BirthdayJanuary 24, 1951
Birthplace Ukraine
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  1. About

    Russian dialect comic who was a popular performing act in the 1980s. He used his comic persona of a naive immigrant from the Soviet Union to both mock life under Communism and satirize American consumerism.
    He is a professor at Missouri State University, teaching The Business of Laughter.
    He emigrated to America from the USSR; Sophie Tucker was another Ukraine-born comedienne.

  2. Before fame

    While living in Ukraine, he was employed as an art teacher in Odessa. When he and his parents moved to New York City in 1977 he worked as a busboy and bartender at Grossingers Hotel in the Catskill Mountains.

  3. Related to

    He had two children with his wife Linda before they divorced in 1999. He became an American citizen in 1986.

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff born on 24 01 1951 in . Until now, Yakov Smirnoff's age is 67 year old and have Aquarius constellation. Count down 365 days will come next birthday of Yakov Smirnoff !