Yevgeni Lazarev, Russian-American actor, Died at 79


Yevgeni Nikolayevich Lazarev was born on March 31, 1937,in Minsk and died on November 18, 2016.

He was also credited as Eugene Lazarev.

He was a Russian-born American actor.

Yevgeni Lazarev graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School-Studio and played in the Riga Russian Drama Theatre and Mayakovsky Theatre.

During the 1990s, Lazarev emigrated to the US, and later appeared in a number of Hollywood films, including The Saint, The Sum of All Fears, Lord of War, and Iron Man 2 (as Anton Vanko), as well as in TV series such as The West Wing (Episode: The Lame Duck Congress), Alias, and 24.

Yevgeni Lazarev was a professor at the Moscow Art Theatre Studio School and the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, and was awarded the title of People’s Artist of Russia.

As of 2003, Yevgeni has been teaching at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting of Los Angeles and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Yevgeni Lazarev passed away at 79 years old.