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Stanislav Chekan
File:Stanislav Chekan.jpg
Born Stanislav Yulianovich Chekan
(1922-06-02)2 June 1922
Rostov-on-Don, RSFSR
Died 11 August 1994(1994-08-11) (aged 72)
Moscow, Russia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1945—1993

Stanislav Yulianovich Chekan (Russian: Станисла́в Юлиа́нович Чека́н; June 2, 1922, Rostov-on-Don — August 11, 1994, Moscow) was a Soviet actor of theater and cinema.


Stanislav Chekan was born in Rostov-on-Don on June 2, 1922. When he was 15 years old, his father was arrested as an enemy of the people. Stanislav was sent to a labor colony, where he first began to participate in amateur activities.[1] Then he was sent to a vocational school, but on the way he turned to Rostov, where he entered another school, a theater school.

From 1938 to 1941 he studied at the studio of Yuri Zavadsky in the Theater School of Rostov-on-Don.[1]

Member of the Great Patriotic War, fought near Novorossiysk, after a serious injury — the actor of the front-line theater.

In 1945 Stanislav Chekan became an actor of the Odessa Theater of the Soviet Army, then, in 1948—1956 — an actor of the Central Academic Theater of the Soviet Army in Moscow, in 1958-1993 — National Film Actors' Theatre.[2]

Stanislav Chekan a textured and colorful character artist, with great charm and sense of humor. As a rule, the screen characters of Chekan are real working men, strong and courageous people. Soviet and Russian viewers are most known for the role of Mikhail Ivanovich, the police captain, in the legendary comedy by Leonid Gaidai The Diamond Arm.[3]

Stanislav Yulianovich Chekan died on August 11, 1994 after a long illness. The actor in Moscow was buried at the Vagankovo Cemetery.[1]

Selected filmography

  • Taras Shevchenko (1951) as cabby
  • A Fortress in the Mountains (1953) as Martshenko
  • Wrestler and Clown (1957) as Ivan Poddubny
  • Amphibian Man (1962) as prison guard
  • Introduction to Life (1962) as captain
  • Hussar Ballad (1962) as partisan (not listed in credits)
  • War and Peace (1968) as Tikhon
  • The New Adventures of the Elusive Avengers (1968) as 1 st filer in the pot
  • The Brothers Karamazov (1969) as Samsonov's son
  • The Diamond Arm (1969) as Mikhail Ivanovoch, Captain, then Major of militsiya
  • Investigation Held by ZnaToKi: Dead to rights (1971) as Silin
  • The Crown of the Russian Empire, or Once Again the Elusive Avengers (1971) as a man from the Emperor's suite
  • Privalov's Millions (1972) as Kuzma Ferapontovich Kanunnikov
  • Earthly Love (1974) as Koshev
  • How Czar Peter the Great Married Off His Moor (1976) as marshal
  • Incognito from St. Petersburg (1977) as Ivan Karpovich Uhovertov, marshal
  • Destiny (1977) as Koshev
  • Life Is Beautiful (1979) as a prisoner
  • Vertical Race (1983) as captain of militia

Recognition and rewards


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