Ivan Ohlobystin is a Russian actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, journalist and writer, creative director of Baon company. By the way, he was a priest at the Russian Orthodox Church.
Ivan was born on July 22, 1966 in the Tula region. The parents of the future actor had a huge age difference – almost half a century. Ivan’s mother was a student who had just reached adulthood. Her spouse’s children from previous marriages were much older than her. Perhaps, that is why the marriage broke up. When Ivan was still young, his father left the family. The boy was brought up by the young but strict mother.
Later his family moved to Moscow, where the boy entered the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). He studied together with many future leaders of Russian cinema: Tigran Keosayan, Bakhtiyar Khudoynazarov, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Alexander Bashirov, Renata Litvinova, Roman Kachanov, Rashid Nugmanov and others. Ivan didn’t finish his studies because he went into the army.
In his youth Ivan was a rebel and joined bikers. Echoes of the biker subculture were forever in the image of Ohlobystin: even becoming a priest, he continued to wear a leather jacket. Also he has tattoos – hands and torso of the actor are covered with various images.