Yakov Smirnoff


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Yakov Smirnoff was born on January 24, 1951 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine] as Yakov Naumovich Pokhis. He is an actor and writer, known for Night Court (1984), Brewster's Millions (1985) and The Money Pit (1986). He was previously married to Linda Dreeszen. See full bio »

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Known For

Night Court Yakov Korolenko
(1984-1990)
(1985)
The Money Pit Shatov
(1986)
Heartburn Contractor Laszlo
(1986)

Filmography

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 2017 Dice (TV Series)
Yakov Smirnoff
- The Trial (2017) ... Yakov Smirnoff
 2014 The Comeback Kids (TV Series)
Valdemar Steinberg
- To Hollywood with Love (2014) ... Valdemar Steinberg (rumored)
 1993 Major Dad (TV Series)
Major Sacha Sarotsky
- From Russia with Like (1993) ... Major Sacha Sarotsky
 1984-1990 Night Court (TV Series)
Yakov Korolenko
- The Glasnost Menagerie (1990) ... Yakov Korolenko
- Russkie Business (1988) ... Yakov Korolenko
- Dan's Escort (1986) ... Yakov Korolenko
- World War III (1985) ... Yakov Korolenko
- Some Like It Hot (1984) ... Yakov Korolenko
 1989 Up Your Alley
Russian Man
 1986-1987 What a Country (TV Series)
Nikolai Rostapovich
- Old World Charmer (1987) ... Nikolai Rostapovich
- The Apartment (1987) ... Nikolai Rostapovich
- The Candidate (1987) ... Nikolai Rostapovich
- What Are Friends For? (1987) ... Nikolai Rostapovich
- We're in the Mubotos (1987) ... Nikolai Rostapovich
 1986 Heartburn
Contractor Laszlo
 1986 The Money Pit
Shatov
 1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Dmitri Kostov
- Picture Me a Spy/Daredevil/Sleeper (1986) ... Dmitri Kostov
 1985 It's a Living (TV Series)
KGB Agent
- From Russia with Love (1985) ... KGB Agent
 1985 Brewster's Millions
Vladimir
 1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Bela Pravik
- Sudden Death (1983) ... Bela Pravik
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials for ABC Saturday Mornings. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Yakov Smirnov

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Spouse:

Linda Dreeszen  (divorced)  (2 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

What a country! See more »

Trivia:

In May 2006 he received a master's degree in positive psychology from the Penn College of Liberal and Professional Studies (Penn LPS). See more »

Trademark:

Performs comedic routines with a heavy Russian accent. His trademark line is: "What a country!" See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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