Russian actor Andrei Krasko

Russian actor Andrei Krasko

Russian actor Andrei Krasko (August 10, 1957, St. Petersburg, Russia – July 4, 2006, Odessa, Ukraine) was born into a family of well-known Petersburg actor Ivan Krasko and Kira Petrova – school teacher of Russian language and Literature. Andrei Krasko grew with his sister Yulia. Growing up, Andrei showed no special interest in acting. The boy wanted to become a cosmonaut, and a doctor, and a fireman, and a miner, but never an actor. And his dream came true – he became a cosmonaut, and a doctor, and a fireman, and a miner having become an actor. He graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music, and Cinematography (LGITMiK) in St. Petersburg.

Russian actor Andrei Krasko

Biography of Andrei Krasko

In 1979, after graduation from the institute, Andrei left for Siberian city of Tomsk to work in Tomsk Children Theater. At the same time he was invited to act in a film by Dinara Asanova. After shooting with Dinara Asanova, Andrei Krasko succeeded to join the Leningrad theater of Leninsky Komsomol.

In 1982 Andrei was sent to serve to the air defense forces in the Arkhangelsk region. In the army, Krasko dealt with “culture”, and the army affected the creative life of the actor. After the army Andrei Krasko could not find a job. It was just the time when the perestroika started in the country. There was no work for Andrei in theater. The only exception turned out to be the role in a thriller ‘Hounds’. The actor had to earn his living in different ways: he sewed pants and jackets, mixed mortar at a cemetery, sold books, was in charge of a dancing circle attached to a factory, worked as a cabman in a car bought with borrowed money.

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Creative life

A new page in the actor’s creative life was opened by work in Dmitry Svetozarov’s serial ‘Agent of National Security‘. The part of Andrei Krasnov, thanks to the actor’s talent and charm, brought him a great fame. His face was recognizable, he got lots of offers from directors. He acted in films by Rogozhkin, Meskhiev, Balabanov, Bodrov Jr., Loungine, Khotinenko, Litvinova, Bondarchuk. Andrei Krasko has enjoyed a lot of shooting engagements and often had to combine work in several projects at once. In the filmography list of the actor – about 90 roles.

Andrei’s first wife was his same-year student, Natalya Akimova. They got married still studying at the institute and parted rather soon. In early 80s, Krasko married again, this time a Polish actress, Miriam Aleksandrowicz, who studied in Russia. She bore to Andrei a son, who was named Ivan after the grandfather. Though the marriage existed legally for many years, the spouses did not practically live as a couple. Mother and son left for Poland, while the happy father remained in homeland.

Russian actor Andrei Krasko

Personal life

Besides two formal wives, in Andrei’s life were a few other women. On May 17, 1998, one of them, Margarita, bore the second son for him. Andrei Kraskowas named Kirill after Andrei’s mother, Kira. Neither he lost touch with his older son and met him regularly enough if not too often. Jan Andrzej followed his grandfather’s and father’s steps: in Poland he played a leading role in a popular youth serial.

Side by side with him for the last two years has been Svetlana Kuznetsova. On July 4, 2006, Andrei Krasko died of heart failure on location of a new film “Liquidation” near Odessa. He was about 49 years old. The burial service was held in the Church on Konyushennaya, a sacred place for the Russian culture, on July 7. Andrei Krasko was buried in Komarovo, not far from Russian poetess Anna Akhmatova.

Russian actor Andrei Krasko

Andrei Krasko ‘s filmography:
  1. Group “Zeta” (TV, 2007) – Colonel Gordienko
  2. Liquidation (TV, 2007) – Fima Poluzhid (scenes deleted)
  3. Private Order (TV series 2007) – Colonel Marusev
  4. One love in a million (2007) – Suvorovtsev
  5. Love Carrots (2007) – Felix Korogodskii
  6. Turkish Gambit (mini-series, 2006) – Unter Officer
  7. Who comes in the winter night (2006) – trolleybus driver
  8. Enchanted Land (TV series 2006) – Savitchev
  9. CU (mini-series, 2006) – Colonel Chernov
  10. The Storm Gate (mini-series, 2006) – General Galkin
  11. I stay (2006) – Dr. Tyrsa
  12. Piter FM (2006) – a man in his underpants
  13. Bastards (2006) – Uncle Pasha
  14. On White Boat (TV, 2005) – San Sanych
  15. Kingdom curves (TV, 2005) – Alexander Winds
  16. Doctor Zhivago (TV, 2005) – Markel
  17. The Insider (mini-series, 2005) – Keyboardist
  18. Hunting for red deer (TV series 2005 – …) – Vadim Skorosko Ignatievich, chief engineer AMK
  19. Yesenin (TV, 2005) – Stalin
  20. Fall of an Empire (mini-series, 2005) – Strel’nikov
  21. Brezhnev (TV, 2005) – Barber
  22. Lost the sun (mini-series, 2005) – Ledogorov
  23. 9 rota (2005) – Regiment commander in Afghanistan
  24. Zhmurki (2005) – a neighbor, irritated by loud music
  25. The Turkish Gambit (2005) – Petty Officer
  26. Narrow Bridge (TV, 2004) – Sasha Migal
  27. Bitch, or Strange Love (TV 2004) – Moorush
  28. Dasha Vasileva 3. Lover of private investigation: Unclassified materials (TV, 2004) – Yefim
  29. 5 National Security Agent (TV series 2004) – Andrey Krasnov
  30. The Princess and the Pauper (mini-series, 2004) – Igor Golomazov
  31. Obstinate Target (mini-series, 2004) – Kolka
  32. Obsession (mini-series, 2004) – Basil
  33. Saboteur (mini-series, 2004) – Lukashin
  34. Night Seller (2004) – detective
  35. 72 meters (2004) – Gennady Yanychar
  36. Goddess: How I Fell in Love (2004) – Doctor Paul
  37. Sapiens (2004) – Short
  38. Destiny Lines (TV series 2003) – Azerbaijani Alik
  39. Spirit of the Earth (TV series 2003)
  40. National Security Agent (TV series 2003) – Andrey Krasnov
  41. Plot (mini-series, 2003) – Savitchev
  42. Bedroom Key (2003) – soldiers
  43. Carousels Head (TV series 2002)
  44. Money (TV series 2002)
  45. Red Gate Rashomon (2002) – voice; Short
  46. ​​Cents (2002) – the narrator, one of the owner of “penny”
  47. Tycoon (2002) – Shmakov
  48. Agency (TV, 2001) – a former prisoner, a new agency employee
  49. National Security Agent (TV series 2001) – Andrey Krasnov
  50. Sisters (2001) – Uncle Misha
  51. Peculiarities of the National Hunt in the winter (2001) – the second border guard
  52. Insult (2000) – Short
  53. National Security Agent 2 (TV 2000) – Andrey Krasnov
  54. Deadly Force (TV series, 2000 – 2005) – painter-sculptor wood nicknamed Gluck
  55. Gangster Petersburg: Baron (mini-series, 2000) – pianist Jora
  56. National Security Agent (TV series 1999) – Andrey Krasnov
  57. Boldin Autumn (1999) – Cicin; Short
  58. Small Water (1998) – Guest
  59. Peculiarities of National Fishing (1998) – Witek
  60. Blockpost (1998)
  61. Schizophrenia (1997) – Warden
  62. Streets of Broken Lights (TV series 1997 – 2012) – Gazonsky Gennady V. Bison
  63. The American (1997) – neighbor
  64. Brother (1997), Top250: 123 – landlord
  65. Operation “Happy New Year” (TV, 1996) – Andrew I. Epstein
  66. Arrival of a Train (1995) – the operator
  67. The young man from the deep sea (1994)
  68. Russian transit (mini-series, 1994)
  69. Russian Symphony (1994) – the guy in Cossack uniforms
  70. Sensation (1993)
  71. White Horse (TV series 1993)
  72. Afghan Breakdown (1991)
  73. The Man with landfill (mini-series, 1991)
  74. Loch – Water Winner (1991)
  75. The City (1990) – attendant
  76. The Dogs (1989)
  77. Fountain (1989)
  78. Don Cesar de Bazan (TV, 1989) – Pablo
  79. Flying Birds (1988)
  80. Without uniform (1988) – first waiting at the station
  81. Ghost from Oylenberg (TV, 1987) – Mercenary
  82. Breakthrough (1986) – twin brothers Kostromins
  83. Useless (TV, 1982) – the guy from the company
  84. Where did Fomenko disappear? (TV, 1981) – a young engineer
  85. Storm Warning (1981)
  86. Personal date (1979) – the driver; Short