Yakov Smirnoff Net Worth
Yakov Smirnoff made money by Actors niche. For all time, at the moment, 2016 year, Yakov Smirnoff earned $20 Million. Exact sum is $20600000.
Short biography, height, weight, dates:
Birth date: January 24, 1951
Birth place: Odessa, Ukraine
Profession: Comedian, Actor, Teacher, Painter, Writer
Education: University of Pennsylvania
Nationality: United States of America
Spouse: Linda Dreeszen (m. 1989Р 2001)
Children: Natasha Pokhis, Alexander Pokhis
Wikipedia Source: Yakov Smirnoff
Yakov Naumovich Pokhis, better known as Yakov Smirnoff, is a Soviet-born American comedian, actor and writer. After emigrating to the United States in 1977, Smirnoff began performing as a stand-up comic. He eventually gained fame, and he reached his biggest successes in the mid-to-late 1980s, when he also appeared in several films and television shows, including his own 1986-87 sitcom, What a Country!. His comic persona was of a naive immigrant from the Soviet Union who was perpetually confused and delighted by life in the United States. His humor combined a mockery of life under Communism and of consumerism in the United States, as well as word play caused by misunderstanding of American phrases and culture, all punctuated by the catchphrase, And I thought, What a country!