Pasha D. Lychnikoff

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Pasha D. Lychnikoff
Born (1967-02-16) February 16, 1967 (age 48)
Moscow, USSR
Other names Pavel Lychnikoff, Pasha Lychnikoff
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996-present

Pasha D. Lychnikoff (Russian: Павел Лычников) (born February 16, 1967), also credited as Pavel Lychnikoff or Pasha Lychnikoff, is a Russian television, voice, film and theatre actor, who lives and works in the United States.

Life and work[edit]

Pasha D. Lychnikoff was born in Moscow, where he later received formal training at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (also known as GITIS from 1934 to 1991).[1]

In the early 1990s Lychnikoff moved to the United States. Since his subsequent move to Los Angeles, he has appeared in many TV-movies and -series and feature films. He is noted for his roles as the telegraph operator Blazanov in HBO's Deadwood series and as Russian mobster Vadim Youchenko in the movie Trade. He also appears as Howard Wolowitz's Russian cosmonaut crewmate Dimitri on the popular TV series The Big Bang Theory.

Lychnikoff has also made several stage appearances in Russia and the U.S. His self-written play The Shelter, which he also directed, was nominated for the Californian Ovation Award in five categories, and Lychnikoff's performance in it received positive reviews from a number of critics.[2]

Filmography (selection)[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Playing God Andrei
Air Force One Prison Guard
2000 Bob, Verushka & the Pursuit of Happiness Illya
2003 The Flannerys (made for television)
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Andrei/Load Boxer
2006 Miami Vice Russian FBI Agent
2007 Trade Vadim Youchenko
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers Boris
Charlie Wilson's War Russian Helicopter Pilot #1
2008 Cloverfield Russian Man on Street
The Perfect Sleep Vassily
Reservations Tomas
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Russian Soldier #2
2009 Star Trek Romulan Commander
2010 The Odds (made for television)
2011 Valley of the Sun K.K.
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Dimitri/Distributor
2012 Chernobyl Diaries Doctor
2013 A Good Day to Die Hard Cabbie
The Advocates (made for television)
2014 Rage Chernov


  • NYPD Blue (two episodes, 1996, 2000) - Burnin' Love as Dimitri, "everybody plays the mule" as john
  • Dark Skies (one episode, 1997) - White Rabbit as Josef
  • Michael Hayes (one episode, 1997) - Death and Taxes as Dubov
  • Brooklyn South (one episode, 1998) - Fools Russian as Dimitri Gort
  • Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (one episode, 1998) - A Touch of Evil
  • Nash Bridges (one episode, 1998) - Power Play as Vladamir Yodka
  • NYPD Blue (one episode, 2000) - Everybody Plays the Mule as John Shenkov
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (one episode, 2000) - No Place Like Home as Monk
  • Big Apple (six Episodes, 2001) - as Mitya
  • The Agency (one episode, 2002) - The Understudy as Russian Mob Boss
  • Alias (one episode, 2002) - Passage (Part 1) as Zoran Sokolov
  • Without a Trace (two episodes, 2002) - Midnight Sun and He Saw, She Saw as Prisoner
  • CSI: Miami (one episode, 2003) - Evidence of Things Unseen as Victor Ratsch
  • She Spies (one episode, 2003) - Crossed Out as Bar Manager
  • Threat Matrix (one episode, 2003) - Cold Cash as Konstantin Noskeno
  • 10-8: Officers on Duty (one episode, 2003) - Lucy in the Sky as Raymond Castoff
  • Deadwood (sixteen episodes, 2005–2006) - as Blazanov
  • The Shield (one episode, 2006) - Trophy as Mikula Popovich
  • CSI: NY (one episode, 2007) - Past Imperfect as Yuri Sokov
  • Chuck (one episode, 2008) - Chuck vs. The Undercover Lover as Victor Federov
  • Leverage (one episode, 2009) - The Ice Man Job as Head Goon
  • Lie to me (one episode, 2009) - Grievous Bodily Harm as Jones
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (one episode, 2010) - Ace as Mr. Brooks / Anton Petrov
  • The Defenders (one episode, 2010) - Las Vegas v. Reid as Mr. Nicolec (Jewelry Store Owner)
  • Undercovers (two episodes, 2010) - A Night to Forget and Crashed as Warner Kaminsky
  • The Cape (one episode, 2011) - Kozmo as Russian Commander
  • CHAOS (one episode, 2011) - Love and Rockets as Alexei Dratchev
  • Bent (six episodes, 2012) as Vlad
  • The Big Bang Theory (five episodes, 2012) as Dimitri Rezinov
  • Eagleheart (one episode, 2012) - Exit Wound the Gift Shop as Holst
  • New Girl (one episode, 2013) - A Father's Love as Buyer 1
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (one episode, 2013) - Descent as Michael Zirov
  • Gang Related (one episode, 2014) - Perros as Slotko Yegenev

Video and computer games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead
Freedom Fighters
2005 Medal of Honor: European Assault Cherryenko/Additional Voices
2006 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault Additional Voice Over Talent
2008 Dark Sector Soldier/Civilian
Tom Clancy's Endwar
2010 Singularity Additional Voices
2012 Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Drulg
2013 Battlefield 4 Dimitri "Dima" Mayakovsky


  1. ^ Biography about Pasha D. Lychnikoff on the official website of Artistdirect
  2. ^ Short-biography of Pasha D. Lychnikoff on his IMDb-profile

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