The Movie Man
With one of the most famous voices in America and his trademark greeting, “Hellooo and
Welcome to Moviefone!” Russ Leatherman, a.k.a. “The Movie Man,” is a pop culture
icon and, like popcorn and Raisinets, is a regular staple of the moviegoing experience.
Through the popular Moviefone telephone service (e.g., 777-FILM), its online
counterpart Moviefone.com, mobile applications, Six Second Reviews, and mainstream
broadcast media, Russ reaches millions of moviegoers each week. Russ brings his
unique take on movies to CNN, Headline News, ABC-TV, CBS, Fox, NBC, and
hundreds of top radio and TV stations nationwide including The Elvis Duran Show
on Z-100 FM in New York, KRTH-FM and KROQ in Los Angeles and the nationally
syndicated Dial Global and Envision Radio Networks, USA Radio Network, and the
ABC Radio Network. Russ has the largest viewing and listening audience of any movie
personality working today. Russ also co-hosts the Oscar pre and post shows each year
for abc TV in Los Angeles which is syndicated to all major ABC affiliates and around the
world. And now, with his nationally syndicated 6-Second Reviews, The Movie Man tells
you which movies to see or not to see in six seconds flat!
Russ has appeared and been featured on almost any national talk show you can think
of. Examples include Late Show with David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The
Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Howard Stern Show, Conan O’Brian and many others. He
has also been profiled in the pages of Time Magazine, Forbes, Entrepreneur, People,
Entertainment Weekly, Life, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times,
and many more. His inimitable “Hellooo and welcome to Moviefone!” greeting has been
affectionately parodied in movies and on hundreds of programs including The Simpsons,
Family Guy, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the Academy
Awards, and was even the subject of a classic Seinfeld episode.
Russ co-founded Moviefone in 1989 which is now celebrating its 24th year as America’s
favorite movie guide and is the owner, voice, and CEO of Six Second Reviews, Inc.