Yakov Smirnoff


STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,821 this week
Clip
2:04 | Clip
Yakov Smirnoff was born on January 24, 1951 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR 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 »

2020 Emmy Nominees In and Out of Character

Check out our gallery of Emmy nominees in the leading and supporting acting categories in real life and in character.

See more Emmy nominees

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

The Money Pit
Mon, Sep 21 8:00 PM PDT on OVATION (111)
Night Court
Russkie Business (S5, Ep18)
Tue, Sep 22 5:00 AM PDT on KABCDT3 (191)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 58 people
created 30 May 2013
 
a list of 531 people
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 447 people
created 02 May 2013
 
a list of 115 people
created 09 Dec 2018
 
a list of 24 people
created 05 Aug 2012
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Yakov Smirnoff's work have you seen?

User Polls

Photos

Known For

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

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (15 credits)
 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
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (36 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Author: "America, On Six Roubles a Day" (1988) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Yakov Smirnov

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"I've gone from Red to Redneck" (On Owning and Operating an 800 seat Theater in Branson, Missouri). See more »

Trivia:

Became a U.S. citizen on July 4, 1986. See more »

Trademark:

His hardy laugh. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed