Russell Dominic Peters was born in Toronto and grew up in Brampton, Ontario. He is Anglo-Indian. His father was born in Bombay, renamed Mumbai in 1996, and his mother was born in Calcutta. In September of 2013, Netflix, which has more than 36 million subscribers around the world, announced that Russell Peters would star in its first comedy series, Russell Peters vs. the World. In making the announcement, Lisa Nishimura, vice president of originals at Netflix said, “Russell’s genius is his uncanny gift to identify the idiosyncratic within all of us. He is prolific, fresh and a global force that will resonate with our members around the world.” His live show, Notorious, was filmed in Australia and screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
Boozecan (1994) Tiger Claws (1999)
My Baby’s Daddy (2004) The 5th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards (TV-2004) Quarter Life Crisis (2006) The Take (2007) Senior Skip Day (VR-2008) The Legend of the Awesomest Maximus (2008)
The Con Artist (2010) Souce Code (2011) See If I Care (2011) Breakaway (2011) New Year’s Eve (2011) Girl in Progress (2012) Notorious (2013) Ribbit (2014) Wings: Sky Force Heroes (voice, 2014) Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever (TV-2014) Codename: The Dragon (TV-2015) Fifty Shades of Black (2016) The Jungle Book (voice, 2016) The Clapper (2017) Ripped (2017) Public Schooled (2017) Supercon (2018)
TV Series Cast: Russell Peters vs. the World (2013, VoD: Netflix) The Indian Detective (2017, mini-series)
TV Series – Guest appearances: The Dating Guy (2010) Bob’s Burgers (2012) Mr. D (2013) Spun Out (2013) Royal Canadian Air Farce (2015) Family Guy (voice, 2016) Bojack Horseman (voice, 2016) Life in Pieces (2016)