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Elya Baskin

Baskin was born in Riga, the son of Frieda and Zalman Baskin.  He attended Moscow's prestigious Theatre and Variety Arts College and won a Festival of Young Actors Award at the Moscow Comedy Theatre. Baskin immigrated to the United States in 1976.  He has built a considerable career in TV and movies, and is often cast as a Russian, due to his ancestry and accent. He has ultimately become one of the most popular choices whenever a Russian is needed in a TV-episode or a major movie production.  He is also a regular on the long-running Internet program "Outlaw Radio" hosted by Matt Alan, where he makes amusing commentary on contemporary topics, and does comedic interaction with fellow actor Richard Tyson and author Burl Barer, among many others. Description above from the Wikipedia article Elya Baskin, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.    

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Aug 11, 1950 In Riga, Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic, U.S.S.R.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Telegram 1972-05-15
Latest Project:
Pelicula The Hive 2015-09-14
Known For
Poster of Spider-Man 3
Poster of Mentes criminales
Poster of Spider-Man 2
Poster of Austin Powers: Misterioso agente internacional
Pelicula The Hive Yuri Yegorov 2015-09-14
Pelicula Jimmy P. Dr. Jokl 2013-09-11
Series Rizzoli & Isles Dr. Vladmir Papov 2010-07-12
Pelicula Across the line Letvinko 2010-12-28
Pelicula Ángeles y demonios Cardinal Petrov 2009-05-13
Pelicula The Dukes Murph Sinitsky 2007-04-23
Pelicula Spider-Man 3 Mr. Ditkovitch 2007-05-01
Pelicula Amor accidental Uncle Fedya 2006-01-01
Series Héroes Ivan Spector 2006-09-25
Pelicula Wheelmen Vladimir 2005-06-03
Series Mentes criminales Unknown 2005-09-22
Series The Closer Unknown 2005-06-13
Pelicula Spider-Man 2 Mr. Ditkovich 2004-06-25
Series Caso abierto Unknown 2003-09-28
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Series La agencia Unknown 2001-09-27
Pelicula Running Red Strelkin 2000-01-26
Series El hombre invisible Unknown 2000-06-09
Pelicula Runaway Virus Father Vadim 2000-01-29
Pelicula October Sky (Cielo de Octubre) Ike Bykovsky 1999-02-19
Series El ala oeste de la Casa Blanca Unknown 1999-09-22
Series Felicity Unknown 1998-09-29
Series Becker Unknown 1998-11-02
Pelicula Austin Powers: Misterioso agente internacional General Borschevsky 1997-05-02
Pelicula Air Force One (El avión del presidente) Andrei Kolchak 1997-07-25
Pelicula Se ha escrito un crimen: La muerte viaja en tren Boris 1997-11-02
Series Alright Already Unknown 1997-09-07
Pelicula Espía como puedas Professor Ukrinsky 1996-05-24
Series Edición anterior Unknown 1996-09-28
Series Something So Right Unknown 1996-09-17
Series VR.5 Unknown 1995-03-10
Series Ellen Unknown 1994-03-29
Pelicula Un asunto de amor Ship Captain 1994-10-21
Series Walker, Ranger de Texas Unknown 1993-04-21
Pelicula The Pickle Russian Cap Driver 1993-04-30
Series The Larry Sanders Show Unknown 1992-08-15
Series Sisters Unknown 1991-05-11
Series Doctor en Alaska Unknown 1990-07-12
Series Coach Unknown 1989-02-28
Series A través del tiempo Unknown 1989-03-26
Pelicula Profundidad Seis Burciaga 1989-01-13
Pelicula Enemies: A Love Story Yaska Kobik 1989-12-13
Series True Blue 1989-12-03
Series Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Pelicula Calles de oro Klebanov 1986-01-01
Pelicula My Town Slovack 1986-05-25
Pelicula Loca academia de combate Interpreter 1986-11-23
Pelicula El nombre de la rosa Severinus 1986-09-24
Pelicula Embassy Aelx Serov 1985-04-21
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Pelicula Un Ruso en Nueva York Anatoly Cherkasov 1984-06-04
Pelicula 2010: Odisea dos Maxim Brailovsky 1984-12-06
Series Masquerade Unknown 1983-12-15
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Series The San Pedro Beach Bums Unknown 1977-09-19
Pelicula Telegram 1972-05-15