June 19, 1953
Los Angeles, California, United States
Actor, comedian, restaurateur
1991 – present
Spouse(s) Ellen Davitian (1977–present)
Kenneth "Ken" Davitian (born June 19, 1953) is an Armenian-American character actor, who is best known for his role as Borat's producer (Azamat Bagatov) in the 2006 comedy film . Borat [1 ]
Early life and education [ edit ]
Kenneth Davitian was born on June 19, 1953 in an
Armenian-American family in East Los Angeles. His father, a Soviet soldier during [2 ] World War II, was captured by the Nazis. He was placed at a camp in Armenische Legion Stuttgart. After the end of the war, he emigrated to the United States through the efforts of George Mardikian. Davitian worked in his father's waste management company. [3 ] He graduated from [4 ] Whittier College. [5 ]
His teenage idol was
Burt Reynolds, who greatly influenced his choice of becoming an actor. [6 ]
Restaurant ventures [ edit ]
Davitian founded a restaurant in 2003 called The Dip, which was located in Los Angeles.
His son Robert runs his baseball-themed hot dog restaurant The Infield in Sherman Oaks, which boasts a hot dog, conceived by [7 ] Charlie Sheen, called the "Charlie Sheen Dog with Tiger Blood".
Filmography [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Dargis, Manohla (2006-11-03). "Borat". . The New York Times
^ Abcarian, Robin (February 25, 2007). "Less recognizable with clothes". Los Angeles Times.
^ "Ken Davitian Interview" (in Armenian). Shant TV. 5 July 2012.
^ Abrams, Tamar (29 November 2011). "Borat Catapulted Him to Fame, but Ken Davitian Is Not Azamat". . The Huffington Post
^ "America's Best Colleges #253 Whittier College". . 8 May 2009. Forbes Notable Alumni Ken Davitian, actor, Borat
^ Abrams, Tamar (November 29, 2011). "Borat Catapulted Him to Fame, but Ken Davitian Is Not Azamat". The Huffington Post . Retrieved . July 10, 2012
^ Abcarian, Robin (January 7, 2011). "Ken Davitian is enjoying, very much, his Hollywood high five". The San Francisco Chronicle.
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