Yakov Smirnoff Net Worth

Yakov Smirnoff Net Worth is
$20 Million

Yakov Smirnoff Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Yakov Naumovich Pokhis, better known as Yakov Smirnoff (created 24 January 1951), is a Soviet-born American comic, actor and writer. After emigrating to America in 1977, Smirnoff started performing as a stand-up comic. He eventually attained popularity, and he achieved his biggest successes in the mid-to-late 1980s, when he also appeared in a number of movies and television shows, including his own 198687 situation comedy, “What a State!”. His witty character was of a innocent immigrant in the Soviet Union who had been perpetually confused and reveled about life in America.

In 1992, he purchased his own theatre in Branson, Missouri, where he still performs and hosts. In the late 1990s, prompted by his own divorce, he retooled his standup performance to give attention to the differences between women and men, as well as on solving problems within relationships.

Smirnoff can also be a professor at Missouri State University and Drury University where he teaches “The Work of Laughter.” He’s also a painter. He’s a featured writer for AARP Magazine and gives readers guidance in his column, “Happily Ever Laughter”. He guests in the Skinny Improev in Springfield, Missouri on occasion. He’s taught courses at Drury University alongside Missouri State University with this issue. He also gives seminars and self help workshops on the subject of enhancing relationships.

Yakov Smirnoff Net Worth $4 Million Dollars

Full NameYakov Smirnoff
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 24, 1951
Place Of BirthOdessa, Ukraine
ProfessionComedian, Actor, Teacher, Painter, Writer
EducationUniversity of Pennsylvania
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseLinda Dreeszen (m. 1989–2001)
ChildrenNatasha Pokhis, Alexander Pokhis
ParentsClara Smirnoff, Naum Pokhis
NicknamesYakov Naumovich Pokhis , Yakov Smirnov
MoviesDouble Platinum, Up Your Alley, Heartburn, The Money Pit, Brewster's Millions, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Moscow on the Hudson
TV ShowsNight Court, What a Country!
Star SignAquarius
1Performs comedic routines with a heavy Russian accent. His trademark line is: "What a country!"
1"I've gone from Red to Redneck" (On Owning and Operating an 800 seat Theater in Branson, Missouri).
2What a country!
3In Russia, if a male athlete loses, he becomes a female athlete.
1In May 2006 he received a master's degree in positive psychology from the Penn College of Liberal and Professional Studies (Penn LPS).
2Is a professor at Missouri State University and Drury University where he teaches "The Business of Laughter.".
3Has two children: a daughter, Natasha, born in 1990, and a son, Alexander, born in 1992.
4Performs his own comedic variety show in Branson, Missouri. [June 2005]
5After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade centers, he began working on a mural to commemorate the event. Just in time for the first anniversary of the event, the mural was printed on a huge banner, with the quote "The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart." It was hung from a nearby building where it was clearly visible from Ground Zero for over a year. Yakov financed the banner with $100,000 of his own money, but kept his donation anonymous, for fear that people would see it as a joke because of his reputation as a comedian.
6He was an art professor at Odessa Pedagogical University in Ukraine before starting his comedy career in the United States, and he remains a talented artist.
7Lives and works in Branson, Missouri.
8Became a U.S. citizen on July 4, 1986.
9Former roommate of comedian Andrew Dice Clay.


Yakov Smirnoff's Happily Ever Laughter : The Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships2016TV Movie
The Comeback Kids2014TV SeriesValdemar Steinberg
Major Dad1993TV SeriesMajor Sacha Sarotsky
Night Court1984-1990TV SeriesYakov Korolenko
Up Your Alley1989Russian Man
D.C. Follies1989TV Series
What a Country1986-1987TV SeriesNikolai Rostapovich / Nikolai Rostopovich
Heartburn1986Contractor Laszlo
The Money Pit1986Shatov
The Love Boat1986TV SeriesDmitri Kostov
It's a Living1985TV SeriesKGB Agent
Brewster's Millions1985Vladimir
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension1984National Security Advisor
Moscow on the Hudson1984Lev
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1983TV SeriesBela Pravik


Yakov Smirnoff's Happily Ever Laughter : The Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships2016TV Movie
As Long as We Both Shall Laugh2004TV Movie


Yakov Smirnoff's Happily Ever Laughter : The Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships2016TV Movie executive producer
As Long as We Both Shall Laugh2004TV Movie producer


WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
@midnight2016TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
Gotham Comedy Live2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV SeriesHimself
AXS Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Awful Nice2013Himself
The Mystery Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
Great American Road Trip2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker2005TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2004TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
As Long as We Both Shall Laugh2004TV MovieHimself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2002TV SeriesHimself
King of the Hill2002TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Introducing Speaker
The Geraldo Rivera Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope's USO Road to the Berlin Wall and Moscow1990TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987-1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
George Burns - His Wit and Wisdom1989VideoHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987-1989TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Live! Dick Clark Presents1988TV SeriesHimself
Hope News Network1988TV MovieHimself
Hour Magazine1988TV SeriesHimself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala1987TV MovieHimself - Performer
The 9th Annual Young Comedians Special1984TV SpecialHimself
The Bob Monkhouse Show1983TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.