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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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Brilliantovaya ruka Semyon Semyonych Gorbunkov / Senya
Andrei Rublev Patrikey, monakh
Operatsiya 'Y' i drugie priklyucheniya Shurika The Booby (segment "Operatsiya Y")


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 1985 Poludennyy vor (TV Movie)
 1984 Chuchelo
 1983 Ne khochu byt vzroslym
 1977 Bobik v gostyakh u Barbosa (TV Short)
Bobik (voice)
 1977 Klouny i deti (Short)
 1977 Twenty Days Without War
Major Lopatin
 1976 Dnevnoy poezd (TV Movie)
 1975 Oni srazhalis za rodinu
 1972 Telegramma
Fedor Fedorovich
 1972 Stariki-razboyniki
Nikolay Myachikov
 1971 Twelve Chairs
Dvornik Tikhon
 1970 Sem starikov i odna devushka (TV Movie)
 1969 Brilliantovaya ruka
Semyon Semyonych Gorbunkov / Senya
 1969 Novenkaya
Yevgeniy Ivanovich (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1966 Andrei Rublev
Patrikey, monakh (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1966 Chiisai tôbôsha
Clown Nikulin
 1966 Skazki russkogo lesa (TV Movie)
Booby (1966)
 1965 Dayte zhalobnuyu knigu
 1965 Operatsiya 'Y' i drugie priklyucheniya Shurika
The Booby (segment "Operatsiya Y")
 1965 Fantazyory
 1965 Ko mne, Mukhtar!
 1964 Bolshoy fitil
Petya-Petushok (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1962 Delovye lyudi
 1962 Molodo-zeleno
Nikolay, chauffeur
 1962 When the Trees Were Tall
Kuzma Kuzmich Iordanov
 1962 Samogonshchiki (Short)
 1961 Sovershenno seryozno
Booby (segment "Pyos Barbos i neobychajnij kross")
 1961 Ukroshchenie stroptivoy (TV Movie)
Boys' Choir Master
 1961 Pyos Barbos i neobychnyj kross (Short)
 1961 Chelovek niotkuda
Militiaman, not shown in the credits
 1961 Drug moy, Kolka!..
Vaska (as Yu. Nikulin)
 1960 Yasha Toporkov
 1959 Nepoddayushchiyesya
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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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Minutes after Mikhail Vartanov received the Russian Academy Award for Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992), on the same stage presenter Yuri Nikulin received a huge tree-shaped cake as he had just turned 71 that day; Yuriy Nikulin, one of the greatest Soviet comedians, was admired by one of the greatest Soviet filmmakers Sergei Paradjanov, the subject of Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992) See more »

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