Detective Russell Poole
played by Jimmi Simpson
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Detective Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson) investigated the murder of Christopher Wallace, AKA The Notorious B.I.G. During his investigation, Poole became convinced that the LAPD was covering something up. His findings eventually led Voletta Wallace to file a massive lawsuit against the department.

Jimmi Simpson is Detective Russell Poole in USA’s true crime limited series, Unsolved: The Murders Of Tupac And The Notorious B.I.G. In 1997, Poole investigated the murder of Christopher Wallace, AKA The Notorious B.I.G. During his investigation, Poole became convinced that the LAPD was covering something up. His findings eventually led Voletta Wallace to file a massive lawsuit against the department.

Known for his principal role on the futuristic drama Westworld, Simpson has also starred on House of Cards, for which he garnered a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In 2000, Simpson made his feature film debut in the teen comedy Loser, directed by Amy Heckerling, and has since starred in Herbie: Fully Loaded, White House Down, Zodiac, and Seraphim Falls alongside Liam Neeson among others. Simpson has also completed roles in Under the Silver Lake and an upcoming Errol Morris miniseries. Additional television credits include Hap and Leonard, The Newsroom, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, USA Network’s Psych and NBC’s This Is Us