Yuriy Nikulin (I) (1921–1997)

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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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Known For

The Diamond Arm Semyon Semyonych Gorbunkov / Senya
Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures The Booby (segment "Operatsiya Y")
Twelve Chairs Dvornik Tikhon


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 1985 Poludennyy vor (TV Movie)
 1984 Chuchelo
Nikolay Bessoltsev - dedushka Leny
 1979 Tut, nedaleko... (Short)
 1977 Bobick Is a Guest of Barbos (TV Short)
Bobik (voice)
 1977 Clowns and Kids (Short)
 1977 Twenty Days Without War
Major Lopatin
 1977 Priklyucheniya Travki
kloun Chichimori
 1976 Dnevnoy poezd (TV Movie)
 1975 They Fought for Their Country
Pvt. Nekrasov
 1972 Telegramma
Fyodor Fyodorovich
 1972 Stariki-razboyniki
Nikolay Myachikov
 1971 Twelve Chairs
Dvornik Tikhon (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1970 Deniskiny rasskazy
sosed Deniski
 1970 Sem starikov i odna devushka (TV Movie)
 1969 The Diamond Arm
Semyon Semyonych Gorbunkov / Senya
 1969 Novenkaya
Yevgeniy Ivanovich (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1966 Chiisai tôbôsha
Clown Nikulin
 1966 Andrei Rublev
Patrikey, monakh (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1966 Skazki russkogo lesa (TV Movie)
Booby (1966)
 1965 Fantazyory
Uncle on the Beach
 1965 Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures
The Booby (segment "Operatsiya Y")
 1965 Give Me a Complaints Book
Prodavets (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1965 The Criminal Shall Not Escape
Nikolay Glazychev (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1964 Big 'Fuse' (TV Movie)
Petya-Petushok (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1963 Business People
vor (segment "Makes the Whole World Kin") (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1963 Bez strakha i upryoka
Kloun v tsirke (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1962 Molodo-zeleno
Nikolay - shofyor gruzovika
 1962 Fuse (TV Series)
- Fitil. Vypusk 4 (1962)
 1962 When the Trees Were Tall
Kuzma Kuzmich Iordanov
 1962 Bootleggers (Short)
 1961 Ukroshchenie stroptivoy (TV Movie)
Boys' Choir Master
 1961 Absolutely Seriously (Short)
«Balbes» (segment "Pyos Barbos i neobychajnij kross")
 1961 Pyos Barbos i neobychnyj kross (Short)
 1961 Chelovek niotkuda
Militsioner (uncredited)
 1961 My Friend Kolka
Vaska (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1960 Yasha Toporkov
 1959 Unamenables
Vasiliy Klyachkin (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1958 Devushka s gitaroy
Pirotekhnik-neudachnik (as Yu. Nikulin)
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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


5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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