Andrey Batychko

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Andrey Batychko
Andrey Batychko at the Moscow Film Festival 2012 Grand Opening.jpg
Andrey Batychko at the Moscow Film Festival 2012 Grand Opening
Born Andrey Sergeevich Batychko
(1985-08-06) August 6, 1985 (age 29)
Tallinn, Estonian SSR, Soviet Union
Other names Batt
Occupation Actor, Producer, Songwriter, Rapper
Years active 2009 – present

Andrei Sergeevich Batychko (Russian: Андре́й Серге́евич Ба́тычко; born August 6, 1985) is a Russian actor, film producer and rapper.[1] He also known by his stage name Batt.

Andrey began performing in 2009, appearing in several commercials and television roles, and now he has enjoyed success in television, film and music.

Early life[edit]

Andrey Batychko was born on August 6, 1985 in Tallinn, Soviet Union. At the age of three, Andrey's family moved to Moscow, Russia. Even before he started the first grade, Andrey was engaged in painting. In 1992, Andrey attended a High school in Moscow that specialized in English Arts and taught English as the primary language. At the age of nine, he already began acting in local school performances.

At the age of eleven, Batychko started playing basketball for the English High School's team.

While attending school, Andrey became involved in filmmaking and film-production. After graduating from school in 2004, he directed several independent projects and music videos. He also took on musical composition and song writing for several American, Russian, African, and Portuguese artists.[2]

Acting career[edit]

Batychko and NBA player Timofey Mozgov of Denver Nuggets with his wife at the "Resident Evil: Retribution" Moscow Premiere, September 2012.

Andrey's first acting appearance was in NTV Plus channel sports commercial. Later, he starred in several TV shows like "Wedding Ring" on Channel One and "The Capital Of Sin (Success by All Means)", where his co-stars was famous Russian actors Dmity Nagiev and Viktoriya Tolstoganova.

In 2010 Batychko moved to Los Angeles, where he studied acting, filmmaking and film production.[3] Year later, he appeared in a several American TV shows like "Justified" in which he starred opposite of Timothy Olyphant and "The Walking Dead".[4][5] After this Andrey gained worldwide reputation among television viewers.

In 2011 Andrey was one of the main contender for a role of a Russian baseball player Ivan Dochenko in a popular American comedy TV show "Eastbound & Down" on HBO. Unfortunately for Andrey, the role went to American actor Ike Barinholtz.

While appearing on television, Andrey also started segueing into film roles. He filmed in the Japanese independent film "Fighting Spirit", but the movie has not been released yet.

Andrey Batychko also appeared in a major Russian comedy show Comedy Club on TNT (Russian television network). Batychko took part in a show's unit called "Foreplay" (Russian: "Предварительные ласки") in which he starred opposite of comedian stand-up actor Serge "Goreliy" Gorelikov.

Music career[edit]

Batt & Darya Melnikova at the studio in Moscow, recording their duo song.

Single "Love Above the Clouds" (Russian: "Любовь над облаками") was the first musical experience by Andrey Batychko as his hip-hop alter-ego Batt (Means "Bat" on Creole dialect). It was released on January 15, 2013 on iTunes.

The official video for "Love Above the Clouds" was uploaded to YouTube on January 25, 2013. The music video was filmed in Moscow and directed by Igor Ivanov of China Production Studio. The video begins of the radio announcer voice intro.

"Love Above the Clouds" music video is features Russian celebrities and sportsmens as:

One of the best tattoo artist in Russia Master Proff is also make an appearance in the video.



Year Movie Production Character Notes
2013 Fighting Spirit Japan / USA Alexander Independent film
2010-2013 The Walking Dead USA
2011-2013 The Killing Canada / USA Hijacker Uncredited
2010-2013 Justified USA Cop
2008-2011 Wedding Ring Russia Television special (TeleROMAN)
2010 The Capital Of Sin (Success by All Means) Ukraine / Russia Bribes barman
2010 Dirty Work Russia Viktor TV Series
2010 You Ordered Murder Russia TV Series
2009 City of Temptation Russia / Ukraine Kostia



Music Video[edit]

  • 2013 — "Love Above the Clouds" [11]


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