Source of Wealth:Business, Voice Acting
Full Name:Russ Leatherman
Date of Birth:February 14, 1962
Occupation:Entrepreneur and Voice Actor
Education:University of Idaho
About Russ Leatherman
Russ Leatherman is an American entrepreneur and voice actor with an estimated net worth of $50 million. He became famous for the voice of Moviefone, the nation’s most popular movie guide as well as his trademark greeting, “Hellooo and Welcome to Moviefone!”, the greeting which has been parodied for hundreds of times in programs such as The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the 2005 Academy Awards, VH1’s I Love the90s, and Fair Game. He was also the subject of a famous Seinfield episode.
Mr. Leatherman has been a movie critic. Some of his reviews have appeared on CNN, CNN Headline News, ABC-TV, CBS’s The Early Show, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR and The Daily Buzz, a nationally syndicated morning show. His reviews were also heard on top rates radio stations nationwide including Z100 in New York, KRTH-FM in Los Angeles and Westwood One. He has been a guest on many national talk shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Opie and Anthony, The Howard Stern Show and The Caroline Rhea Show. His profile has appeared in several major publications like the Time Magazine, People, Entertainment Weekly, Life, Vanity Fair and The New York Times.
In 2000, AOL bought Russ Leatherman’s movie guide company for around $400 million. In 2001, it became a partner of MovieTickets.com that crosslinked their ticket offerings. By 2004, its online arm was acquired outright by MovieTickets.com but in 2012, it announced its partnership with Fandango, a rival of MovieTickets.com.
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