Andrew Divoff

D.O.B: Jul 02, 1955 |  San Tome, Venezuela

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Andrew Daniel Divoff is a Venezuelan film, television actor and stuntman, best known for playing the evil Djinn in the first two Wishmaster films and the villains Cherry Ganz in Another 48 Hrs., Ernesto Mendoza in A Low Down Dirty Shame, Boris Bazylev in Air Force One, Ivan Sarnoff in CSI: Miami and Mikhail Bakunin in Lost.

Biography

Andrew Daniel Divoff is a Venezuelan film, television actor and stuntman, best known for playing the evil Djinn in the first two Wishmaster films and the villains Cherry Ganz in Another 48 Hrs., Ernesto Mendoza in A Low Down Dirty Shame, Boris Bazylev in Air Force One, Ivan Sarnoff in CSI: Miami and Mikhail Bakunin in Lost. He was born on July 2, 1955 in San Tomé, Venezuela. His father is Russian and his mother is Venezuelan. He lived five years in Vilassar de Mar (Spain), between 1973 and 1977, feeling himself to be Catalan too. He lives in the United States. Divoff can speak eight languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Catalan, Portuguese, Swedish and Russian. He used to speak Romanian but forgot the language when he had no one with whom to speak it. He also acted in The Hunt for Red October, Air Force One and Toy Soldiers. Before fame, He was born in Venezuela and lived in Spain for five years. He typically plays villains, especially the leaders of drug cartels, in his films. Divoff has played many villains in film and on television, usually drug cartel leaders, and is best known for having played the nefarious Djinn in the first two films of the Wishmaster series.