Christopher Diamantopoulos is also known as Chris Diamantopoulos was born on May 9, 1975, in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. He is a Canadian-Greek actor. He is well recognized for his portrayal of Russ Hanneman in HBO’s Silicon Valley. He’s also known for his roles as Moe Howard in The Three Stooges (2012), Finn in Good Girls Revolt. He gave the voice of Mickey Mouse in both the namesake television series and The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse. Diamantopoulos spent his childhood alternating between Canada and Greece. He is of Greek ancestry and is a devout follower of the Greek Orthodox Church, as well as speaking the language fluently. He met his wife, actress Becki Newton, in a New York City subway station. In 2005, the couple tied the knot. In November 2010, Newton and his wife welcomed their first child, a son, into the world. They had a girl in 2014. In the year 2020, they had another daughter. Let us get to know more about Chris Diamantopoulos in the following article.
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Chris Diamantopoulos has a net worth of $2 million. Most of the income comes from being an actor and comedian.
At the age of nine, Diamantopoulos began performing in television advertisements and professional theatre shows. He had already left home at the age of 18 to take part in a series of national tours in the United States. He stayed on Broadway for a brief time after that, playing prominent roles in The Full Monty (2002) and Les Misérables (2003). East York Collegiate Institute was where Diamantopoulos went to school. Along with co-star Erinn Hayes, he played Robin Williams in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy. Kevin Hill, Charmed, The Sopranos, Nip/Tuck, and Boston Legal are among the shows in which he has appeared as a guest star. In 2007, he starred alongside Debra Messing in The Starter Wife, in which he played Rodney, an interior decorator. Diamantopoulos appeared in several episodes of State of Mind. In 2009, he also appeared as a guest voice on American Dad! On the eighth season of 24, he played Rob Weiss, the Chief of Staff to US President Allison Taylor.
In The Kennedys, he played Frank Sinatra. In the 2012 film The Three Stooges, Diamantopoulos plays Moe Howard. In Mickey Mouse and its follow-up series The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, Diamantopoulos voiced Mickey Mouse, as well as the Vampire and a Nummy. He also provided the voices for a Laughing Fish and a third Weasel. Despite the fact that Bret Iwan has been Mickey’s voice in most media since his predecessor’s death in 2009, Diamantopoulos gives Mickey a more Walt Disney-like sound. He had recurring roles on the NBC sitcoms Up All Night, in which he played Julian, Maya Rudolph’s on-again, off-again lover; The Office, in which he played Brian, a former member of the show’s documentary film crew (alongside future Silicon Valley cast member Zach Woods); and Arrested Development, in which he played Marky, Lindsay’s face-blind environmentalist boyfriend. He portrayed TV network CEO Castor Sotto in the UK/US television series Episodes, and Mr. Chris in the Tv version of About a Boy. Diamantopoulos made his Broadway debut in the musical Waitress in 2017.
On October 11, 2018, TVLine reported that Diamantopoulos would play Sue Heck’s erratic, charismatic, and wealthy employer Nick in the spin-off pilot for the situation comedy The Middle. Diamantopoulos will play an unnamed character in the next animated Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie, which will premiere on Disney+ on December 3, 2021.
His role in Silicon Valley
In Silicon Valley, Chris portrays Russ Hanneman. When Russ Hanneman placed the radio on the internet two decades ago, he became a billionaire. Russ has earned a reputation for expensive sports vehicles, calf implants, and an extravagant lifestyle over the years. He has a lot of unusual business advice to provide. Russ’s actual wealthy past is all Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban, despite having the cringeworthy attitude of Instagram king Dan Bilzerian. Both men amassed their fortunes in identical ways. Russ sold “internet radio,” while Mark sold Broadcast.com.
As Sorgatz points out, people can also get three comma club knickknacks. Russ Hanneman made a billion dollars in the early 1990s with his company that allowed internet users to access radio stations, or, in his own words, “putting the radio on the Internet,” as anybody who hasn’t lived in a cave for the last several decades knows. Since then, he’s started numerous enterprises, including the well-known California billboard company Hanneman Outdoor Media, as well as buying hockey teams, dating ladies ejected from reality programs for behavioral difficulties, and so on. He also seems to think my romantic life is a lot more dynamic and strenuous than it actually is, which is flattering.
Quotes by Russ
- My hologram can 100% dry hump festival-goers from behind. If they ask for it. Hashtag woke.
- Ha, ha, Richard, if I didn’t love this crazy guy so much, I’d knock his teeth out. Nah, Nah, I didn’t lose it all. I mean, one of them got shut down by the SEC. On a few, we got scammed. But some of them worked. One of them worked.
- Anyway, next thing you know, we IPO, stock triples in a day, and AOL gobbles us up. All of a sudden, I’m 22 years young and I’m worth 1.2 billion. Now a couple of decades later, I’m worth 1.4. You do the math
- I’m just gonna say it. This guy f**ks. Am I right? ‘Cause I’m looking at the rest of you guys, and this is the guy in the house doing all the f**king. Am I right? You know I’m right. This guy f**ks.