Andrew Divoff portrayed Mikhail Bakunin in Season 3 and Season 6.

Background and Personal Life[]

Andrew Daniel Divoff was born in San Tome, Venezuela on July 2, 1955. His father was of Russian descent and his mother of Venezuelan. Divoff eventually moved to the United States. Divoff married Russian actress Raissa Danilova in 1992, though the two later divorced.


Andrew Divoff Djinn

Divoff as the Djinn in Wishmaster

Divoff's first acting role came in a small part as a guard in a 1986 episode of Misfits of Science. The same year, he appeared in episodes of The Twilight Zone and The A-Team and appeared in episodes of Matlock and McGyver the next year. Several years later, Divoff scored a small role in the Sean Connery film The Hunt for Red October, appearing in Another 48 Hrs. the same year.


Divoff in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Divoff's first big role came in 1991, where he played the primary antagonist of the film Toy Soldiers. In 1993, he appeared in the Carlton Cuse-produced show, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Divoff also was the primary antagonist in the Wes Craven film Wishmaster, where he played a vengeful Djinn in a role which required heavy makeup. He reprised this role in the sequel, Wishmaster II: Evil Never Dies. Over the next few years, Divoff appeared in guest roles on many television series, such as Walker, Texas Ranger, J.A.G., Alias, and The Unit. After appearing in Lost in 2006 and 2007, Divoff appeared in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as a Soviet guard. Most recently, Divoff appeared in episodes of Law and Order: SVU, CSI:Miami, and Criminal Minds.

On Lost[]

In 2006, Divoff was cast as Mikhail Bakunin for Lost's third season. The character first appeared in "The Cost of Living" as a mysterious figure on a television screen; this small role intrigued fans as to the identity of this character. The character reappeared in "Enter 77" in a much larger role, and appeared in five more episodes throughout the season before being killed off in "Through the Looking Glass, Part 2", though not before killing fan-favorite character Charlie Pace. Divoff would later reprise his role as Bakunin in Lost: Via Domus, for which he provided his voice. In 2010, Divoff was one of the many previous characters to make a return in the flash-sideways timeline, returning to portray Mikhail's alternative version in "The Package".

Selected filmography[]

Title Medium Character Year(s)
Call of Duty: Black Ops Video game Kravtchenko 2010
Criminal Minds TV series Dad 2009
CSI: Miami TV series Ivan Sarnoff 2009
Law & Order: SVU TV series 2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Movie Russian soldier 2008
Lost: Via Domus Video game Mikhail Bakunin 2008
Lost TV series Mikhail Bakunin 2006 - 2007; 2010
Alias TV series Kevlar vest 2005
J.A.G. TV series Col. Fadil Najjar 2002 - 2005
Walker, Texas Ranger TV series Alberto Cardoza 1995 - 2000
Wishmaster Movie Djinn 1997
Air Force One TV series Boris Bazylev 1997
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. TV series Blackbeard LaCutte 1993
Toy Soldiers Movie Luis Cali 1991
Another 48 Hrs. Movie Cherry Ganz 1990
The Hunt for Red October Movie Foxtrot weapons officer 1990
Matlock TV series Federal agent 1987
McGyver TV series Russian guard 1987
The A-Team TV series 1986
The Twilight Zone TV series Vladmir 1986
Misfits of Science TV series Guard 1986

Media appearances[]

  • April 4-6, 2008 - Lockdown Lost convention - The Park Inn, Northampton, UK [1]


  • Divoff is octolingual; he speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Catalan, Portuguese and Russian. He was at one time able to speak Romanian, but forgot it due to disuse.
    • He does not, however, speak Korean, though his character is able to speak it in "The Package".

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