Mostly Credited As: Elya Baskin
Sometimes Credited As: I. Baskin
Birth Name: Elya Zalmanovich Baskin
Date Of Birth: August 11, 1950 (Age 65)
Country Of Birth: Latvia
Birth Place: Riga, USSR [now Latvia]
Latvian born actor Elya Baskin is a graduate of Moscow's prestigious Theatre and Variety Arts College and was already an established award winning stage performer before he decided to immigrate to the United States in 1976. Even though he spoke very little English, Elya made his US film debut in the 1977 Gene Wilder comedy The World's Greatest Lover and continues to establish himself as an adept actor in film and on television to this very day. Movie Credits
He resides in Los Angeles, CA with his family.
Color of the Cross (2006) - Caiphas
The Elder Son (2006) - Uncle Fedya
Say It in Russian (2006) - Victor
The Dukes (2006) - Murph
Confessions of a Pit Fighter (2005) - Nick
Spider-Man 2 (2004) - Mr. Ditkovich
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (2004) - Prof. Stepniak
Wheelmen (2002) - Vladimir
Heartbreakers (2001) - Vladimir, Kremlin Waiter
Thirteen Days (2000) - Anotoly Dobrynin
Running Red (1999) - Strelkin
October Sky (1999) - Ike Bykovsky
Air Force One (1997) .... Andrei Kolchak
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) - General Borschevsky
Forest Warrior (1996) - Buster
Spy Hard (1996) - Professor Ukrinsky
2010 (1984) - Maxim Brajlovsky
Moscow on the Hudson (1984) - Anatoly Cherkasov
... and many more.
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Elya is close friends with actor Ron Perlman.
He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Baskin, a member of the Moscow Comedy Theatre Company, appeared a number of films for Mosfilm before accepting producer Paul Maslansky's offer to immigrate to the U.S..
Elya is an avid cigar aficionado.
He appeared on a radio commercial for Fonseca Cigars with Richard Tyson and Ryan Stiles in 2006.
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