Russell Tovey

Russell Tovey

Highest Rated: 92% Mindhorn (2016)

Lowest Rated: 43% Effie Gray (2014)

Birthday: Nov 14, 1981

Birthplace: Essex, England, UK

Russell Tovey was an English actor who in the States was best known for playing the role of Harry Doyle on the thriller series "Quantico" (ABC, 2015- ). Born and raised in Essex, Tovey was inspired to become an actor at a very young age after watching the American films "The Goonies" (1985) and "Stand by Me" (1986). He eventually convinced his parents to start taking him on auditions, and at the age of 11 had nabbed his very first role on the children's show "Mud" (BBC One, 1994-95). Although the show was cancelled after a single season, Tovey remained undeterred. Instead of returning to screen-acting, however, he focused his attention on stage acting. Within a few years Tovey was appearing on stages all across London in high-profile productions of such popular plays as "His Girl Friday" and "The History Boys." While making a name for himself as a stage actor, Tovey gradually made his return to screen acting. In the 2000s he landed parts on TV shows like "The Bill" (ITV, 1984-2010) and "Messiah IV: The Harrowing" (BBC One, 2001-08), and even reprised his stage role in the film adaptation of "The History Boys" (2006). In 2008 Tovey nabbed his breakout role across the pond when he began appearing as the werewolf George Sands on the supernatural series "Being Human" (BBC Three, 2008-2013). Then in 2014 Tovey became a familiar face in the U.S. when he joined the cast of the HBO series "Looking" (HBO, 2014-15). That series lasted for two seasons on the premium cable network. With his acting career gaining steam in America Tovey nabbed his biggest role to date when in 2016 he was cast on the ABC thriller series "Quantico." Tovey played the CIA recruit Harry Doyle on the series, which premiered on ABC in September of 2015.

Highest rated movies

Mindhorn
The Pass
Looking: The Movie The Lady in the Van
Grabbers
The History Boys
The Good Liar The Hippopotamus

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% 85% The Good Liar Steven (Character) $17.1M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Freedom Fighters: The Ray The Ray (Voice) - 2018
57% 49% The Hippopotamus Rupert Keynes (Character) - 2017
89% 68% The Pass Jason (Character) - 2016
92% 60% Mindhorn Paul Melly (Character) - 2016
89% 81% Looking: The Movie Kevin Matheson (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 65% Stick Man Dog (Voice) - 2015
89% 64% The Lady in the Van Man With Earring (Character) $10.0M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mike the Knight: Journey to Dragon Mountain Unknown (Character) - 2014
43% 40% Effie Gray George (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Is This a Joke? Tim (Character) - 2012
70% 51% Grabbers Dr. Adam Smith (Character) - 2012
47% 37% Tower Block Paul (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Passing Henry Travers (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roar Tom (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marple: Murder Is Easy PC Terence Reed (Character) - 2008
65% 70% The History Boys Rudge (Character) $2.7M 2006
No Score Yet 82% My Family and Other Animals Leslie Durrell (Character) - 2005

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Life Narrator 2021
No Score Yet 68% RuPaul's Drag Race UK Judge 2021
63% 40% The Sister Nathan Redmond (Character) 2020
90% No Score Yet Flesh and Blood Jake (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait Artist of the Year Guest 2020
89% 89% Years and Years Daniel Lyons (Character) 2019
70% 46% Quantico Harry Doyle (Character) 2016-2018
89% 70% DC's Legends of Tomorrow Ray Terrill/The Ray (Guest Star) 2017
89% 65% The Flash The Ray (Guest Star) 2017
88% 47% Supergirl The Ray (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 100% Queers Phil (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 80% Banished James Freeman (Character) 2015
90% 92% Looking Kevin (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 87% Him & Her Steve (Character) 2010-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Mind the Buzzcocks Guest 2012
100% 84% Being Human George (Character),
George Sands (Guest Star)
2009-2012
78% 80% Sherlock Henry Knight (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Undercover Princesses Narrator 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gavin & Stacey Budgie (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet 100% Ashes to Ashes Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet William and Mary Aaron Patterson (Guest Star) 2003