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Yakov Smirnoff

Yakov SmirnoffAKA Yakov Naumovich Pokhis

Born: 24-Jan-1951
Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic, Painter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: What a country

Russian comic whose schtick largely consists of him saying Whaddaconntry. Performing in Branson, Missouri, since 1992.

Father: (d. 2004)
Mother: Clara (d. 24-Nov-2008)
Wife: Linda (div., one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Natasha
Son: Alexander

    Professor: Odessa Pedagogical University, Ukraine
    University: MS Psychology, University of Pennsylvania (2006)

    Naturalized US Citizen 4-Jul-1986
    Ukrainian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Up Your Alley (1988)
    Heartburn (25-Jul-1986) · Contractor Laszlo
    The Money Pit (26-Mar-1986) · Shatov
    Brewster's Millions (22-May-1985) · Vladimir
    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (15-Aug-1984) · National Security Advisor
    Moscow on the Hudson (6-Apr-1984) · Lev

Official Website:
http://www.yakov.com/



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