Yakov Smirnoff, the famous Russian Comedian, has appeared at The White House at the personal request of three American Presidents. You remember Yakov from his many appearances on "The Tonight Show," movie roles alongside Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, dozens of television appearances on shows such as "Night Court" and his hit Broadway Show, "As Long as We Both Shall Laugh."
Yakov Smirnoff In a nutshell
The Performer With the tremendous and diverse
appeal of his nightclub act, Yakov Smirnoff has entertained audiences
everywhere from headliner rooms in Las Vegas to college campuses, concert halls and even
the White House.
The Film Actor Familiar to millions of
moviegoers, Yakov's roles in major motion pictures include "Moscow On the
Hudson," "Brewster's Millions," "Heartburn" and "The Money
The Television Actor No stranger to television,
Yakov has appeared in his own TV series "What A Country," a Showtime special
entitled "Yakov Smirnoff from Moscow... Idaho," and other shows
such as "Major Dad" and "Night Court", where he had a recurring role.
The Producer Wearing another hat,
Yakov Smirnoff also
produced his special for Showtime, as well as ABC's "Fun Facts" for children.
The Columnist Yakov's unique perspective and wry
observations have appeared in newspapers such as the New York Times, The San Francisco
Chronicle and USA Today.
The Author His book, "America On Six Rubles
A Day," has been so successful that it is in its fifth printing with more than a
quarter of a million copies sold.
The Artist Yakov is comfortable
with either a pen or a paintbrush in his hand. He received an art degree at a prestigious
institute in Russia and later taught the subject professionally. Now, it's a favorite
pastime that produces further evidence of the breadth of his creative talent.
The Activist Yakov has been personally involved
in charitable works, lending not only his name but his time to such organizations and
endeavors as the Pediatric Aids Foundation, CARE and the U.S. Airlift of food and medicine
The Family Man Savoring the joys of fatherhood
and family life are as poignant and natural to Yakov as breathing. As he
explains, "I'm an overprotective father. Already, I'm picturing my daughter's first
date. Some guy will show up at our house and wonder why the only furniture is a chair and
The Golfer Enthusiastically, Yakov shoots an 84
on the golf course. Then, he plays the second hole.
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Born: ..in Soviet Union
..in Odessa (now Odessa,
Jan 24, 1951
Based: ..in Missouri / based nMissouri
..in Branson /