Dimitri Diatchenko was an American actor and musician. Dimitri Diatchenko is best known for his role in Chernobyl Diaries. He was found dead inside his Florida residence on April 23, 2020, after he had no contact with his family for several days. At the time of his death, he was 52 years. Diatchenko’s family told TMZ they believe his death occurred late April 21 or early April 22 and said they were unaware of any existing health issues.
Dimitri Diatchenko Biography
Dimitri Diatchenko was a native of San Francisco, California, and a first-generation American. His father is Ukrainian and his mother was of Greek and Swedish descent. His ability to put on a flawless Russian accent helped him with many of his roles. According to his Website bio, Diatchenko was 6’2″ and a “powerful presence both on screen and off” with an “unmatched talent for dialects.” Diatchenko began playing classical guitar lessons at the age of seven. Two years later he gave his first solo classical guitar recital. During and after his studies, Dimitri Diatchenko has won several medals in guitar competitions like the Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition or the World Championships of Performing Arts. Furthermore, he released four solo guitar CDs.
Dimitri Diatchenko Age
Dimitri was born on April 11, 1968. At the time of his death, he was 52 years old.
Dimitri Diatchenko Education
Dimitri attended Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts, and later Stetson University in Deland, Florida. There he was a scholarship music student, majored in classical guitar, and received the Bachelor of Music. After transferring to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Dimitri Diatchenko proceeded with his acting and music studies in the Master’s program. In April 1996, as Dimitri was graduating with his master’s degree from Florida State University, he received the Master of music from the university, he was cast in Ridley Scott’s 1997 action film G.I Jane and landed a small role as a trainee; following this, Dimitri Diatchenko relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career further. In Los Angeles, he also taught guitar privately and performed regularly as a soloist and ensemble player.
Dimitri Diatchenko Career
Dimitri’s acting career began in the late 1990s, as he made appearances on several television series during this time. After appearing on the action television series Alias, some of his most well-known roles to date came in 2008, as he appeared in the motion pictures Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Get Smart. For his performance as Ukrainian tour guide Yuri in the actual film Chernobyl Diaries, Diatchenko received good reviews from film critics. Dimitri was also a voice actor. He lent his voice to a lot of video and computer games. His first work in a video game came in 2005, as he provided additional voices for Medal of Honor: European Assault. He provided additional voices on a lot of different games after that, including Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Tomb Raider, and Rise of the Tomb Raider and Fallout 4. Diatchenko studied martial arts from the age of 7 receiving a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Kenpo Karate. He competed as a heavyweight in national championships and is described in his bio as a “former national Tae Kwon Do heavyweight champion.”
In 2015, Diatchenko pled guilty to animal cruelty after cooking and eating his ex-girlfriend’s rabbit. He was ordered to perform 60 days of community labor and undergo 48 hours of counseling.
Dimitri Diatchenko Performance in Chernobyl Diaries
Dimitri Diatchenko Death
TMZ first reported the actor’s death on Friday after speaking to the star’s brother. Diatchenko’s family called the police on Wednesday, April 22, for a wellness check at his home, since they hadn’t heard from him in a few days. The police discovered his body at his home in Daytona Beach, Florida. The family told TMZ that they believed Dimitri died late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The family also clarified that his death was not related to the novel coronavirus, and there were no signs of foul play. Dimitri’s body is currently at the coroner’s office with the cause of death pending the medical examiner’s investigation. Dimitri’s family is blindsided by his passing because they say he was healthy and in good shape.