Eugene Hutz

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Birthday
6, 1972
Birthplace
Ukraine
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
6, 1972 (age 46)
Birthplace
Ukraine

About

Famous for his work in the Gypsy punk music genre, he fronted the New York-based band Gogol Bordello. His albums with the group include Pura Vida Conspiracy, Trans-Continental Hustle, and Multi Kontra Culti vs. Irony.

Before Fame

Voi-La Intruder, Hutz's first album with Gogol Bordello, was released in 1999.

Trivia

He served as the DJ for an experimental music group called Judisch-Ukrainische Freundschaft (J.U.F.).

Family Life

Born Yevgeniy Aleksandrovych Nikolayev to a family of Ukrainian, Russian, and Romani heritage, Hutz spent the first two decades of his life in the Ukraine, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Poland, and the United States.

Associated With

He and Elijah Wood co-starred in the 2005 film Everything Is Illuminated. Hutz and his bandmates also wrote a song -- "Start Wearing Purple" -- for the movie's soundtrack.