Born in the heart of the Ukraine, in a city called Kharkiv, Andrey Ivchenko was always a dreamer and very passionate about television and film. As his desire to be an actor grew, Andrey enrolled in his high school theater programs and realized he was a natural at memorizing lines quickly and learned how to own the stage.
At the age of 18, Andrey joined the U.S.S.R. military and served for 2 years. After he got out, he attended college and got his Masters Degree in Kinesiology. Knowing his opportunities to succeed in film and television were extremely limited in the Ukraine, Andrey packed up and moved to Europe for the next few years hoping to find bigger opportunities. Not too long after, he moved to Toronto, Canada (where he later became a citizen) to try his luck knowing there were many more productions in television and film casting. Almost immediately, Andrey signed with an agent and began landing acting/stunt roles on such known shows as: “Falling Skies,” “Nikita,” and “The Transporter” (the TV series). He landed his first leading role in a Lionsgate feature called “The Way Of The West” which was released in 2011 as well as a lead role in the Envision Media feature “Freezer” opposite Dylan McDermot which was released in 2014.
After having some great success in Canada, Andrey decided to make the move to Los Angeles. Since moving to LA about 9 years ago, Andrey has landed almost a dozen additional recognizable credits in television and film. He is most recognized as the Russian Terminator, Grigori, on season 3 of the Netflix mega hit series “Stranger Things” as well as from his supporting role, opposite Vin Diesel, in the box office hit “xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage” as the Russian villain ‘Red Erik.’ Andrey has also been seen recurring on the TV show “Counterpart” on Starz! and a Guest Star appearance on the hit Netflix show “Lucifer.” He’s also very recognized as Perseus, the leading villain character in “Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.” Most recently, he completed a feature film called “Darkness Of Man” where he stars opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme as well as the feature film “The Best Man” that will be distributed by Saban Films out early 2023.
Andrey has definitely become a recognizable face and name within the entertainment industry and this next year will be very exciting with all of the upcoming projects he has in the works. In his spare time he likes to hang out with friends, go to the gym, and travel.