Jiří Macháček

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Jiří Macháček
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Born (1966-07-06)6 July 1966
Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Nationality Czech
Occupation actor, singer
Years active 1994-present
Partner(s) Kristina Dufková

Jiří Macháček (6 July 1966, Litoměřice) is a Czech actor and singer.[1]


Macháček graduated from high school in Prague before attending Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory, the Law Faculty at Charles University in Prague, and the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts.


Macháček performed with several Czech theaters including the Theatre on the Balustrade (Divadlo Na zábradlí), Divadlo Sklep, and Divadlo Na Jezerce. His first major film role, in Saša Gedeon's comedy Return of the Idiot (1999), was followed by a prominent role in David Ondricek's Samotáři (Loners) in 2000, for which he won the Czech Lion for Best Supporting Actor. In 2004, he was again nominated for a Czech Lion for best actor in Jan Hřebejk's 2004 comedy Up and Down.

Singer and lyricist[edit]

As well as acting, Macháček sings and writes songs for his band MIG 21, which has released four albums.



  1. ^ "Jiří Macháček". Český rozhlas. 22 September 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 

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