Gennadi Vengerov

Gennadi Vengerov

Infos zur Person

  • Birth Name: Gennadi Aronovitch Markmann
  • Height: 6' 1½" (1.87 m)


Gennadi Vengerov was born on August 27, 1959 in Vitebsk (Belarus). After graduating from the Technical School for Architecture and Construction and a short-term employment as a construction engineer, he started his creative career as an announcer of the Vitebsk Regional Radio. He performed at the People’s Theater in Vitebsk. In 1980 he was invited to be an actor at the professional scene to the Yakub Kolas Belarus National Academic Drama Theater. Following his military service in the Soviet Army in 1983 he entered the School-Studio (Institute of Higher Education) at the Moscow Art Theater for the course by professors Viktor Monyukov and Vladimir Bogomolov. In 1986, on his 4th course year, together with his course mate Mikhail Yefremov – they established «Sovremennik-2» Theater. In 1989 he was invited to the troop of Moscow Academic Mayakovsky Theater. Gennadi Vengerov continued his career in Germany in 1990 as an announcer of Deutsche Welle Radio and an actor of Dusseldorf Drama Theater. From 1995-2000 he has been an actor of Bochum Drama Theater. Since 2004 he has been actively filming in Russian cinema and TV projects, participated in theatrical productions in Moscow, as voice over talent he made audio records for documentaries, fictional films and advertisements. He is the brand voice of the Russian News Broadcasting Station – RSN and the Russian brand voice Euronews international channel. In 2009 he narrated TV-Show “Men’s Stories with Gennadi Vengerov” on the Russian REN TV channel- During his career Gennadi Vengerov starred in more than 140 movies in Russia, USA, England, Austria and Germany. At various times he worked with Jude Law, James Cromwell, Sean Bean, Til Schweiger, Christian Slater, Ving Rhames, Mario Adorf, Colm Meaney, Franka Potente, Jan Josef Liefers, Klaus Löwitsch and other famous actors. He is widely known and recognized in Russia for the roles of blacksmith Vulkan (The Fighter series) and Major Volkov (Hour of Volkov series) and among German audience for the role businessman Viktor Strelnikov (Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten).