Dimitri Diatchenko

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Dimitri Diatchenko
Born (1968-04-11) April 11, 1968 (age 50)
San Francisco, California
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, Musician
Years active 1997–present
Website www.dimitrid.com

Dimitri Diatchenko (born April 11, 1968) is an American actor and musician.

Life and career[edit]

Diatchenko is a native of San Francisco and a first-generation American; his father is Ukrainian and his mother is of Greek and Swedish descent.[1] Diatchenko began classical guitar lessons at the age of seven. Two years later he gave his first solo classical guitar recital. During and after his studies, Dimitri Diatchenko has won several medals in guitar competitions like the Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition or the World Championships of Performing Arts.[2][3] Furthermore, he released four solo guitar CD's.[4]

Dimitri Diatchenko attended Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts and later Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. There he was a scholarship music student, majored in classical guitar and received the Bachelor of Music. After transferring to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Dimitri Diatchenko continued with his acting and music studies in the Masters program.[5] In April 1996, as Dimitri Diatchenko was graduating with his master's degree from Florida State University -he received the Master of Music from the university-, he was cast in Ridley Scott's 1997 action film G.I. Jane and landed a small role as trainee; following this, Dimitri Diatchenko relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career further. In Los Angeles, he also teaches guitar privately and performs regularly as a soloist and ensemble player.

Dimitri Diatchenko's acting career began in the late 1990s, as he made appearances on several television series during this time. After appearing on the action television series Alias, some of his most well-known roles to date came in 2008, as he appeared in the motion pictures Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Get Smart. For his performance as Ukrainian tour guide Yuri in the actual film Chernobyl Diaries, Diatchenko received good reviews from some film critics.[6][7][8]

In addition to acting, Diatchenko works as voice actor. He lent his voice to a lot of video and computer games. His first work in a video game came in 2005, as he provided additional voices for Medal of Honor: European Assault.


On December 10, 2014, Diatchenko was charged with felony counts of cruelty to an animal with use of a knife and "making criminal threats". Diatchenko, 46 at the time and living in North Hollywood, could face up to 4 years and eight months in prison if convicted. He allegedly killed, then ate, the pet rabbit of his ex-girlfriend, sending her photos of each step of the process and threatening to do the same to her. The incident was allegedly sparked by Diatchenko's ex-girlfriend telling him she no longer wanted to live with him.[9][10][11]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Goiterboy Richter Short film
G.I. Jane Trainee
1999 The Settlement Uncredited
2001 Norman J. Lloyd Norman J. Lloyd Short film
2006 Love Made Easy Poker Player
The Genius Club Jesse The Mechanic
Miriam Alexi
2007 The Longest Yard Sale Grammy
2008 Remarkable Power Ivan
Get Smart Russian Underling
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Russian Suit 1
2010 Burning Palms Bob
2012 Chernobyl Diaries Yuri
2013 Company of Heroes Ivan Puzharski Direct-to-video
Clubhouse Misha
2016 They're Watching Vladimir Filat


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Total Security Bodyguard Episode: "Pilot"
Diagnosis: Murder Thug #1/Carl Episode: "A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste"
1998 Timecop Sergeant Episode: "D.O.A."
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger Robert Jackson Episode: "Power Angels"
Pensacola: Wings of Gold Anton Marisovich Episode: "True Stories"
2000 V.I.P. Episode: "Val Point Blank"
18 Wheels of Justice Alexei Episode: "Smuggler's Blues", Uncredited
2001 The Wild Thornberrys Elder Beaver (voice) Episode: "All Work and No Play"
18 Wheels of Justice Sergei Zukaross Episode: "Hot Cars, Fast Women"
2004 Alias Vilmos Episode: "The Frame"
2005 Wanted Darsikska Episode: "The Wild Bunch"
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Waiter Episode: "Odd Couples"
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Attendant 1 Episode: "No So Suite 16"
2007 Criminal Minds Lyov Lysowsky Episode: "Honor Among Thieves"
Shark Gavin Lundy Episode: "Fall from Grace"
Burn Notice Boris Episode: "Pilot"
2008 The Riches Russian #2 Episode: "The Lying King"
My Own Worst Enemy Gold Teeth Episode: "Breakdown"
Without a Trace Yuri Ovsenko Episode: "Push Comes to Shove"
2009 CSI: Miami Andrei Episode: "Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing"
Family Guy (voice) Episode: "Spies Reminiscent of Us"
2010 General Hospital Babak 3 episodes, Uncredited
2011 Sons of Anarchy Head Russian 2 episodes
2012 How I Met Your Mother Arvydas Episode: "46 Minutes"
Perception Alexi Topaloff Episode: "Faces"
2013 Project: SERA Zakir Episode: "Immunity"
2014 Bones Dimitri Romanov Episode: "The Master in the Slop"
2 Broke Girls Yuri Episode: "And the Kilt Trip"
2016 Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Green Beret Episode: "Gortimer vs. White Hat"
Murder in the First Janko Kolar Episode: "Rise of the Phoenix"
2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vulko, Lone Knight, Lead Knight (voices) 2 episodes

Video and computer games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Medal of Honor: European Assault Additional Voices
Quake 4 Sledge
2006 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 Additional Voice Over Talent
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault Paramilitary Leader
2008 Iron Man Boris Bullski / Titanium Man / Russian Soldiers
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Cmdr. Oleg Vodnik
Call of Duty: World at War The Commissar
Aion: The Tower of Eternity
2009 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising Cmdr. Oleg Vodnik
Resistance: Retribution Cloven Leader/Cloven 2
Wolfenstein Golden Dawn Agent/Wehrmacht Officer/Black Market Agent
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Serbian Soldiers
Rogue Warrior Russian Soldier / SEAL Captain
2010 Iron Man 2 General Valentin Shatalov/Roxxon Soldiers/Additional Voices
Singularity Additional Voices
Crackdown 2
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Sandman
Call of Duty: Black Ops Spetsnaz Operative / Additional Voices
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Serbian Soldier
2012 Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Evgeny Petrakov
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Additional Voices
2013 Tomb Raider Solarii
Metro: Last Light Secretary General Moskvin
The Last of Us Additional Voices
2015 Evolve Markov
Battlefield Hardline Additional Voices
Fallout 4 Vadim Bobrov
Rise of the Tomb Raider Additional Voices
2016 XCOM 2 Soldier

Awards and nominations[edit]


  • 2003: Instrumental and Acting Grand Champion of the World at the World Championships of Performing Arts[12]



  1. ^ http://www.go386.com/movies/2012/05/the-ukrainian-connection.html
  2. ^ "Short biography of Dimitri Diatchenko". Los Angeles Classical Guitars. Archived from the original on 2008-05-09. 
  3. ^ "Biography for Dimitri Diatchenko". IMDb. 
  4. ^ "Dimitri Diatchenko - Music". www.DimitriD.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. 
  5. ^ "Short biography of Dimitri Diatchenko". HXC MUSIC. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Scheck, Frank (25 May 2012). "Chernobyl Diaries: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  7. ^ "Chernobyl Diaries (2012) - Movie Review". Entertainment Weekly. 2 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chernobyl Diaries - Stylish 'Chernobyl Diaries' mostly radiates familiar chills". The Washington Post. 
  9. ^ Seemayer, Zach (11 Dec 2014). "'Sons of Anarchy' Actor Charged With Killing and Eating His Ex-Girlfriend's Pet Rabbit". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "'Sons Of Anarchy' Actor Dimitri Diatchenko Charged With Killing And Eating Ex's Pet Rabbit". Huffington Post. 11 Dec 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "'Sons of Anarchy' actor busted for eating ex's pet rabbit". Page Six. 11 Dec 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "DIMITRI DIATCHENKO SIGNS WITH "GENERAL HOSPITAL"". WCOPA. Archived from the original on 2012-06-26. 

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