Dimitri Diatchenko Bio, Wiki
Dimitri Diatchenko was an American actor and musician famous for his role in “Chernobyl Diaries”. He was found dead Wednesday, April 22nd at his home in Daytona Beach, FL.
Dimitri Diatchenko Age
He was born on April 11th, 1968, and died on April 21st, 2020 at the age of 52.
Dimitri Diatchenko Parents
Diatchenko was a native of San Francisco and a first-generation American; his father is Ukrainian and his mother was of Greek and Swedish descent.
Early Career & Education
Diatchenko began classical guitar lessons at the age of seven. At age nine, he gave his first solo classical guitar recital. During and after his studies, Dimitri Diatchenko has won several medals in guitar competitions like the Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition or the World Championships of Performing Arts. Furthermore, he released four solo guitar CD’s.
Dimitri Diatchenko attended Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts, and later Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. There he was a scholarship music student, majored in classical guitar, and received the Bachelor of Music. After transferring to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Dimitri Diatchenko continued with his acting and music studies in the Masters program.
In April 1996, as Dimitri Diatchenko was graduating with his master’s degree from Florida State University -he received the Master of Music from the university-, he was cast in Ridley Scott’s 1997 action film G.I. Jane and landed a small role as a trainee; following this, Dimitri Diatchenko relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career further. In Los Angeles, he also teaches guitar privately and performs regularly as a soloist and ensemble player.
Dimitri Diatchenko’s acting career began in the late 1990s. He made appearances on several television series during this time. After appearing on the action television series Alias, some of his most well-known roles to date came in 2008. He appeared in the motion pictures Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Get Smart. For his performance as Ukrainian tour guide Yuri in the actual film Chernobyl Diaries, Diatchenko received good reviews from some film critics.
Besides acting, Diatchenko works as a voice actor. He lent his voice to a lot of video and computer games. His first work in a video game came in 2005, as he provided additional voices for Medal of Honor: European Assault.
In 2015, Diatchenko pled guilty to animal cruelty after cooking and eating his ex-girlfriend’s rabbit. He was ordered to perform 60 days of community labor and undergo 48 hours of counselling.