Russell Boulter is an English actor. He played Chris, Malcolm's assistant in series four of Watching. He has played DS John Boulton in The Bill from 1995 to 2000, a character created by Matthew Wingett, the brother of Mark Wingett who played Jim Carver in the series. Since then he has appeared in Casualty and Judge John Deed. He also appeared in three episodes of Heartbeat as Inspector Crossely. In March 2007, Russell played a policeman in ITV1's Mobile.