Russell Tovey Net Worth

Russell Tovey Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Russell George Tovey net worth is
$4 Million

Russell George Tovey Wiki Biography

Born Russell George Tovey on the 14th November 1981, in Billericay, Essex, England, and is an award- winning stage, television and film actor, probably best known to the world as George Sands in the TV fantasy drama series “Being Human” (2008-2013), and as Dr. Adam Smith in the comedy film “Grabbers” (2012), among many other differing appearances.

Have you ever wondered how rich Russell Tovey is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Tovey’s net worth is as high as $4 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor, which has been active since the mid- ‘90s. Aside from screen appearances, Russell has also found success on stage, appearing in such plays as “Henry V” (2003), “His Dark Materials” (2003-2004), “The History Boys” (2006), and “A View from the Bridge” (2015), among others, which also increased his wealth.

Russell Tovey Net Worth $4 Million

Russell is the second child born to George Tovey and Carole Haynes; he has an older brother Daniel. The two grew up in Billericay, and young Russell went to Harold Court School and then to Shenfield High School. During his upbringing, Russell used to collect things and was often a visitor to archeological digs and museums, so his parents bought him a metal detector. His aspirations towards archeology grew ever higher as he visited a number of mineralogist conventions, and for a time wanted to be a history teacher. However, his focus changed after seeing “Dead Poets Society”, Stand By Me”, and several other performances, and he fell in love with acting.

He actually started his acting career when he was only 11 years old by joining a drama club in his hometown, and soon he was the center of attention of talent agents. His career began to progress which resulted in missing school, and he eventually left high school when he was 16 years old; he then enrolled at Barking College but after only a year he was expelled because he refused to appear in the school play, instead accepting a role in a production that would bring him money.

He made his screen debut in 1994, as Bill in the TV comedy-drama series “Mud”, and then didn’t have much success on screen until 2006, when he was cast as Peter Rudge in the film “The History Boys”, based on the play of the same name by Alan Bennett, which had premiered at the Royal National Theatre in London in 2004. Two years later, he was chosen for the role of the werewolf, George Sands in the TV fantasy drama series “Being Human” (2008-2012), and appeared in 24 episodes of the award-winning show, which increased his wealth to a large degree, especially as the particular role earned him an SFX Award in the category Cult Hero. In 2010 he started portraying Steve in the TV comedy series “Him & Her” (2010-2013), while in 2014 he had a minor role in the Golden Globe Award- nominated drama film “Pride”, and portrayed Jack in the horror thriller “Blackwood” the same year.

To speak further of his success in 2014 he appeared in the biopic about John Ruskin and his teen bride Effie Gray, “Effie Gray”, starring Dakota Fanning and Greg Wise, and was also selected for the role of Kevin Matheson in the TV romantic drama series “Looking” (2014-2015), reprising the role in the television film “Looking: The Movie” (2016), which also added to his wealth. In recent years, Russell played Jason in the drama film “The Pass” (2016), and Rupert Keynes in the comedy film “The Hippopotamus” (2017), while from 2016 he has been portraying Harry Doyle in the mystery crime-drama series “Quantico” (2016-).

However, Russell wouldn’t be nearly as successful as he is today, if it hadn’t been for Debra Gillett and her husband Patrick Marber. Firstly, Debra cast him in plays that she directed for the Chichester festival, and launched Russell’s acting career. After that, Marber cast him in “Howard Katz”, performed at the Royal National theatre. Since then, he was working parallel on stage and screen career. Before being cast as Peter Rudge in the “History Boys” in 2004, he also appeared in “Henry V”, “His Girl Friday”, both in 2003 and both at the Olivier Theatre, Royal National Theatre, and after “The History Boys”, Russell appeared in “A Miracle” (2009), “Sex With a Stranger” (2012), and most recently “Angels in America” (2017).

Russell is also known for his voice roles; he voiced Squirt from 2011 to 2012 in the animated TV series “Mike the Knight”, and then gave the voice to the Albino Pirate in the animated film “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” in 2012, among others, which have also contributed to his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Russell is openly gay, ‘coming out’ to his parents when he was 18 years old, but conscious of his sexuality since he was 15 or 16 years old, according to his interviews. His sexuality caused estranged relationship with his family, however, they managed to overcome problems following the birth of Russell’s nephew back in 2004.

Full NameRussell Tovey
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 14, 1981
Place Of BirthEssex, England, UK
Height5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
EducationShenfield High School
ParentsCarole Haynes, George Tovey
SiblingsDaniel Tovey
MoviesThe Pass, Looking: The Movie, The History Boys, Grabbers, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Tower Block, The Lady in the Van, Pride, Moomins on the Riviera, Is This a Joke?, Effie Gray, Stick Man, Evil Under the Sun, My Family and Other Animals, Blackwood, Agatha Christie's Marple: Murder Is Easy, Roar,...
TV ShowsThe Job Lot, Looking, Him & Her, Being Human, Little Dorrit, Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive, Mud, Spywatch, Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents, Playhouse Presents
1I came out to myself when I was about 15 or 16, and to my parents when I was 18. When you come out to your parents, that's when it's properly official... The only thing I can give to young gay people is that when I was growing up there were no role models that were blokey, that were men. Everybody was flamboyant and camp, and I remember going, 'That's not me, so even though I think I am gay, I don't think I fit into this world.


Sherlock Uncovered2012TV MovieHenry Knight
The Pirates! Band of Misfits2012The Albino Pirate (voice)
In Love with Wilde2012TV SeriesJack
Being Human2008-2012TV SeriesGeorge George Sands
Grabbers2012Dr. Adam Smith
Sherlock2012TV SeriesHenry Knight
Mike the Knight2011-2012TV Series
Lady Grey London2011ShortRod
Words of the Blitz2010
Doctor Who2007-2010TV SeriesMidshipman Frame
In Passing2009ShortHenry Travers
Gavin & Stacey2007-2009TV SeriesBudgie
Comedy Showcase2009TV SeriesDave
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret2009TV SeriesDave
Little Dorrit2008TV Mini-SeriesJohn Chivery
Agatha Christie's Marple2008TV SeriesPC Terence Reed
Mutual Friends2008TV SeriesEstate Agent
Ashes to Ashes2008TV SeriesMarcus Johnstone
Annually Retentive2007TV SeriesBen
The History Boys2006Rudge
My Family and Other Animals2005TV MovieLeslie Durrell
Messiah: The Harrowing2005TV Mini-SeriesRobbie McManus, Police Technician
Holby City2001-2005TV SeriesAdam Spengler / Jerome Hibbert
Servants2003TV Mini-SeriesJohn Walters
William and Mary2003TV SeriesAaron Patterson
The Bill2001-2002TV SeriesTyro Shaw / Kieran Elcott
Silent Witness2002TV SeriesJosh Palmer
Ultimate Force2002TV SeriesWeasel
The Emperor's New Clothes2001Recruit
Agatha Christie's Poirot2001TV SeriesLionel Marshall
Anchor Me2000TV MovieYoung Nathan
Hope & Glory2000TV SeriesGary Bailey
The Mrs Bradley Mysteries1998TV SeriesStable Boy
Spywatch1996TV Mini-SeriesDennis Sealey
Mud1994-1995TV SeriesBill
Look and Read1967TV SeriesDennis Sealey ("Spywatch" series) (1996)
Night of the Lotus2016post-productionCharlie
The Hippopotamuspost-productionRupert Keynes
Quantico2016-2017TV SeriesHarry Doyle
Looking: The Movie2016TV MovieKevin Matheson
The Pass2016Jason
The Night Manager2016TV Mini-SeriesSimon Ogilvey
Comic Strip Presents RED TOP2016TV MovieAndy Coulson
Stick Man2015TV ShortDog (voice)
The Job Lot2013-2015TV SeriesKarl Lyndhurst
The Lady in the Van2015Young Man with Earring
Banished2015TV SeriesJames Freeman
Looking2014-2015TV SeriesKevin Matheson
Drunk History: UK2015TV SeriesKing Charles II
Mike the Knight: Journey to Dragon Mountain2014VideoSquirt
Muumit Rivieralla2014Moomin (English version, voice)
Effie Gray2014George
Muppets Most Wanted2014Delivery Man
Him & Her2010-2013TV SeriesSteve
Snow... Sex & Suspicious Parents2013TV SeriesNarrator
The Dog Rescuers2013TV SeriesNarrator
Around Again2013ShortBritish soldier
Talking to the Dead2013TV SeriesDS Huw Brydon
BBC Comedy Feeds2013TV Series
What Remains2013TV SeriesMichael
The King Is Dead2013ShortNicky
Is This a Joke?2012ShortTim
Tower Block2012Paul
So You Want to Be a Pirate!2012Video shortThe Albino Pirate (voice)
Coming Up2012TV SeriesCarl
Playhouse Presents2012TV SeriesFootman


Looking2015TV Series performer - 1 episode


The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Festivals, Sex and Suspicious Parents2015TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
The Paul O'Grady Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The One Show2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Tower Block: Behind the Scenes2014Video documentary shortHimself / Paul
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide2013TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Jonathan Ross Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2009-2012TV SeriesHimself
Just a Minute2012TV SeriesHimself
Mongrels2011TV SeriesHimself
Doctor Who Confidential2007-2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator / Himself
24 Hour Panel People2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Sun... Sex & Suspicious Parents2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Alan Carr: Chatty Man2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Undercover Princesses2010TV SeriesNarrator
Being Human: Unearthed2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sound2009TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief's Naughty Bits2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Richard & Judy's New Position2009TV SeriesHimself
Little Dorrit: An Insight2009Video documentary shortHimself - 'John Chivery'
Something for the Weekend2009TV SeriesHimself
Pass It On: The History Boys on Screen2007Video documentary shortHimself
Film '722006TV SeriesHimself
The South Bank Show2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

The Making of the Lady in the Van2016Video documentary shortActing Roles (uncredited)
Doctor Who Confidential2010TV Series documentaryMidshipman Frame
Never Mind the Buzzcocks2009TV SeriesHimself
Doctor Who Greatest Moments2009TV Mini-Series documentaryFrame

Won Awards

2012RTS Television AwardRoyal Television Society, UKBest Comedy PerformanceHim & Her (2010)
2011SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKCult HeroBeing Human (2008)

Nominated Awards

2013BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmThe Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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