San Francisco, California
Life and career
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. 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. Furthermore he released four solo guitar CD's.
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. 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.
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.
|2006||Love Made Easy||Poker Player|
|The Genius Club||Jesse The Mechanic|
|2007||The Longest Yard Sale||Grammy|
|Get Smart||Russian Underling|
|Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull||Russian Suit|
|2012||Chernobyl Diaries||Uri||Character name in the credits — Uri. But Yury is a correct writing of this slavic name. Uri is an other given name for males.|
|2013||Company of Heroes||Ivan Pozarsky|
|1997||Total Security (TV series)||Bodyguard|
|Diagnosis: Murder||Thug #1/Carl|
|1999||Walker, Texas Ranger||Robert Jackson|
|Pensacola: Wings of Gold||Anton Marisovich|
|18 Wheels of Justice (TV series)||Alexei||uncredited|
|2001||The Wild Thornberrys||Elder Beaver||Voice|
|2006||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Attendant|
|The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Waiter #1|
|2007||Criminal Minds||Lyov Lysowsky|
|2008||The Riches||Russian #2|
|My Own Worst Enemy||Gold Teeth|
|Without a Trace||Yuri Ovsenko|
|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|
|2014||2 Broke Girls||Yuri|
Video and computer games
|2005||Medal of Honor: European Assault||Additional Voices|
|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|
|Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions||Sandman|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops||Additional Voices|
|2011||Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception||Serbian Soldier|
|2012||Ghost Recon: Future Soldier||Evgeny Petrakov|
Awards and nominations
- 2003: Instrumental and Acting Grand Champion of the World at the World Championships of Performing Arts
- Dimitri Diatchenko started studying martial arts at the age of 7. He has black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Kenpo Karate, and besides, he has studied boxing and arnis. During the early 1990s Dimitri Diatchenko was a national champion heavy weight competitor, winning many medals in full contact fighting, including the US Olympic Festival, the WTF National Championships, The 1991 World Invitational in Miami, Florida.
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- Scheck, Frank (25 May 2012). "Chernobyl Diaries: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "Chernobyl Diaries (2012) - Movie Review". Entertainment Weekly. 2 June 2012.
- "Chernobyl Diaries - Stylish 'Chernobyl Diaries' mostly radiates familiar chills". The Washington Post.
- "DIMITRI DIATCHENKO SIGNS WITH "GENERAL HOSPITAL"". WCOPA.