Yakov Smirnoff

Yakov Smirnoff

Highest Rated: 68% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984)

Lowest Rated: 35% Brewster's Millions (1985)

Birthday: Jan 24, 1951

Birthplace: Odessa, Soviet Union

Yakov Smirnoff rose to fame as an actor, gracing the silver screen many times over the course of his Hollywood career. Smirnoff kickstarted his acting career in comedies like "Moscow on the Hudson" (1984) starring Robin Williams, the Peter Weller film "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension" (1984) and "Brewster's Millions" (1985) starring Richard Pryor. He also appeared in "The Money Pit" (1986). Smirnoff worked in television around the start of his acting career with a role on "Night Court" (NBC, 1983-1992). He also contributed to a variety of television specials, including "We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala" (CBS, 1987-88) and "Hope News Network" (NBC, 1988-89). Additionally, he later acted in "Up Your Alley" (1989) with Linda Blair. He also worked in television around this time, including a part on "What a Country!" (1986-87). He also appeared in the drama "Proud American" (2008) with Jonathan Banks. Additionally, he could be seen on a variety of television specials like "Yakov Smirnoff Live From Moscow... Idaho" (Showtime, 1990-91) and "International Swimsuit '91 With Elle Macpherson" (NBC, 1990-91). Most recently, Smirnoff acted in "Awful Nice" (2014).

Highest rated movies

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension The Money Pit Heartburn Brewster's Millions

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Up Your Alley Russian Man (Character) - 1988
45% 47% Heartburn Contractor Laszlo (Character) $24.3M 1986
50% 58% The Money Pit Shatov (Character) $30.9M 1986
35% 56% Brewster's Millions Vladimir (Character) - 1985
68% 69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension National Security Advisor (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2016
No Score Yet 87% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gotham Comedy Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great American Road Trip Guest 2009
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet What a Country! Nikolai Rostapovich (Character) 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living KGB Agent (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop Guest 1980