Russell Peters Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Russell Peters

Biography / Wiki

A hugely popular comedian Russell Dominic Peters is from Canada and is counted as one of the highest-paid comedians in the world. He became a popular sensational face in international comedy. To establish himself he did struggle a lot for the opportunities and exposure. He was born on 29th September 1970 in Toronto, Canada.

In 2008, he was named Toronto’s first Global Ambassador, and in 2011, inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. His popularity is so massive worldwide, that he often performs in sold-out stadiums across international venues.

Height / Weight / Age

Date Of Birth September 29, 1970
Age 53 Years
Height In Centimeters – 178 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5’10”

Weight In Kilograms – 95 kg

In Pounds – 209 lbs

Body Measurements 40-33-14
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Salt & pepper
Shoe Size 11 (US)

Net Worth

Russell Peters has an estimated net worth of $55 million.

Education / Family

Russell was born to Eric Peters who was a federal meat inspector and Maureen Peters. His ethnicity is Indian. He has an elder brother Clayton Peters who is Russell’s manager. He attended Chinguacousy Secondary School, Brampton, Ontario, and North Peel Secondary School, Bramalea, Ontario for his education.

Because of his brown skin, he became a victim of racism. He was also diagnosed with ADHD which added to his difficulties. To overcome all humiliation and difficulties, he started boxing which helped him in self-defense.


Russell Peters

Real Name Russell Dominic Peters
Birth Place Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Profession Standup comedian
Zodiac sign Libra
School Chinguacousy Secondary School, Brampton, Ontario

North Peel Secondary School, Bramalea, Ontario

College Not known
Religion Christianity
Nationality Canadian
Home Town Los Angeles, California, USA
Debut Film: Boozecan (1994)

TV: Comedy Now (1997)

Fathers Name Eric Peters (died, federal meat inspector)
Mothers Name Maureen Peters


Russell Peters with his Parents
Russell Peters with his Parents

Brothers Clayton Peters (elder)


Russell Peters Brother
Russell Peters Brother

Sister N/A

Career / Fashion And Style

Before starting a career in comedy, he worked as a DJ in clubs. He decided to enter in comedy when George Carlin advised him to do stage performance. He gained popularity and criticism from CBC’s comedy show ‘Comics’.

Even after the criticism, he was nominated for a ‘Gemini Award’ for his performance. He became a part of the Canadian TV show ‘Comedy Now’ in 2004. The show and Russell gained massive popularity as its separate segments were uploaded onto YouTube.

In 2006, he acted in the CBC Radio One’s comedy show called ‘Monsoon House’. ‘Outsourced’ was his first feature-length performance which was telecasted on 26th August 2006. In 2011, he presents the NAACP award. He was also featured in movies like Breakaway, Royal Canadian Air Force, Just for laughs, etc.

Russell Peters presents the NAACP Award
Russell Peters presents the NAACP Award


Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

He married his girlfriend Monica Diaz in 2010 but got divorced in 2012. Currently, he is engaged to Ruzanna Kzhetchian. He has a daughter Crystianna Marie Peters from his first wife.

Girlfriends Sunny Leone (2008)


Sunny Leone with Russell Peters
Sunny Leone with Russell Peters

Ruzanna Kzhetchian

Marital Status Engaged
Wife Monica Diaz (2010-2012)


Russell Peters with his Wife and Daughter
Russell Peters with his Wife and Daughter

Fiancée Ruzanna Kzhetchian (2015)


Russell Peters with Ruzanna Kzhetchian
Russell Peters with Ruzanna Kzhetchian

Children One daughter

Favourite Things

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Favourite Actors John Candy, Jim Carrey, Martin Short
Favourite Comedians Louis CK, George Carlin
Favourite Destination New York

Russell Peters

Some Interesting Facts About Russell Peters

  • His parents are Anglo-Indian and Catholic.
  • He became a victim of racism for having brown skin.
  • He learned boxing at the age of 15 and continued it for the next 9 years.
  • He also learned ‘jujutsu’ which is a form of martial arts.
  • He started his career as a DJ and played music for Indians in the clubs.
  • In 1992, he met American comedian George Carlin who advised him to get on stage every time and anywhere possible.
  • His performance on the Canadian TV comedy show ‘Comedy Now’ was uploaded on YouTube and went viral.
  • People loved his work and he became the first comedian to sell-out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, selling more than 16,000 tickets.
  • He again broke a UK comedy sales record in 2009 at London’s O2 Arena where he sold over 16000 tickets of the show.
  • He published his autobiography ‘call me Russell’ in 2010, which is co-written by his brother Clayton and Dannis Koromilas.
  • His most spoken and liked phrase are ‘somebody gonna gets a hurt real bad’ and ‘Be a man! Do the thing right!”

  • He is the first comedian to get a Netflix stand-up special in 2013.

  • His hobby is reading.
  • In 2006, he hosted the Canada Day Comedy Festival.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram @russellpeters
  2. Twitter@therealrussellp
  3. Facebook @TheREALRussellPeters
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