Yakov Smirnoff

Yakov Smirnoff

Real Name: Yakov Smirnoff
Category: Show Biz
Submitted by: Bob Sacamano
Posted Date: 2009-07-13
Last Modified: 2020-01-14

Yakov Smirnoff is an expat from the Soviet Union when it was still “the Evil Empire”, he was a novelty act/comedian in the mid to late 80’s, guest starring in movies such as Moscow on the Hudson, Brewsters Millions, The Money Pit and made numerous television appearences, Night Court, Major Dad, Scarecrow and Mrs. King.

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He moved to Branson, Missouri in 1992 and opened his own 1,400 seat dinner theatre. He has authored a book America On Six Rubles A Day and is also holds an art degree (from a Russian institution, name unknown -ed) and his work was featured at an art expo in New York City in early 2001 and a mural of his was displayed at Ground Zero in New York after 9/11.

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Yakov Smirnoff