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Russian actors in western TV series

Russian actors in western TV series
Russian actors and actresses in western TV series
In the fourth season of “Game of Thrones” one of the roles is performed by Russian actor Yuriy Kolokolnikov.
Here are Russian actors and actresses who played in the English-language television series.

Yuriy Kolokolnikov

Yuriy Kolokolnikov


Vladimir Mashkov
Vladimir Mashkov
“Alias” (2001 – 2006) – U.S. Action, 5 seasons, 105 episodes, ABC channel.
Mashkov appeared in the fourth season of “Alias” as a terrorist leader named Milos Kradich, who led the subversive activities across Europe. Series creator J.J. Abrams noticed Mashkov for the upcoming fourth part of “Mission Impossible”.

Alla Klyuka – Schaffer
Alla Klyuka
“The Sopranos” (1999 – 2007) – U.S. Drama, 6 seasons, 86 episodes, HBO channel.
Alla Klyuka is a Russian actress from “Clouds paradise” and “Eulampia Romanova”. She studied in the New York theater school. Alla is married to an American scientist.
Klyuka starred in TV series “The Sopranos” and “Law & Order”. In a gangster saga “The Sopranos” Klyuka played a sister of Tony Soprano’s Russian mistress.

Elena Solovey also starred in several episodes of “The Sopranos”.
Elena Solovey
Saveliy Kramarov
Saveliy Kramarov
“The Fall Guy” (1981 – 1986) – U.S. Action, 6 seasons, 113 episodes.
The great Russian actor, who starred in “Gentlemen of Fortune” and “Ivan Vasilievich”, had to emigrate to the United States and satisfy unremarkable roles in Hollywood. He played the role of a Yugoslav taxi driver in The Fall Guy, where brave heroes caught the criminals during the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

Igor Zhizhikin
Igor Zhizhikin
“Political Animals” (2012) – Drama, 1 season, 6 episodes, USA Network Channel.
Zhizhikin, a circus gymnast, who during the American tour stayed in the U.S., managed to make a career in Hollywood. In addition to the movies he starred in the TV series, for example, “Alias”, where he played Quentin Tarantino’s accomplice. Zhizhikin had a role in the miniseries “Political Animals” – he played the Russian Foreign Minister, who was trying to have the affair with U.S. Secretary.

Natalia Andreychenko
Natalia Andreychenko
“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” (1993 – 1998) – Western, 6 seasons, 150 series, CBS channel.
Russian “Mary Poppins” also left her mark on American television – she starred in “Undead “, a horror film about vampires, in TV series “Dr. Quinn” and “NYPD Blue”. In “Dr. Quinn” Andreychenko played a role of Russian princess Nizimova having psychic abilities.

Eugene Lazarev
Eugene Lazarev
“24 hours” (2001 – 2010) – U.S. Action, 8 seasons, 192 series, Fox channel.
Soviet actor with roles from a scout in “Seventeen Moments of Spring” to the emperor in “Turkish Gambit” went to Los Angeles in the 90s. Among his achievements in Hollywood are roles in the films “Lord of War” and “Iron Man 2”, and in the TV series “The West Wing”, “Alias” and “24” – where his partner was Dennis Hopper.

Oleg Taktarov
Oleg Taktarov
“Alias” (2001 – 2006) – U.S. Action, 5 seasons, 105 episodes, ABC channel.
Another Russian actor in the role of Russian villain in “Alias” by J.J. Abrams. Oleg Taktarov, an exemplary fighter in “The president’s plane” and “Predator”, played the leader of the gang “Soyuz”.

Alexander Kuznetsov
Alexander Kuznetsov
“Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990 – 2000) – Melodrama, 10 seasons, 296 episodes, Fox channel.
Russian actor managed to star in such series as “24”, “NYPD Blue”, “Alias”, “Girls with character”. However, Kuznetsov began with the funny episode in the popular youth TV show “Beverly Hills, 90210”.

Elya Baskin
Elya Baskin
“Heroes” (2006 – 2010) – Fiction, 4 seasons, 77 episodes, NBC channel.
Baskin, another Soviet emigre actor, appeared in the TV series “Quantum Leap”, “Walker, Texas Ranger “, “The West Wing”, “Cold Case”, “The Closer” and many others. In “Heroes” Baskin played former superheroes’ mentor named Ivan Spector.

Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov
“Sex and the City” (1998 – 2004) – 6 seasons, 94 series, HBO channel.
After several roles in Hollywood celebrated choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov appeared as one of the key characters in the last season of “Sex and the City” – Russian artist Aleksandr Petrovsky.

Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Ingeborga Dapkunaite
“Wallander” (2008) – Britain, Sweden Detectives, 4 seasons, 12 episodes.
The star of “Burnt by the Sun”, “Inter girl” and “Wars”, the most Russian of all Lithuanian actresses, Ingeborga Dapkunayte appeared in an episode of the British TV series “Wallander” in 2012.

Oleg Menshikov played in “Prime Suspect”.
Oleg Menshikov
In the TV series “Revenge” Margarita Levieva plays the role of Amanda Clarke.
Margarita Levieva
Mikhail Mamaev starred in “Red Shoe Diaries”
Mikhail Mamaev