He became known to audiences for his role as Vadim Nezhinski in the movie We Own the Night. In his television acting career, he appeared in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
He worked a job in construction before launching his acting career.
He has provided voices for many Russian characters in video games.
He has a younger brother named Philip.
He starred in Act of Valor, which is about Navy SEALs. Charlie Sheen starred in a 1990 movie titled Navy SEALs.