Russell Tovey Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Russell Tovey Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight78 kg
Date of BirthNovember 14, 1981
Zodiac SignScorpio
BoyfriendSteve Brockman

Russell Tovey is an English actor who is best known for portraying characters such as Bill Bailey in the drama TV series Mud (1994), George Sands in the supernatural comedy-drama TV series Being Human (2008–2012), Steve Marshall in the sitcom Him & Her (2010–2013), Karl Lyndhurst in the sitcom The Job Lot (2013–2015), Kevin Matheson in the comedy-drama TV series Looking (2014–2015), and Harry Doyle in the thriller drama TV series Quantico (2016–2018). He is also well recognized for his work in films such as The History Boys (2006), Grabbers (2012), Blackwood (2014), Moomins on the Riviera (2014), The Pass (2016), and The Good Liar (2019). Besides that, he has acted in numerous London-based theatrical plays.

Born Name

Russell George Tovey

Nick Name

Russell

Russell Tovey in an Instagram selfie from June 2020
Russell Tovey in an Instagram selfie from June 2020 (Russell Tovey / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Billericay, Basildon, Essex, England, United Kingdom

Residence

London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

 

Education

Russell had attended the Harold Court School in Romford, London, and the Shenfield High School in Shenfield, Essex. He had left secondary school at the age of 16 and had started to pursue a BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) qualification in performing arts at Barking and Dagenham College, a general further education college in East London. He was expelled after a year there for refusing a role in the college play in favor of taking up a paying acting job.

Occupation

Actor

Russell Tovey as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020
Russell Tovey as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020 (Russell Tovey / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – George Tovey (Bus Service Owner)
  • Mother – Carole Tovey (née Haynes)
  • Siblings – Daniel Tovey (Older Brother)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Russell has dated –

  1. Steve Brockman (2016–2018, 2019-Present) – Russell had started dating rugby coach and personal trainer Steve Brockman in early 2016. They got engaged in February 2018 but had parted ways later that year, in June. They reconciled in 2019.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of English descent.

Russell Tovey as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021
Russell Tovey as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021 (Russell Tovey / Instagram)

Hair Color

Salt-and-Pepper

He often tends to dye his hair blonde.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Gay

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Side-cropped hair
  • Clean-shaven look
  • Affable smile
Russell Tovey as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021
Russell Tovey as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021 (Russell Tovey / Instagram)

Russell Tovey Facts

  1. He had revealed in an interview that as a child, he was a keen collector of interesting/weird items. His parents never dissuaded him though and would often take him to archaeological digs, mineralogist conventions, and museums. They had even once bought him a metal detector after he had been fascinated with having one.
  2. In his schooldays, he was dead set on becoming a history teacher but got inspired to pursue a career in acting after watching movies such as The Goonies (1985), Stand By Me (1986), and Dead Poets Society (1989).
  3. During his teenage years, he used to work as a kitchen assistant at a pub called King’s Head in his hometown of Billericay.
  4. He began participating in local drama clubs from the age of 11 due to which he missed his school’s classes so much that his father asked him to reduce his participation in those clubs but his mother managed to convince him to let Russell continue.
  5. He has portrayed the comic book superhero character of Ray Terrill/The Ray in 4 different shows – the superhero TV series Legends of Tomorrow (2017), The Flash (2017), and Supergirl (2019); and the animated web series Freedom Fighters: The Ray (2017-2018).
  6. He was honored with the ‘Culture Award’ at the Attitude Awards in 2020, organized by the British gay lifestyle magazine Attitude.

Featured Image by Russell Tovey / Instagram

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