Sergei Puskepalis
Сергей Пускепалис
Sergei Puskepalis actor at theater in Saratov.
Sergei Vytauto Puskepalis

(1966-04-15) 15 April 1966 (age 55)
OccupationTheatre director
Film actor
Years active2003–present
AwardsZaslujeniy artist.jpg
Nika Award - 2008
Silver Bear - 2010

Sergei Vytautovich Puskepalis (Russian: Сергей Витаутович Пускепалис; born 15 April 1966) is a Russian actor and theatre director. He is best known for his roles in the award-winning movies Simple Things (2006) and How I Ended This Summer (2010), both directed by Alexei Popogrebski. For his performances, he won a Nika Award for Best Actor in 2008, as well as a Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival in 2010.[1]

Early life

Sergei Puskepalis was born in 1966 to a Lithuanian father and a Bulgarian mother from Transnistria, in Kursk, then Soviet Union.[2]

Sergei studied in Saratov, the Saratov Drama School, then went active duty in the Soviet Navy, worked as an actor in the Saratov Youth Theatre, studied at the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts, he graduated in 2001.

After graduating from the Moscow GITIS, he staged the play "Twenty-Seven" Alexey Slapovsky and this performance was one of the festival "Baltic House Festival Theatre|Baltic House". Afterwards, he put the play by Alexey Slapovsky "From red to green rat star" in Omsk "Fifth theater". Sergei Puskepalis repeatedly staged performances of Slapovsky's plays.

He worked as a director in the Samara theater "Monday". From May 2003 to 2007 Sergei Puskepalis - chief director of the Magnitogorsk Drama Theatre named after A. S. Pushkin. 2007 - production director of the Moscow theater studio under the direction of Oleg Tabakov. From June 2009 to February 2010 - chief director of the Russian State Academic Drama Theater named after Fyodor Volkov in city of Yaroslavl.

Puskepalis was invited to many famous Russian drama theaters to stage theater productions.


In 2003 Puskepalis started to act in movies. His first role was a cameo in the film The Stroll. Sergei Puskepalis met the film director Alexei Popogrebski met on the set of the film Roads to Koktebel, in which his son, actor Gleb Puskepalis, played. Later Popogrebsky invited Sergei Puskepalis to star roles in the films Simple Things and How I Ended This Summer.

In 2015, the film Clinch which Sergei Puskepalis made as a film director had its premiere at the Yerevan International Film Festival. The picture is an adaptation of the play by Alexey Slapovsky which Sergei Puskepalis staged in Ufa.[3]

Personal life

Sergei Puskepalis married his wife Elena in 1991. Their son Gleb Puskepalis was born in 1992.


Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Stroll
2006 Simple Things Sergei Maslov, anesthetist
2009 Spring is coming Pavel Nikolaevich
2010 Aptekar Mikhail Streltsov TV series
2010 How I Ended This Summer Sergei Gulybin, head of the polar station
2011 Siberia, Monamour lieutenant colonel
2011 Moy paren - Angel father Sasha, volcanologist
2011 Witness protection Andrei Meshechko Major TV series
2011 There Was Never a Better Brother Jalil
2012 Life and Fate Ivan Grekov, Captain TV series
2012 Divorce Mikhail, Colonel police department TV series
2013 Metro Andrei Garin, surgeon
2013 Owl Creek Ivan Mitin, the captain of the State Security TV series
2013 Eight commander of the OMON
2014 Black Sea Zaytsev
2014 Godfather Ilya Alekhine, obstetrician-gynecologist TV series
2015 Battle for Sevastopol commander
2015 Happiness is... Oleg
2016 The Icebreaker Valentin Sevchenko
2016 Sophia Casimir IV Jagiellon TV series
2017 Yolki 6 Viktor Orlov
2017 The Road to Calvary General Romanovsky TV series


  1. ^ "Сергей Пускепалис". Russia-K.
  2. ^ Сергей Витауто Пускепалис
  3. ^ Клинч