Ravil Isyanov Wiki – Ravil Isyanov Biography
Ravil Isyanov, an American actor of Soviet origin who appeared in such films as Challenge, K-19: The Widowry Transformers: Dark of the Moon and on numerous television series, most recently playing Kirkin on CBS NCIS: Los Angeles, died on September 29 at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 59 years old.
Isyanov was born in Voskresensk, Russia (then part of the USSR) on August 20, 1962. Drawn to the performing arts from a young age, he enrolled at the Perm Institute of Culture to study directing after graduating from high school in 1980. His studies were interrupted in 1982 when he left to complete a two-year compulsory military service in the Soviet Air Force and was posted to the Russian Far East. He then worked at the Khabarovsk Theater for two seasons, after his caricatures of theater actors caught the attention of their director, before entering the highly competitive acting program at the famous Moscow Art Theater school in 1986. There he became good friends and often performed comedy skits and improv shows with Andrei Panin, who would become a top-notch Russian actor before tragically dying in 2013. Isyanov taught himself English and also spoke some Spanish, German and French .
After graduating, Isyanov landed a small role in the 1990 American film. The house of Russiastarring Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer, which was filmed in Moscow. He moved to the UK in early 1991 where, over the course of several years, he appeared in various television shows and films, did a stint of Russian plays at Theatr Clwyd and toured with the English Shakespeare Company, both nationally and internationally.
In 1998, Isyanov moved to Los Angeles. He has worked steadily in film and television since then and has a total of 77 credits to his name, often playing characters of Russian descent. The last projects he completed before his death were the next films. blond and 25 cents per minute, which are currently in post-production. Other notable film credits include Defiance, The Good German, K-19: The Widowmaker, Along Came a Spider, The Jackal, The Saint, Hamlet, Golden Eye, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Stalin and Back in the USSR
On television, Isyanov had major recurring roles on CBS ‘ NCIS: Los Angeles as Anatoli Kirkin, FX’s The Americans like Ruslan, TNT’s The last ship like Admiral Konstantin Nikolajewitsch Ruskov and BRIGHTNESS like Gregory. Also appeared in Shooter, Agents of SHIELD, Bones, 24, Prison Break, Burn Notice, The Mentalist, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sniper: Ghost Vampire Slayer, JAG and Alias.
“Work with Ravil isyanov when I was in 24, was one of #JulianSands thugs “, ex 24 Executive producer Jon Cassar wrote on Twitter. “Great actor and even a nicer guy.”
Isyanov leaves his wife Erika; her daughter Gulya, her husband Marios, her granddaughter Cassandra and her grandson Nikita; his sister Dina and his nephew Sergey; his ex-wife Marsha; her stepdaughter Aneta and her husband Jon, and her stepdaughters Mila and Tali, as well as her ‘hairy sons’ Maya and Trezor.