Russell Tovey Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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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.

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