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|Birthdate:||March 31, 1937|
|Birthplace:||Minsk, USSR [now Belarus]|
Biography and career Edit
Eugene Lazarev was born as Yevgeni Nikolayevich Lazarev in the city of Minsk, in the former Soviet Union (now Belarus). He graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School-Studio. Lazarev was later a professor there. He also played in the Riga Russian Drama Theatre and Mayakovsky Theatre.
Since the 50's, Lazarev had a prolific career as an actor in his native country. He was awarded the title of National Artist of Russia. However, in the 1990's he decided to move to the United States to act in Hollywood. He has appeared in films like The Saint (with Rade Šerbedžija and Tommy Flanagan), The Sum of All Fears (with James Cromwell), Lord of War, and Iron Man (with Kate Mara).
Lazarev has also appeared in TV shows like The West Wing (with Devika Parikh), The Beast (with Hrach Titizian and Michael Reilly Burke), Alias, The Agency (with Gil Bellows and Will Patton), ER (with Paul McCrane), Carnivale (with Patrick Bauchau), and The Unit (with Dennis Haysbert, Max Martini, Michael Irby, and Navid Negahban).
Aside of his career as an actor, Lazarev has continued working as a professor. He has taught at the Stanislavsky Summer School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as the School of Cinematic Arts in USC, the USC School of Cinema and Television.
24 credits Edit
Selected filmography Edit
- Iron Man 2 (2010)
- Lord of War (2005)
- Turetskiy gambit (2005)
- The Sum of All Fears (2002)
- The Nine (2006)
- The Unit (2006)
- Pearl Diver (2004)
- Reno 911! (2004)
- 24 (2002)
- Alias (2001)