Yakov Smirnoff
Yakov Smirnoff
Celebrated Name: Yakov Smirnoff
Real Name/Full Name: Yakov Naumovich Pokhis
Gender: Male
Age: 73 years old
Birth Date: 24 January 1951
Birth Place: Odessa, Ukraine
Nationality: Ukrainian, American
Height: 1.81 m
Weight: 80 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Olivia Kosarieva
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Natasha and Alexander)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Yakov Smirnoff Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, writer, and comedian
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $25 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Yakov Smirnoff is a Ukrainian American actor, writer, and comedian. He immigrated to the United States and became an American citizen. In his career, he has acted in many films including The Money Pit, Brewster’s Millions, Heartburn, and Moscow on the Hudson. He is also a painter and has showcased his paintings at many events.

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Early Life & Biography

Yakov Naumovich Pokhis was born on January 24, 1951, in Odessa, Ukraine (former Soviet Union). He is the son of Klara and Naum Pokhis. In 1977, he arrived in New York City along with his parents. In 2006, he went on to receive his master’s degree from the Penn College of Liberal and Professional Studies. He has received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Smirnoff has also earned his doctorate in 2019 from Pepperdine University.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 24 January 1951, Yakov Smirnoff is 73 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 1.81 m tall, and weight is 80 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

In 1989, Yakov Smirnoff got married to Limnda Dreeszen. He has two children named Natasha and Alexander. The couple divorced in 2001. In 2009, he got married for the second time to Olivia Kosarieva.


Back in Ukraine, Yakov Smirnoff used to work as an art teacher at Odessa Pedagogical University. He was also a comedian and used to entertain occasionally on ships. While arriving in the United States, he used to work as a bartender and as a busboy. In the late 1970s, he started performing stand-up comedy. In doing so, he went on to adopt the last name “Smirnoff”. In the 1980s, he moved to Los Angeles and he has frequently appeared at The Comedy Store.

In 1984, he made his film debut by appearing as Lev in Moscow on the Hudson. That same year he was seen in the film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. In 1985, Smirnoff went on to appear in the comedy film Brewster’s Millions.

He then went on to act in The Money Pit in 1986 as Shatov. That same year, he acted in the comedy-drama movie called Heartburn. Smirnoff has also been a part of the TV series What a Country! from 1986 to 1987. His last film role was Up Your Alley in 1989. The actor has also been credited in the TV series Night Court in 1990.

Apart from this, he was also the host of a party that featured President Ronald Regan in 1987. Later he became the featured entertainer at the White House correspondent’s dinner. He has been performing in his own theatre since 1993 and has entertained above 5 million people. Smirnoff has also appeared in many TV shows including The Simpsons and King of the Hill.

In 2003, he was seen in broadway called As Long as We Both Shall Laugh. He has also been a teacher at Missouri State University and Drury University. In 2016, he became the producer and starred in Happily Ever Laughter, which is the PBS comedy special. As a painter, he has frequently featured the Statue of Liberty. He has even served as the writer for AARP Magazine.

Awards & Achievements

Despite being active in the entertainment industry for many years, Yakov Smirnoff has not won an award in his career. However, one of his biggest career achievements is to be a successful comedian and actor.

Net Worth & Salary of Yakov Smirnoff in 2024

Yakov Smirnoff Net Worth
Yakov Smirnoff Net Worth

As of April 2024, The net worth of Yakov Smirnoff is around $25 million. With a career spanning over decades, Yacob Smirnoff has been able to make this net worth. In his career, he has been a part of many films and TV shows. Most of his wealth comes as a comedian. He has his own 2000-seat theatre where he had been performing for almost three decades.

Yakov Smirnoff has never failed to impress us with his brilliant comedy style. He continues to be active in his profession and has even been a part of many important events. We can definitely expect him to do much more in the coming days. Smirnoff is highly talented and has fans from across the world.


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