signed on for the two Avengers: Infinity War films and previously directed You, Me, and Dupree.
He and Joe directed, wrote and produced their first feature film called Pieces while graduate students at Case Western Reserve University.
He and Joe won an Emmy for directing for the show Arrested Development. They directed the pilot for Arrested Development and the pilot for FX's Lucky. They directed and served as executive producers on the first several seasons of NBC's Community and ABC's Happy Endings.
He and Joe were raised by Patricia and Basil Russo in Cleveland, Ohio. Their younger sister Angela worked as writer and producer on ABC's V and the show Trust Me.
Upon viewing his and Joe's film Pieces, George Clooney. That film became Welcome to Collinwood.