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Yuriy Nikulin (I) (1921–1997)

Yuri Nikulin was a Russian film actor, comedian, mime, and circus clown who was also Artistic Director of Moscow Circus and popular TV show host. He was born Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin on December 18, 1921, in the town of Demidov, Smolensk province, Central Russia. His father, Vladimir Andreevich Nikulin, was a writer and director who worked for ... See full bio »


(age 75) in Moscow, Russia

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 1985 Poludennyy vor (TV Movie)
 1984 Chuchelo
 1977 Clowns and Kids (Short)
 1977 Twenty Days Without War
Major Lopatin
 1977 Bobik v gostyakh u Barbosa (TV Short)
Bobik (voice)
 1976 Dnevnoy poezd (TV Movie)
 1972 Telegramma
Fedor Fedorovich
 1971 Twelve Chairs
Dvornik Tikhon
 1969 Novenkaya
 1966 Chiisai tôbôsha
Clown Nikulin
 1966 Andrei Rublev
Patrikey, monakh (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1965 Fantazyory
 1962 Molodo-zeleno
Nikolay, chauffeur
 1962 Kogda derevya byli bolshimi
Kuzma Kuzmich Iordanov
 1962 Bootleggers (Short)
 1962 Delovye lyudi
 1961 Ukroshchenie stroptivoy (TV Movie)
Boys' Choir Master
 1961 Drug moy, Kolka!..
Vaska (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1960 Yasha Toporkov
 1959 Nepoddayushchiyesya
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
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Was a director of the Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard in Moscow until the day of his death. See more »

Alternate Names:

Yu. Nikulin

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Arguably he was the most famous actor in the Soviet Union. See more »

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