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Russell Peters is a comedian from Canada who is counted as one of the highest-paid comedians in the world

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BirthdaySeptember 29, 1970
NationalityCanadian
FamousProducer, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Comedians
SpousesMonica Diaz (2010-2012)
SiblingsClayton Peters
Known asRussell Dominic Peters
Childrens Crystianna Marie Peters
Universities
  • Chinguacousy Secondary School
  • North Peel Secondary School
Birth PlaceToronto, Canada
ReligionCatholicism
Height180cm
GenderMale
FatherEric Peters
MotherMaureen Peters
Net Worth$60 million as of jan 2017
Sun SignLibra
Born inToronto, Canada
Famous asComedian, Actor and Producer
Socials

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Who is Russell Peters?

Russell Dominic Peters is a hugely popular comedian from Canada who is counted as one of the highest-paid comedians in the world. After struggling to establish himself for years, he instantly became a huge sensation in the international comedy scenario when a YouTube video of his stand-up comedy show went viral. He is popular all around the world, often performing in sold-out stadiums across international venues. He is of South-Asian descent, and growing up in Canada he was mercilessly bullied in school and was often called ‘Paki’. He was also diagnosed with ADD or ADHD which added to his difficulties. To get over the humility of being bullied, he learned boxing which helped him in self-defense. Eventually he was able to get over his turbulent youth and entered the entertainment industry. Along with being a comedian, he is also an actor and has acted in various films such as ‘Breakaway’ and ‘Source Code,’ and in television in ‘The Jack Docherty Show’, ‘Royal Canadian Air Farce’, and ‘Just For Laughs’. Russell is currently based in the USA, though he states that his roots are still in Canada.

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Career

Russell Peters started his career at a young age in 1989 performing comedy shows in Toronto. He is deeply influenced by George Carlin, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, and Don Rickles. He got the chance to meet Carlin in 1992. The senior comedian advised him to use the stage as much as possible; something that Peters took very seriously, becoming hugely successful eventually. He hosted one of the last shows of Carlin before he died in 2008.

Peters appeared on CBC’s comedy show ‘Comics!’ which drew much popularity as well as criticism. Even though the show was severely criticized as low by ‘Eye Weekly,’ he was nominated for a ‘Gemini Award’ for his performance.

In 2004, he performed in the Canadian TV show ‘Comedy Now!’ The entire show and several of its separate segments were uploaded onto YouTube, where they instantly went viral marking his career graph upwards. In 2006, he also played the role of an anchor in the Canada Day Comedy Festival and in the fall of the same year, acted in the CBC Radio One’s comedy show called ‘Monsoon House’.

In 2006, he gave back to back sold-out performances at the Beacon Theatre in New York. He recorded an album of his first feature-length performance called ‘Outsourced’, which was telecast on the Comedy Central channel on 26th August 2006. Its uncensored DVD version sold over 100,000 copies and it was on the national DVD chart for more than one and a half years.

In 2007, he performed across venues in Iraq, Greenland, Germany, and Africa for the non profit organization ‘United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) along with singers Wilmer Valderrama and Mayra Veronica.

The same year he also performed at the Air Canada Centre, becoming the first comedian to have a sold-out performance. For the single show, more than 16,000 tickets were sold in two days. He hosted Juno awards in 2008 and 2009 winning a Gemini award for the former.

He performed at the largest stand-up comedy show in Australia ever on 15th May 2010 in front of 13,880 people. He also performed in front of a record number of crowds at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 5th and 6th May in 2012.

Awards & Achievements

In 2007, he won ‘Dave Broadfoot Award’ and in 2008 the ‘Live/Best Stand-Up - Large Venue’ at the Canadian Comedy Awards.

He won an ‘NAACP Image Award’ in 2011.

He was presented with the ‘Trailblazer Award’ in 2013 by the ‘Associations of South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment’ for his contributions in the field of entertainment and comedy.

Personal Life

Russell Peters was born in Toronto, Canada on 29th September 1970 to Eric Peters, a federal meat inspector, and Maureen Peters. He is of Anglo-Indian descent. His family shifted to Brampton when he was four years old. He has an older brother named Clayton Peters who is his manager.

He studied in Chinguacousy Secondary School and the North Peel Secondary School.

He dated Bollywood actress Sunny Leone in 2008. On 10th July 2010 he proposed to his girlfriend Monica Diaz at Los Angeles International Airport and they got married on 20th August the same year. On 14th December 2010 his daughter Crystianna Marie Peters was born. He divorced his wife in 2012. He is currently engaged to Ruzanna Khetchian.

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Russell Peters biography timelines

  • // 29th Sep 1970
    Russell Peters was born in Toronto, Canada on 29th September 1970 to Eric Peters, a federal meat inspector, and Maureen Peters. He is of Anglo-Indian descent. His family shifted to Brampton when he was four years old. He has an older brother named Clayton Peters who is his manager.
  • // 1989
    Russell Peters started his career at a young age in 1989 performing comedy shows in Toronto. He is deeply influenced by George Carlin, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, and Don Rickles. He got the chance to meet Carlin in 1992. The senior comedian advised him to use the stage as much as possible; something that Peters took very seriously, becoming hugely successful eventually. He hosted one of the last shows of Carlin before he died in 2008.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he performed in the Canadian TV show ‘Comedy Now!’ The entire show and several of its separate segments were uploaded onto YouTube, where they instantly went viral marking his career graph upwards. In 2006, he also played the role of an anchor in the Canada Day Comedy Festival and in the fall of the same year, acted in the CBC Radio One’s comedy show called ‘Monsoon House’.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, he gave back to back sold-out performances at the Beacon Theatre in New York. He recorded an album of his first feature-length performance called ‘Outsourced’, which was telecast on the Comedy Central channel on 26th August 2006. Its uncensored DVD version sold over 100,000 copies and it was on the national DVD chart for more than one and a half years.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he performed across venues in Iraq, Greenland, Germany, and Africa for the non profit organization ‘United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) along with singers Wilmer Valderrama and Mayra Veronica.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, he won ‘Dave Broadfoot Award’ and in 2008 the ‘Live/Best Stand-Up - Large Venue’ at the Canadian Comedy Awards.
  • // 2008
    He dated Bollywood actress Sunny Leone in 2008. On 10th July 2010 he proposed to his girlfriend Monica Diaz at Los Angeles International Airport and they got married on 20th August the same year. On 14th December 2010 his daughter Crystianna Marie Peters was born. He divorced his wife in 2012. He is currently engaged to Ruzanna Khetchian.
  • // 2010
    He performed at the largest stand-up comedy show in Australia ever on 15th May 2010 in front of 13,880 people. He also performed in front of a record number of crowds at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 5th and 6th May in 2012.
  • // 2011
    He won an ‘NAACP Image Award’ in 2011.
  • // 2013
    He was presented with the ‘Trailblazer Award’ in 2013 by the ‘Associations of South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment’ for his contributions in the field of entertainment and comedy.

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Russell Peters's FAQ

  • What is Russell Peters birthday?

    Russell Peters was born at 1970-09-29

  • Where is Russell Peters's birth place?

    Russell Peters was born in Toronto, Canada

  • What is Russell Peters nationalities?

    Russell Peters's nationalities is Canadian

  • Who is Russell Peters spouses?

    Russell Peters's spouses is Monica Diaz (2010-2012)

  • Who is Russell Peters siblings?

    Russell Peters's siblings is Clayton Peters

  • Who is Russell Peters childrens?

    Russell Peters's childrens is Crystianna Marie Peters

  • What was Russell Peters universities?

    Russell Peters studied at Chinguacousy Secondary School, North Peel Secondary School

  • What is Russell Peters's religion?

    Russell Peters's religion is Catholicism

  • How tall is Russell Peters?

    Russell Peters's height is 180

  • Who is Russell Peters's father?

    Russell Peters's father is Eric Peters

  • Who is Russell Peters's mother?

    Russell Peters's mother is Maureen Peters

  • What is Russell Peters's sun sign?

    Russell Peters is Libra

  • How famous is Russell Peters?

    Russell Peters is famouse as Comedian, Actor and Producer

  • What is Russell Peters's facebook?

    Russell Peters's facebook is https://www.facebook.com/RussellPeters/

  • What is Russell Peters's twitter?

    Russell Peters's twitter is https://twitter.com/therealrussellp

  • What is Russell Peters's youtube?

    Russell Peters's youtube is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCek57Is95suO63uuW3iOG

  • What is Russell Peters's instagram?

    Russell Peters's instagram is https://www.instagram.com/russellpeters/.