Urgant in Tbilisi
16 April 1978 |
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR
|Alma mater||Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy|
|Years active||Since 1999|
Ivan Andreevich Urgant (Russian: Ива́н Андре́евич У́ргант), (born 16 April 1978) is a Russian television host, presenter, actor, musician and producer. Since 2012 he has hosted Evening Urgant, a late-night talk show.
Ivan Urgant was born in Leningrad in a family of actors Andrey Urgant (son of actors Nina Urgant and Lev Milinder) and Valeriya Kiseleva. He graduated from Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy. In light of his grandfather's heritage, he considers himself to be a Russian Jew.
From 2016 he is a board member and co-owner of the elite real estate agency "W1Evans".
Urgant has hosted various TV shows, including:
- Petersburg Courier (Petersburg - Channel 5, 1999)
- Big Movie (MTV Russia, 2001)
- Cheerful Morning (MTV Russia, 2001–2002)
- Total Show (MTV Russia, 2002)
- Expresso (MTV Russia, 2002–2004)
- People's Artist (Russia-1, 2003–2004)
- Pyramid (Russia-1, 2004)
- Great Premiere (Channel One, 2005)
- Spring with Ivan Urgant (Channel One, 2006)
- Gusto (Channel One; 2006–present)
- Circus With Stars (Channel One, 2007)
- Stenka na stenku (Showdown) (Channel One, 2007–2008)
- The Magic World of Walt Disney (Channel One, 2007–2011)
- Big Difference (Channel One, 2008–2012)
- Circus (Channel One, 2008)
- One-Storied America (Channel One, 2008)
- Prozhektorperiskhilton (Channel One, 2008–2012, 2017 - present)
- Tour de France (Channel One, 2011)
- Evening Urgant (Channel One; 2012 - present)
- Their Italia (Channel One; 2012)
- The German Puzzle (Channel One; 2013)
- England in general and particular (Channel One; 2014)
- Jewish Happiness (Channel One; 2016)
- Podmoskovnie vechera (Channel One; 2016 - present). Producer.
- In search of Don Quixote (Channel One; 2017)
Ivan Urgant plays guitar, piano and drums. In the late 90's he acted under the pseudonym Vnuk (Russian: Внук - Grandson). In 2011 Ivan renewed his own singing career and now is acting under the pseudonym Grisha Urgant.
- 1999 — "Star"
- 2012 — "Estrada"