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Chris Ashworth, best known for his work as the character of Sergei Malatov, aka 'The Russian' on HBO's critically acclaimed television program "The Wire", was born and raised in the Virginia countryside. Growing up, he enjoyed doing impersonations and accents, and making people laugh. While he thought about becoming an actor, he also thought of ... See full bio »
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The Wire Sergei 'Serge' Malatov
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 2016 Deepwater Horizon (post-production)
Coast Guard Commander
 2016 TURN: Washington's Spies (TV Series)
- Benediction (2016) ... Steer
 2016 Outsiders (TV Series)
Merrimac Cop #2
- Long Live the Bren'In (2016) ... Merrimac Cop #2
 2016 Underground (TV Series)
- Troubled Water (2016) ... Hollander
- The Lord's Day (2016) ... Hollander
 2015 Hero of the Underworld
 2014 Those Who Kill (TV Series)
Officer Cridge / Officer Gary Cridge
- Surrender (2014) ... Officer Cridge
- Untethered (2014) ... Officer Gary Cridge
 2014 13 Sins
Park Police Officer
 2013 The Demented
Military Soldier
 2013 Space Warriors
Cosmonaut Yuri
 2012 Justified (TV Series)
Trooper Roby
- Slaughterhouse (2012) ... Trooper Roby
 2010 Swerve (Short)
Ray Earl
 2009 Terminator Salvation
 2008 Sex and Lies in Sin City (TV Movie)
Frank Lipjanic
 2008 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Lt. Rick Cheever
- Article 32 (2008) ... Lt. Rick Cheever
 2008 Love Lies Bleeding (Video)
 2006 The Lost Room (TV Mini-Series)
Kreutzfeld Guard #2 (uncredited)
 2006 Sparten (Short)
 2005 America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (TV Series documentary)
Phillip Saul
- Alfredo Lopez-Cruz (2005) ... Phillip Saul
 2005 New Liberty (Short)
 2005 The Refuge (Short)
 2004 Hitch (Short)
 2003 Critical Rescue (TV Series)
Dennis Clapp
- Trapped (2003) ... Dennis Clapp
 2002 Daring Capers (TV Series documentary)
- Tunnel 57 (2002) ... German
 2000 Aquarius
Gan / Marcus Pavlof
 2000/I The Watcher
S.W.A.T. Team Leader (uncredited)
 2000 The Replacements
Sentinels Player #38 (uncredited)
 2000 Cecil B. DeMented
News Camera man (uncredited)
 2000 Mafioso: The Father, the Son
Surfer Boy
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It's such a blessing to see soldiers thanked in airports, etc. Take a moment to thank them. They took more than a moment for us. See more »


Convinced casting HBO and casting for "The Wire", that he was Russian. He did this without ever having acting or dialect classes. See more »

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