Dmitry Chepovetsky

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Dmitry Chepovetsky
Born 1970
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Lviv, Ukraine)
Nationality Ukrainian

Dmitry Chepovetsky (born 1970) is a Ukrainian Gemini Award-nominated actor based in Canada, best known for his role of Bob Melnikov in the T.V. series ReGenesis.

Early life and education[edit]

Chepovetsky was born in Lviv, Soviet Union. His family left in 1976 along with waves of other Jewish emigrants bound for Israel. Along the way, his family experienced an eight-month stopover in Italy while awaiting their travel visas. They then decided to change course for Regina, where his uncle lived. Since then, Chepovetsky has been splitting his time between Vancouver and Toronto, where he’s been living for the past eight years, close to his older brother and nieces.


Chepovetsky acted in his first musical at the age of 14 while in high school in Regina, then began acting in local community. Thinking briefly about a different career path, he was accepted to the University of Toronto on a scholarship for its commerce program. But after three weeks he dropped out to work as an elf at Casa Loma and then worked numerous jobs until he got to Ryerson Theatre School. He also trained with David Rotenberg and Carol Rosenfeld, as well as Kate Hale at the Foursight Theatre. Aside from his numerous acting credits, among them stints on critically acclaimed TV shows and feature films such as The X-Files, Lucky Number Slevin and Stargate, Chepovetsky is likely best known for his recurring role on ReGenesis as Bob Melnikov, the show’s lead biochemist and a person with Asperger syndrome. The role has garnered him two Gemini Award nominations for best actor in a dramatic series; once in 2005 and another in 2007. The show has reached 120 countries in over 18 languages.

Personal life[edit]

Chepovetsky enjoys photography, music, movies, theatre and writing.


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Sweet Dreams Ben (made for TV)
1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas Angel
Max Q Kaysat controller (made for TV)
Saving Grace Eton
1999 Fiona
2000 Chain of Fools Dr. Welby
Cinderella: Single Again Dashing Prince
Mission to Mars Technician
2001 Dark Water Spencer
Haven (made for TV)
My Husband’s Double aka The Familiar Stranger Rob Dusak (made for TV)
2002 K-19: The Widowmaker Sergei
The Chosen Family Ewin (short movie)
Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story Fatelov (as Dmitri Chepovetsky) (made for TV)
2003 Spinning Boris Courtyard guard (made for TV)
The Safety of Objects Bartender
2004 The Last Hit Doctor
2006 Lucky Number Slevin Bodyguard No. 2
2006 Man of the Year Eckhart
2007 Dead Silence Richard Walker
2008 The Baby Formula Larry
2009 Driven to Kill Stephan
2013 Separation Geoffrey


Year Show Episode Role Notes
1995 Hawkeye Amnesty British soldier 1 episode
Marshall Little Odessa David Brokerman
The X-Files Død Kalm Lt. Richard Harper
1996 Madison No Sell Out Claude 1 episode
Strange Luck Blinded by the Sun Account manager 1 episode
The X-Files Apocrypha Young Bill Mulder 1 episode
1998 Cold Squad Marcey Bennett Keith Harmon 1 episode
F/X: The Series Evil Eye Sergei
The X-Files Folie a Deux Supervisor 3 episodes
1999 Atomic Train NEST Man #3
The Net Y2K: Total System Failure Cal Hamilton
The Sentinel Murder 101 Rick Feldman
2000 Higher Ground Jeff Wilton 6 episodes
Hollywood Off-Ramp TKO
So Weird Twin Derrick Larch
Stargate SG-1 Small Victories Boris
2001 Blue Murder Dr. Tara Graeme Cudmore
2004 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye The Body Shop Sergei
2004–2008 ReGenesis Bob Melnikov 49 episodes
2005 Stargate SG-1 Full Alert Russian soldier
2008 Murdoch Mysteries Power Nikola Tesla
2010 Psych Death Is in the Air James
Caprica Ghosts in the Machine Transvestite Cabaret Host
Murdoch Mysteries The Tesla Effect Nikola Tesla
2011 The Listener The Brothers Volkov Yuri Volkov
Good Dog Gay Sopranos Sales Clerk
The Kennedys On the Brink of War Kennedy's Translator
CHAOS Eaten by Wolves Albert Boskiv
Alphas A Short Time in Paradise Gil
Supernatural The Mentalists Nikolai Lishin


Year Show Role Theater Notes
1995 FETCH! Men's Fest '95; Arts Club Revue '96, Liesl Lafferty (Co-Writer, One Man Show)
1996 Orphan Muses Brother Luc Firehall Theatre, Burnaby; Touchstone Theatre
Basically Good Kids Carousel Theatre, Vancouver
1997 (Compared to This) Hell Will Be Sweet Factory Theatre, Toronto
1999 Bloodline Papa Foursight Theatre, England; Vancouver East Cultural Centre collaborated as writer/lead performer/producer)
El Salvador Skee Vancouver East Cultural Centre
2000 As Bees in Honey Drown Kaden Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Western Theatre Conspiracy Procution
Bodyblood Vancouver East Cultural Centre collaborated as writer/creator
The Festivities Kuzma Nikolayevich Heerin Rushin Productions
2001 Unidentified Human Remains… David Vancouver Fringe 2001
2002 Slip Knot Jonathan Factory Theatre, Toronto
The Danish Play, Extra Space Michael Tarragon Theatre, Toronto; Nightwood Theatre Procution
2003 Remnants Joseph Tarragon Theatre, Toronto
Top Gun! The Musical Maverick Factory Theatre, Toronto; NY Musical Theatre Festival; 2002 Fringe
2004 The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret Ivan the Terrible Theatre Asylum, Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto (title role)
2006 The Catering Queen Caterer Tarragon Theatre, Toronto
2007 Blind Submission: Reliving the Exquisite Corpse Chaos Collective, The Theatre Centre, Toronto (created and performed)
Dish Factory Theatre, Toronto
2008 Beyond Mozambique Tomas Factory Theatre, Toronto
Room to Panic The Annex at La MaMa ETC, New York

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Type Production Theatre/Producer
1996 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Best Production Orphan Muses Touchstone Theatre
Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Ensemble Cast Basically Good Kids Green Thumb Theatre
1999 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Nomination Outstanding Original Play Bloodline Kitchen Sink Kollective
2004 Dora Mavor Moore Award Best Production Remnants Tarragon Theatre
Dora Mavor Moore Award Nomination Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role Musical Top Gun! The Musical Nightwood Theatre
Canadian Comedy Award Nomination Pretty Funny Comedic Play Top Gun! The Musical Nightwood Theatre
2005 Gemini Award Nomination Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series ReGenesis Shaftesbury Films
2007 Gemini Award Nomination Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series ReGenesis Shaftesbury Films
2008 Gemini Award Nomination Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series Murdoch Mysteries: Power Shaftesbury Films

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