Dimitri Diatchenko

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Dimitri Diatchenko
Born Dimitri Diatchenko
(1968-04-11) April 11, 1968 (age 47)
San Francisco, California
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, Musician
Years active 1997–present

Dimitri Diatchenko (born April 11,1968) is an American actor and musician.

Life and career[edit]

Diatchenko is a native of San Francisco and a first-generation American; his father is Ukrainian and his mother is of Greek and Swedish descent.[1] Diatchenko began classical guitar lessons at the age of seven. Two years later he gave his first solo classical guitar recital. During and after his studies, Dimitri Diatchenko has won several medals in guitar competitions like the Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition or the World Championships of Performing Arts.[2][3] Furthermore he released four solo guitar CD's.[4]

Dimitri Diatchenko attended Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts and later Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. There he was a scholarship music student, majored in classical guitar and received the Bachelor of Music. After transferring to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Dimitri Diatchenko continued with his acting and music studies in the Masters program.[5] In April 1996, as Dimitri Diatchenko was graduating with his Masters degree from Florida State University -he received the Master of Music from the university-, he was cast in Ridley Scott's 1997 action film G.I. Jane and landed a small role as trainee; following this, Dimitri Diatchenko relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career further. In Los Angeles, he also teaches guitar privately and performs regularly as a soloist and ensemble player.

Dimitri Diatchenko's acting career began in the late 1990s, as he made appearances on several television series during this time. After appearing on the action television series Alias, some of his most well-known roles to date came in 2008, as he appeared in the motion pictures Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Get Smart. For his performance as Ukrainian tour guide Uri in the actual film Chernobyl Diaries, Diatchenko received good critics from some film reviewers.[6][7][8]

In addition to acting, Diatchenko works as voice actor. He lent his voice to a lot of video and computer games. His first work in a video game came in 2005, as he provided additional voices for Medal of Honor: European Assault.


On December 10, 2014, Diatchenko was charged with felony counts of cruelty to an animal with use of a knife and "making criminal threats". Diatchenko, 46 at the time and living in North Hollywood, could face up to 4 years and eight months in prison if convicted. He allegedly killed, then ate, the pet rabbit of his ex-girlfriend, sending her photos of each step of the process and threatening to do the same to her. The incident was allegedly sparked by Diatchenko's ex-girlfriend telling him she no longer wanted to live with him.[9][10][11]

See Statement from Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office http://da.co.la.ca.us/mr/pdf/121014_North_Hollywood_Man_Charged_with_Making_Criminal_Threats.pdf



Year Title Role Notes
1997 G.I. Jane Trainee
1999 The Settlement Uncredited
2006 Love Made Easy Poker Player
The Genius Club Jesse The Mechanic
Miriam Alexi
2007 The Longest Yard Sale Grammy
2008 Remarkable Power Ivan
Get Smart Russian Underling
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Russian Suit
2010 Burning Palms Bob
2012 Chernobyl Diaries Uri
Clubhouse Misha
2013 Company of Heroes Ivan Pozarsky


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Total Security (TV series) Bodyguard
Diagnosis: Murder Thug #1/Carl
1998 Timecop Sergeant
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger Robert Jackson
Pensacola: Wings of Gold Anton Marisovich
2000 V.I.P.
18 Wheels of Justice (TV series) Alexei uncredited
2001 The Wild Thornberrys Elder Beaver Voice
2004 Alias Vilmos
2005 Wanted Darsikska
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Attendant
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Waiter #1
2007 Criminal Minds Lyov Lysowsky
Shark Gavin Lundy
Burn Notice Boris
2008 The Riches Russian #2
My Own Worst Enemy Gold Teeth
Without a Trace Yuri Ovsenko
2009 CSI: Miami Andrei
Family Guy Voice
2010 General Hospital Babak Appearance in 3 episodes, uncredited
2011 Sons of Anarchy Head Russian
2012 How I Met Your Mother Arvydas
Sons of Anarchy The Head Russian
Perception Alexi Topaloff
2013 Bones Dimitri Romanov
2014 2 Broke Girls Yuri

Video and computer games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Medal of Honor: European Assault Additional Voices
Quake 4 Sledge
2006 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault Paramilitary Leader
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 Additional Voice Over Talent
2008 Iron Man Boris Bullski / Titanium Man
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Cmdr. Oleg Vodnik
Call of Duty: World at War The Commissar
Aion: The Tower of Eternity
2009 Resistance: Retribution Cloven Leader/Cloven 2
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising Cmdr. Oleg Vodnik
Wolfenstein Golden Dawn Agent/Wehrmacht Officer/Black Market Agent
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Serbian Soldiers
Rogue Warrior Russian Soldier / SEAL Captain
2010 Iron Man 2 General Valentin Shatalov/Roxxon Soldiers/Additional Voices
Singularity Additional Voices
Crackdown 2
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Sandman
Call of Duty: Black Ops Spetsnaz Operative / Additional Voices
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Serbian Soldier
2012 Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Evgeny Petrakov
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Additional Voices
2013 Tomb Raider (2013 video game) Solarii
The Last of Us Additional Voices
2015 Evolve Markov

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