Andrey Merzlikin

Andrey Merzlikin

Andrey Merzlikin is a popular Russian theater and film actor who became famous after playing the role of Oshparenny in the film “Boomer”. Filmed in such films as “Inhabited Island”, “Brest Fortress”, “Franz + Polina”, “House on the Road”.

Biography of Andrey Merzlikin

Andrey Merzlikin was born on March 24, 1973 in the Moscow region, in the city of Korolev. After school he studied radio engineering and did not dream of an acting career. When the crisis hit the country in the dashing 90s, Andrei decided that it was best to get an economic education in order to stand firmly on his feet. While studying to be an economist, he learned from a girl he knew that she was going to enter a theater university, and was surprised a lot: aren’t they born actors?

Andrey Merzlikin

It was then that Andrei decided that he wanted to get an acting education and play. So he entered the acting department of VGIK (workshop of E.A.Kindinov). During his studies, Merzlikin often starred with young directors. So, in 1998 he played the main roles in the short films “Ailoster”, “Final”, as well as the short drama by Ilya Khotinenko “Why do you love me?” together with Alena Babenko. And for his work in the short film “How I spent my summer” (1999) Natalia Pogonicheva Merzlikin received a prize at the VGIK festival.

After graduation, the aspiring actor starred in episodes – Yevgeny Matveev’s “To Love in Russian 3: The Governor”, Eldar Ryazanov’s “Old Nags” (played an adjutant), Ilya Khotinenko’s film “The Face of French Nationality” (policeman). At the same time, the actor worked in the theater under the direction of Armen Dzhigarkhanyan and played, including leading roles (Figaro, Vershinin).

In the film Brest Fortress
In the film Brest Fortress

Filming in the legendary film Boomer

Success and recognition to Andrey Merzlikin came a couple of years later, when the 30-year-old actor appeared in the legendary film by Pyotr Buslov “Boomer” (2003). In this crime saga, Andrei played the role of one of the bandits – Dimon Oshparenny. This film began the ascent of the talented actor to the top of Russian show business. The best roles of Merzlikin were still to come. He starred in many television series (“Penal Battalion”, “A Hero of Our Time”, “Deadly Force”) and films (“Piranha Hunt”, “Inhabited Island”, “Oh, Lucky Man!”).

In 2004, Merzlikin, in a common company, met his future wife, psychologist Anna Osokina. The second meeting took place a year later. In 2006, the 33-year-old actor married his beloved. The Merzlikins have three children (a son and two daughters).

Shot from the film Let's not say goodbye, 2018
Shot from the film Let’s not say goodbye, 2018

Film Roadside House

Andrey is considered to be one of the best dramatic actors in the country. His talent is especially vividly expressed in the film by Anton Sievers “Roadside House” (2010). The hero of Merzlikin is a wealthy businessman, married to an eccentric and wayward girl. With her, he feels like henpecked, but life goes on as usual, and nothing changes until Andrei accidentally knocks down a villager on a country road. Deciding to help him, he finds the victim’s family – an uneducated woman, poor, but incredibly beautiful and harmonious. Unable to control himself, Merzlikin’s hero falls in love with a stranger. While the husband is in a coma, they live like a real happy family in a house on the sidelines. But when the victim of an accident begins to recover, the controversial situation is aggravated.

Merzlikin enjoys acting not only in high-budget films, but also in independent directors. In 2012, he played in the short film “Stories” by Mikhail Segal, where he played the role of a wedding planner – a guru of his business, who invites the couple who turned to him to calculate their future to the smallest detail, including betrayal … The demand for the actor is increasing every year. In 2013, Merzlikin starred in the ambitious project of Andrey Kavun – the TV series “Sherlock Holmes”

With wife and children
Andrei Merzlikin with wife and children
All filmography
  1. 2021 Archipelago
  2. 2021 December
  3. 2019 Tanks (Amediateka)
  4. 2019 The sky is measured in miles
  5. Iliya Muromets 2019
  6. The Secret of the Dragon Seal 2019
  7. The sky is measured in miles (full version) 2019
  8. 2018 Sea buckthorn summer (Amediateka)
  9. 2018 Tanks
  10. Sea buckthorn summer 2018
  11. Last Challenge 2018
  12. We will not say goodbye 2018
  13. EPRON: Treasures of the Lost Ship 2018
  14. Draft 2018
  15. Death track 2017
  16. 2017 Walking in agony
  17. 2017 Private pioneer 3. Hello adult life!
  18. 2016 Yakov. Stalin’s son
  19. 2016 The Baltic Spirit
  20. Doctor on duty (in Ukrainian) 2016
  21. 2015 Green carriage
  22. 2015 Teacher
  23. Happiness is … 2015
  24. Rodina 2015
  25. Norwegian 2015
  26. Battle unit 2015
  27. Rodina (RF) 2015
  28. Angel Heart 2015
  29. Norwegian 2015
  30. 2014 Wolf Sun
  31. 2014 USD
  32. Shaggy trees. Film about the film 2014
  33. The Invisible Men 2014
  34. Talyan 2014
  35. Fort Ross: In Search of Adventure 2014
  36. Shaggy Christmas trees 2014
  37. 2013Once
  38. 2013 Children of Aquarius
  39. Ladoga 2013
  40. Sviridov 2013
  41. Ivan son of Amir 2013
  42. Young woman 2013
  43. New old house 2013
  44. owl cry 2013
  45. Picky Mouse 2013
  46. Peter Leshchenko. All that has gone before… 2013
  47. 2012Daughter of the accordionist
  48. 2012 Dragon Syndrome
  49. Gold 2012
  50. If only if only 2012
  51. From screw 3D 2012
  52. Chkalov 2012
  53. Changes 2012
  54. Stories 2012
  55. Spy 2012
  56. 2011 Burnt by the Sun 2: The Citadel
  57. 4 days in May 2011
  58. 2011 Forgotten
  59. 2010 Fortress
  60. 2010 The only man
  61. Burnt by the Sun 2: Anticipation
  62. House on the sidelines 2010
  63. Brest Fortress 2010
  64. family house 2010
  65. No room for error 2010
  66. 2009 Lost
  67. 2009 Good reason for murder
  68. Oh, lucky! 2009
  69. hot news 2009
  70. Inhabited Island: Skirmish 2009
  71. 2009 Isaev
  72. 2008 Inhabited island
  73. 2008 Inhabited island. Planet Saraksh
  74. Swing 2008
  75. 2007 Russian game
  76. 2007 May
  77. Countdown (2006)
  78. Piranha Hunt 2006
  79. Franz and Pauline 2006
  80. Boomer: The Second Movie 2006
  81. 2006 Countdown
  82. 2006 rush hour
  83. 2005 Zhmurki
  84. 2004 Soldiers. Inside out
  85. Soldiers. New Year’s edition 2004
  86. Antiboomer 2004
  87. Night Vendor 2004
  88. Soldiers. Hello Rota, New Year 2004
  89. Obsession 2004
  90. 2004 Soldiers
  91. 2004 Penalty Battalion
  92. 2003 Station
  93. 2003 Boomer
  94. 2000 Face of French nationality
  95. On a circle
  96. Drunken firm
  97. Son (2014)
  98. Celestial Relatives
  99. Lonely sky
  100. Convoy PQ-17
Tanks 2018
Andrei Merzlikin in the film “Tanks 2018”
Movie Swing 2008
Movie Swing 2008
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