Andrew Divoff

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Andrew Daniel Divoff (Russian: Андрей Дивов, The correct English transcription Divov )(born July 2, 1955) is a Venezuelan film and television actor, best known for playing the evil Djinn in the two first Wishmaster films and the villains Cherry Ganz in Another 48 Hrs., Boris Bazylev in Air Force One, Ivan Sarnoff in CSI: Miami and Mikhail Bakunin in Lost. Divoff was born in San Tome, 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 as Catalan too. He currently lives in the United States. Divoff can speak eight languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Catalan, Portuguese, and Russian. He used to speak Romanian but forgot the language when he had no one with whom to speak it. 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. His other films include Another 48 Hrs., The Hunt for Red October, Air Force One and Toy Soldiers. Divoff's television guest appearances include The A-Team, JAG and Highlander: The Series.
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