Pasha D. Lychnikoff

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Pasha D. Lychnikoff
Born Pavel Dmitrievich Lychnikov
(1967-02-16) February 16, 1967 (age 50)
Moscow, USSR
Other names Pavel Lychnikoff, Pasha Lychnikoff
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present

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

Life and work[edit]

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
1992 Yad skorpiona
1997 Crash Dive Newton (video)
Air Force One Prison Guard #1
Playing God Andrei
1998 Bad Cop, Bad Cop (made for television)
Skip Chasers
2000 Bob, Verushka & the Pursuit of Happiness Illya
2003 The Flannerys (made for television)
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Andrei / Load Boxer Uncredited
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 Reservations Tomas
Cloverfield Russian Man on Street
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Roosevelt (Russian Soldier)
Mia and the Migoo Staravitch English version, Voice
2009 The Perfect Sleep Vassily
Star Trek Romulan Commander
2010 The Odds (made for television)
Grace Bedell David Mann (short)
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
2015 Rodina Kosmos
2016 Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich Major Aleksandr Kulkov
2018 Siberia Boris Volkov


Year Title Role Notes
1996 NYPD Blue Dimitri Episode: "Burnin' Love"
1997 Dark Skies Josef Episode: "White Rabbit"
Michael Hayes Dubov Episode: "Death and Taxes"
C-16: FBI Cyril Episode: "Russian Winter"
1998 Brooklyn South Dimitri Gort Episode: "Fools Russian"
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Episode: "A Touch of Evil"
1999 Nash Bridges Vladimir Yodka Episode: "Power Play"
2000 NYPD Blue John Shenkov Episode: "Everybody Plays the Mule"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Monk Episode: "No Place Like Home"
2001 Big Apple Mitya 6 episodes
2002 The Agency Russian Mob Boss Episode: "The Understudy"
Alias Zoran Sokolov Episode: "Passage: Part 1"
Without a Trace Prisoner 2 episodes
2003 CSI: Miami Victor Ratsch Episode: "Evidence of Things Unseen"
She Spies Bar Manager Episode: "Crossed Out"
Threat Matrix Konstantin Noskeno Episode: "Cold Cash"
10-8: Officers on Duty Raymond Castoff Episode: "Lucy in the Sky"
2005–2006 Deadwood Blazanov 16 episodes
2006 The Shield Mikula Popovich Episode: "Trophy"
2007 CSI: NY Yuri Sokov Episode: "Past Imperfect"
2008 Chuck Viktor Federov Episode: "Chuck vs. The Undercover Lover"
My Own Worst Enemy Nikolai Yelnikov Episode: "The Night Train to Moscow"
2009 Leverage Head Goon Episode: "The Ice Man Job"
Lie to me Jones Episode: "Grievous Bodily Harm"
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mr. Brooks / Anton Petrov Episode: "Ace"
The Defenders Mr. Nicolec (Jewelry Store Owner) Episode: "Las Vegas v. Reid"
Undercovers Warner Kaminsky 2 episodes
2011 The Cape Russian Commander Episode: "Kozmo"
CHAOS Alexei Dratchev Episode: "Love and Rockets"
2012 Bent Vlad 6 episodes
The Big Bang Theory Dimitri Rezinov 5 episodes
Eagleheart Holst Episode: "Exit Wound the Gift Shop"
2013 New Girl Buyer 1 Episode: "A Father's Love"
NCIS: Los Angeles Michael Zirov Episode: "Descent"
Childrens Hospital Bad Guy #1 Episode: "Blaken"
2014 Gang Related Slotko Yegenev 2 episodes
The Blacklist Berlin's Assistant Episode: "Monarch Douglas Bank (No. 112)"
2015 Allegiance Vaso Matiashvilli 2 episodes
2016 Ray Donovan Ivan Belikov 2 episodes
2016 Shameless Yvon 5 episodes

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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