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Andrew Divoff

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Occupation  Actor, stuntman
Years active  1983–present

Name  Andrew Divoff
Role  Film actor

Full Name  Andrew Daniel Divoff
Born  July 2, 1955 (age 60) (1955-07-02) San Tome, Venezuela
Spouse  Raissa Danilova (m. 1992–1998)
Movies and TV shows  Wishmaster, Lost, Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies, Toy Soldiers, Bad Asses
Similar People  Robert Kurtzman, Tammy Lauren, Craig Moss, Raissa Danilova, Jack Sholder

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Andrew Daniel Divoff (Russian: Андрей Ди́вов, correctly transcribed as Divov; born July 2, 1955) is a Venezuelan film, television actor and stuntman, best known for playing the evil Djinn in the first two Wishmaster films and the villains Cherry Ganz in Another 48 Hrs., Ernesto Mendoza in A Low Down Dirty Shame, Boris Bazylev in Air Force One, Ivan Sarnoff in CSI: Miami and Mikhail Bakunin in Lost.


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Early life

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Divoff was born in San Tomé, Venezuela. His father is Russian and his mother is Venezuelan. He lived five years in Vilassar de Mar (Spain), between 1973 and 1977, feeling himself to be Catalan too. He currently lives in the United States. Divoff can speak nine languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Catalan, Portuguese, Swedish and Russian. He used to speak Romanian but forgot the language when he had no one with whom to speak it.


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Divoff has played many villains in film and on television, usually drug cartel leaders, and is best known for having played the nefarious Djinn in the first two films of the Wishmaster series. His other films include Another 48 Hrs., The Hunt for Red October, A Low Down Dirty Shame, Air Force One and Toy Soldiers.

Divoff played the lead role in the Midnight Syndicate's Indie horror flick The Dead Matter.

Divoff's television guest appearances include The A-Team, JAG and Highlander: The Series.

Divoff had a recurring role on Lost as Mikhail Bakunin, a Russian member of the Others who lived in the Flame station of the DHARMA Initiative. He appeared in "The Cost of Living", and later in "Enter 77" and "Par Avion". He later appeared, in flashbacks, in "One of Us," and reappeared in the episodes "D.O.C.", "The Man Behind the Curtain", "Through the Looking Glass" and "The Package".

Divoff's latest work was his recurring role as Ivan Sarnoff on CSI: Miami Season 7 (2008–2009). Ivan Sarnoff was a Russian Mobster leader who owned an MMA fighting studio in S07E04 Raging Cannibal. Ivan also ran a horse race betting scam in S07E13 And They're Offed. Then Ivan targets the CSI team in S07E19 Target Specific. In the last episode of the season, Ivan escapes an assassination attempt by the Russian mob in S07E25 Seeing Red.

Personal life

Divoff was married to Russian actress Raissa Danilova.

Partial filmography and stunts

  • Neon Maniacs (as Doc), 1986
  • Mac and Me (as Policeman #2), 1988
  • Breaking Point, 1989
  • The Hunt for Red October (as Foxtrot Weapons Officer), 1990
  • Another 48 Hrs. (as Cherry Ganz), 1990
  • Graveyard Shift (as Danson), 1990
  • Toy Soldiers (as Luis Cali), 1991
  • Back in the U.S.S.R. (as Dimitro), 1992
  • Interceptor (as Capt. Winfield), 1992
  • Running Cool (as Bone), 1993
  • Extreme Justice (as Angel), 1993
  • A Low Down Dirty Shame (as Mendoza), 1994
  • Dangerous Touch (as Johnnie), 1994
  • Oblivion (as Red Eye / Einstein), 1994
  • Hong Kong 97 (as Malcolm Goodchild), 1994
  • The Random Factor (as Jake Anders), 1995
  • The Stranger (as Angel), 1995
  • Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (as Fetterman), 1995
  • Magic Island (as Blackbeard), 1995
  • Deadly Voyage (as Romachenko), 1996
  • Oblivion 2: Backlash (as Jaggar / Einstein), 1996
  • For Which He Stands (as Paulo), 1996
  • Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (as Sterns), 1996
  • Nemesis 4: Death Angel (as Bernardo), 1996
  • Blast (as Omodo), 1997
  • Air Force One (as Boris Bazylev), 1997
  • Touch Me (as Dr. Vachenko), 1997
  • Wishmaster (as The Djinn/Nathaniel Demerest), 1997
  • Killers in the House (as Delaney Breckett), 1998
  • Acapulco H.E.A.T. (as The Raven), 1998
  • Captured (as Robert Breed), 1998
  • Stealth Fighter (as Roberto Menendez), 1999
  • Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (as The Djinn/Nathaniel Demerest), 1999
  • Down 'n Dirty (as Jimmy), 2000
  • Lockdown (as Mexican Gendarme), 2000
  • Faust: Love of the Damned (as M), 2001
  • Blue Hill Avenue (as Detective Tyler), 2001
  • Knight Club (as Krukov), 2003
  • The Librarians (as Marcos), 2003
  • Forbidden Warrior (as Ujis-Aka), 2004
  • Moscow Heat (as Secretary Weston), 2004
  • Dr. Rage (as Dr. Timothy Straun), 2005
  • Sharkskin 6 (as Eddie), 2005
  • American Dreamz (as Chinese Translator), 2006
  • Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (as Jack Whitaker), 2007
  • Treasure Raiders (as Cronin), 2007
  • The Rage (as Dr. Viktor Vasilienko), 2007
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (as Russian Soldier), 2008
  • Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (John Marsden), 2008
  • Magic Man (as Rudolph Treadwell), 2009
  • The Dead Matter (as Vellich), 2010
  • Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-animation (as Gerald Tovar, Jr), 2012
  • Bad Asses (as Leandro Herrera), 2014
  • Video games

  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (as General Nikolai Krukov), 2008 (VG)
  • Lost: Via Domus (as Mikhail Bakunin), 2008 (VG)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (as Lev Kravchenko), 2010 (VG)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (as Lev Kravchenko), 2012 (VG)
  • Television

  • The A-Team (in episodes "Firing Line" and "Dishpan Man"), 1986
  • The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (in episode "Pirates!" as Blackbeard LaCutte), 1993
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (in episode "Deep Cover" as Carlos Darius), 1995
  • Highlander: The Series Episode "A Bad Day in Building A" as Bryan Slade (1992) and "Little Tin God" as Gavriel Larca (1996)
  • Nash Bridges1997, 2001
  • Alias season 4, 2005
  • The Unit season 1, 2006
  • Lost (in the episodes "The Cost of Living", "Enter 77", "Par Avion", "One of Us", "D.O.C.", "The Man Behind the Curtain", "Through the Looking Glass" and "The Package" as Mikhail Bakunin), 2006–2007 and 2010
  • Burn Notice (in episode "Comrades" as Ivan), 2008
  • Leverage (in episode "The Marriage Job" as Sergei), 2008
  • CSI: Miami (in the episodes "Raging Cannibal" and "And They're Offed" as Ivan Sarnoff), 2008–2009
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (in episode "Wildlife" as André Bushido), 2008
  • Criminal Minds in (episode "Bloodline" as Dad), (2009)
  • The Good Guys (in episode "Pilot" as Pedro), 2010
  • Nikita (in episode "Reunion" as Krieg), 2013
  • Colony (in episode "Lost Boy" as Ambassador King), 2017
  • References

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