Leonid Yakubovich

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Leonid Yakubovich

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Leonid Arkadyevich Yakubovich

(1945-07-31) 31 July 1945 (age 73)
OccupationActor, Television host
Years active1980–present
TitlePeople's Artist of Russia (2002)
AwardsOrder of Friendship[1]

Leonid Arkadyevich Yakubovich PAR[2] (Russian: Леонид Аркадьевич Якубович, born 31 July 1945) is a Russian actor and television host, best known for hosting the game show Pole Chudes (the Russian version of the Wheel of Fortune and celebrity episode The Weakest Link (russian version) literally, Field of Wonders).[3] Yakubovich is one of the most well-known television and internet personalities in Russia.

In his youth, Yakubovich sought a practical profession, and studied metal craftsmanship. After finishing his education, he went to work at ZIL as a heat-gas technician. In college, Yakubovich started performing in the Russian KVN show.

In the 1980s he became a freelance satire writer and actor, and even played in the Russian children's "film-magazine" Yeralash. Even so, Yakubovich was not considered experienced enough for regular work in television until in 1991 he accepted Vladislav Listyev's proposal to host Pole Chudes. Listyev was previously a mentor to Yakubovich, and helped sharpen his acting skills, among others.


  1. ^ http://document.kremlin.ru/doc.asp?ID=030086[permanent dead link] Награждён указом Президента России Владимира Путина 17 октября 2005 года
  2. ^ Почётное звание присвоено указом президента № 678 от 01 июля 2002 года Archived 2012-12-11 at WebCite
  3. ^ "Wheel of Fortune host is 'absolutely normal'". The Russia Journal. 2002-02-15. Archived from the original on 2010-02-08. Retrieved 2010-01-24.

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