Olek Krupa

Olek Krupa

Highest Rated: 83% Thirteen Days (2000)

Lowest Rated: 12% Fair Game (1995)

Birthday: Aug 31, 1955

Birthplace: Rybnik, Poland

Best known for his roles as Eastern European gangsters, spies, and soldiers, Polish actor Olek Krupa has appeared in a variety of American films and TV series, ranging from the comedy sequel "Home Alone 3" to the daytime drama "As the World Turns." Though he traveled to the United States in the mid-'70s, he didn't begin his involvement with theater until returning to Poland. In 1981, he moved to the States and acted in productions at New York's Public Theatre, including "My Uncle Sam" and "The Ballad of Soapy Smith." His first narrative feature appearance came with a bit part in the steamy "Nine 1/2 Weeks" followed by guest spots on such TV crime dramas as "Miami Vice." He played an atypical role as renowned Austrian actor-director Erich von Stroheim in the miniseries "The Kennedys of Massachusetts," while shifting into mobster territory the same year in the Coen brothers' Prohibition-era "Miller's Crossing." In "Home Alone 3," he is a Russian spy pursuing a top-secret microchip, and he takes chase again in "Behind Enemy Lines," this time as a Serbian soldier hounding plane-wrecked American pilot Owen Wilson. He has appeared as various nefarious characters on episodes of "Law & Order" and as a Maltese police inspector on "As the World Turns." In the 2010 Angelina Jolie-starring espionage action film, "Salt," he stepped up to a loftier position as the Russian president.

Highest rated movies

Thirteen Days
Burn After Reading
The Italian Job
Far From Poland
Bel Canto




46% 44% Bel Canto Fyodorov (Character) $79.9K 2018
No Score Yet 80% I'm Obsessed With You: But You've Got to Leave Me Alone Stanislaw (Character) - 2014
39% 32% Admission Polokov (Character) $18.0M 2013
62% 59% Salt Russian President Matveyev (Character) - 2010
78% 65% Burn After Reading Krapotkin (Character) $60.3M 2008
No Score Yet 42% The Fifth Patient Khodorov (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet StarDust Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 29% Bringing Rain Head Master Gula (Character) - 2003
72% 80% The Italian Job Mashkov (Character) $106.1M 2003
37% 62% Behind Enemy Lines Lokar (Character) $58.9M 2001
83% 80% Thirteen Days Andrei Gromyko (Character) $34.6M 2000
No Score Yet 42% No Vacancy Leonard (Character) - 1999
36% 64% Blue Streak Jean LaFleur (Character) $68.2M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet O.K. Garage Yannick (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 67% Stardust Karol Wasacz (Character) - 1998
29% 27% Home Alone 3 Peter Beaupre (Character) $30.7M 1997
20% 42% Kicked in the Head Borko (Character) $102.7K 1997
42% 39% Eraser Sergei Ivanovich Petrofsky (Character) $101.3M 1996
12% 14% Fair Game Zhukov (Character) $11.2M 1995
No Score Yet 29% My Antonia Krajiek (Character) - 1995
67% 62% Mac Polowski (Character) $466.8K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ivory Hunters Unknown (Character) - 1990
50% No Score Yet Far From Poland Jan (Character) - 1984


No Score Yet 55% New Amsterdam Niku Osheyevsky (Guest Star) 2021
96% 93% The Americans General Vijktor Zhukov (Guest Star) 2013 2017
95% 89% Elementary Fyodor Ukhov (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary President Pavel Ostrov (Guest Star) 2015
57% 92% Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
92% 76% Person of Interest Ivan Yogorov (Guest Star) 2011
96% 93% White Collar Alec (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Maximilian Gruschenko (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 50% Life on Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
62% 40% New Amsterdam Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
91% 90% Monk Elmer Gratnik (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Alex Strizkopf (Guest Star) 2000
92% 97% Oz Yuri Kosygin (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991 1996 1999
0% No Score Yet Dellaventura Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987