Russell Peters

As an actor, DJ, and comedian, Canadian Russell Peters is certainly an eclectic talent. His career began in the late 1980s on Toronto's stand-up circuit, and he quickly developed a reputation as a charming comic: reveling in cultural observations and silly accents, often playing on his Anglo-Indian heritage. And while his momentum never slowed as a comedian (with a Comedy Central stand-up special and record-breaking shows in his native Canada), he also managed a smooth transition into the world of motion pictures, including roles in the 2011 sci-fi thriller "Source Code" and the Eva Mendes-starring 2012 dramedy "Girl in Progress."