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Russell Peters

Russell Dominic Peters (born September 29, 1970) is a Canadian comedian and actor. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008.

He has set records for sales and attendance at a comedian's performance: in 2007, as the first comedian to sell out Toronto's Air Canada Centre; in 2009, setting a sales record in London; and in 2010, performing for the largest audience in Australia for a standup comedy show.

Peters was born in Toronto, Ontario to Eric and Maureen Peters. When he was four, the family moved to nearby Brampton. His older brother Clayton now serves as Peters' manager. Peters is Catholic and of Anglo-Indian descent. His late father was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India and worked as a federal meat inspector; Peters regularly features stories about him in his comedy work.

Peters attended Chinguacousy Secondary School for grades 9–10, and North Peel Secondary School in Bramalea for grades 11–12. In school, he was regularly bullied because of his ethnicity. He eventually learned boxing, which helped him resist the bullying.

Peters also became a hip hop "junkie" in his youth. By the 1990s, he was a well-connected DJ in the Toronto scene.

Russell Peters is an amateur boxer.
Russell's father, Eric Peters, passed away in March 2004 from cancer.
Russell Peters was once engaged but is currently single.
Russell grew up in Brampton, Ontario but he currently lives in Los Angeles.
Russell Peters has won a Gemini Award, the Canadian equivalent of the American Emmy Awards.

 

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