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Early life Peters was born in Toronto, Ontario to Eric and Maureen Peters. When he was four, the family moved to nearby Brampton. His older brother Clayton now serves as Peters' manager.<ref>Comedian Russell Peters talks about his manager and big brother, Clayton. Toronto Star. Accessed on March 25, 2013.</ref> Peters is Catholic and of Anglo-Indian descent.<ref name="faq">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> His late father was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India and worked as a federal meat inspector; Peters regularly features stories about him in his comedy work.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref>

Peters attended Chinguacousy Secondary School for grades 9–10, and North Peel Secondary School in Bramalea for grades 11–12.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name= "Digitaljournal.com">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In school, he was regularly bullied because of his ethnicity. He eventually learned boxing, which helped him resist the bullying.<ref name="peters">"Call him grateful", The Globe and Mail. Accessed on November 6, 2012.</ref>

Peters also became a hip hop "junkie" in his youth. By the 1990s, he was a well-connected DJ in the Toronto scene.<ref>FAQ, RussellPeters.com. Accessed on November 6, 2012</ref><ref>"RUSSELL PETERS: COMEDIAN, DJ, ANTI-FIST PUMPER", DJ Mag, Accessed on November 6, 2012</ref>


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