Russell Tovey

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.