Igor Jijikine

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Igor Jijikine
Born Igor Vitalievich Jijikine
(1965-10-08) 8 October 1965 (age 51)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Citizenship United States and Russia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

Igor Vitalievich Jijikine (Russian: И́горь Вита́льевич Жижи́кин; born 8 October 1965) is a Russian actor working in Los Angeles and Moscow.

Early life and career[edit]

Jijikine was born in Moscow and from 1983 to 1988 he studied drama and acrobatics. He performed on stage with the Moscow State Circus,[1] Donn Arden’s "Jubilee" and Cirque du Soleil's "Mystere" in Las Vegas.

Film career[edit]

Over the recent years, Jijikine has worked with such directors as Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood and J. J. Abrams and has appeared in numerous commercial spots for major brands. In Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Igor plays the role of Colonel Dovchenko (taking over the series' tough guy role held by the late Pat Roach), the ruthless leader of the Soviet commando team searching for the crystal skull. His commercially most successful films have been Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which grossed US$786 million and The Tourist which grossed US$278 million worldwide.[2][3]

Computer games[edit]

Jijikine appeared in the real-time strategy games, Emperor: Battle for Dune, Red Alert 2 and its expansion Yuri's Revenge, by Westwood Studios. In addition to appearing in the games' cutscene sequences, he modeled as a Soviet soldier appearing in the front cover of Red Alert 2.[4]


Igor is an accomplished sportsman and was honored as Master of Sports in the USSR.[5]


Year Film
2002 Alias
2002 Blood Work
2002 Robbery Homicide Division
2003 Klepto
2004 Target
2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2009 Driven to Kill
2009 Burn Notice
2010 Shadows in Paradise
2010 Supreme Champion
2010 The Tourist
2011 True Justice
2011 Chuck
2012 Safe
2012 Political Animals
2013 The Maul
2013 Viy


  1. ^ Igor Jijikine official website. Retrieved 28 December 2013
  2. ^ "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Tourist". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Igor Jijikine
  5. ^ О проекте «В чёрной-чёрной комнате…» (2012 год).

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