Yevgeni Lazarev, Russian American actor, Died at 79

Yevgeni Nikolayevich Lazarev was born on March 31, 1937, and died on November 18, 2016, he was a Russian-born American actor. He was born in Minsk.

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


In the 1990s, Yevgeni 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 was a professor at the Moscow Art Theatre Studio School and the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, and he was awarded the title of People’s Artist of Russia.

From 2003 to 2016, Yevgeni had been teaching at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting of Los Angeles and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Yevgeni Nikolayevich Lazarev passed away on November 18, 2016, at the age of 79.