Notable for his portrayal of Igor Pavlovich Burov in the FX television series The Americans and for his role as Kandinsky in the ABC series 666 Park Avenue, he is also known for his guest spots as Russian characters on The Good Wife, Law & Order, and several other American television series.
He began his acting career in the late 1990s, appearing in episodes of the CBS dramas Turks and Early Edition.
He provided the voice of Vlad Glebov in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto IV. He appeared in Director Guy Ritchie's comedic espionage film The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in 2015.
He spent his early years in Omsk, Russia (which was then part of the Soviet Union), and later relocated to the United States.
He appeared with Stephen Dorff in the 2013 movie Officer Down.