Who is Alec Utgoff?
Oleg Volodymyrovich Khrapunov, better known as Alec Von Utgoff, was born on March 1, 1986 under the sign of Pisces in Kiev, Ukraine. He is a 34-year-old Ukrainian-English actor, probably best known for starring in the role of Aleksandr Borovsky in the action thriller “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (2014), playing Dmitri in the action comedy “Mortdecai” (2015 ). ), and plays as Dr. Alexei in the Netflix sci-fi horror series “Stranger Things” (2019).
How rich is he right now? Alec Utgoff Net Worth
As of mid 2020, Alec Utgoff’s net worth is estimated to be over $11 million, earned through his successful involvement in the film industry as a professional actor, appearing in more than 20 TV and movie titles since the beginning of his career in 2010.
Early life, nationality, ethnicity, educational background
Alec Utgoff spent his early years in his hometown of Kiev, where he was raised by his father, Vladimir, who was a leading cardiac surgeon, and his mother, Roza, who worked as a musical conductor. He has a brother named Alan who is an economist and financial consultant by profession.
Alec is Ukrainian by nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. The family is from an aristocratic heritage, so they had to change their name after the ‘goneniya’ started by the Bolsheviks. Alec moved to London, England in 1997 and enrolled the prestigious Drama Center Londonwhere he completed both a BA and an MA degree in 2010. He is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and English.
Alec Utgoff made his television debut in the small role of Chief Hacker in the BBC One spy drama series “Spooks” in 2010.
In the same year, he starred as Aaron in William Walsh’s short family drama film ‘Over The Hills’, and subsequently made his film debut as Fedka in the romantic thriller “The Tourist”starring alongside Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, based on Jérôme Salle’s French romantic thriller film “Anthony Zimmer”, released in 2005. Then Alec Torpedo starred in the science fiction action short film “The Why Men”, written and directed by Liam Garvo, followed by his portrayal of Josif in the 2012 thriller/horror drama ‘The Seasoning House’ directed by Paul Hyett.
In 2013, Alec was quite busy, as he got the role of Veiko in the comedy-drama “Common People”, Kostya starred in the popular Nazi zombie action horror movie “Outpost: Rise Of The Spetsnaz”, the third episode of the “Outpost” film series, and starred as Rhykov in the BBC Two thriller film “Legacy”, which is based on the spy novel of the same name written by Alan Judd. In the same year, Alec was chosen to play Dimitri / Yuri in the BBC comedy-drama series “The Wrong Man” which lasted from 2013 to 2014.
Alec finally rose to prominence in 2014 when he appeared as Aleksandr Borovsky in Kenneth Branagh’s action thriller “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” starring Kevin Costner, Chris Pine and Keira Knightley – the film represents the fifth installment of the “Jack Ryan” movie series.
In 2015, Alec guest-starred as Sasha Mischenko in an episode of the six-part crime drama mini-series ‘River’, broadcast on BBC One and Netflix, and landed the role of Dmitri in David Koepp’s action comedy ‘Mortdecai’. ”, alongside Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow; the latter is an adaptation of the book collection “Mortdechai Trilogy”. by Kyril Bonfiglioli.
In the same year, Alec also played Alexi in the disaster movie “San Andreas”, written by Carlton Cuse and directed by Brad Peyton, starring Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario. It was followed by his portrayal of A400 Crewman in the fifth installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise titled “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”, also in 2015; it became one of the highest-grossing film titles of the year, starring actors such as Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson. In 2016, Alec appeared as Niki in the spy thriller film “Our Kind Of Traitor” after which he landed the role of Roman in two episodes of the BBC One crime drama series “New Blood” created by Anthony Horowitz.
He was also cast as Alexi in the Channel 4 six-part political comedy miniseries “Power Monkeys” also in 2016 and a spin-off of the comedy series “Ballot Monkeys” broadcast on the same network in 2015.
Worldwide recognition and upcoming projects
In 2017, Alec Utgoff starred as Casimir in the short drama “Lotus” written and directed by Hillary Pierce. Two years later, he joined the cast of the sci-fi horror series “Stranger Things”, airing on Netflix, in which he portrays Dr. Alexei stars in four episodes and gains huge global recognition as the series is one of the most popular around the world and has an international fan base. Created by the Duffer brothers, Matt and Ross, the series features David Harbour, Winona Ryder, and Finn Wolfhard, among others.
Most recently, Alec guest starred in the role of Abramoff in the episode “Blood Vessel” of the three-part horror mini-series “Dracula” (2020), based on Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name, and released not only on BBC One but also on Netflix . Alec is currently filming the upcoming comedy-drama movie “Wonder Zenia”directed by Malgorzata Szumowska.
Appearance and vital statistics
Alec Utgoff has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m) while his weight is around 165lbs (75kgs). Information about his vital statistics and shoe size has not yet been revealed.
Personal life: is he single or not?
Alec Utgoff is a very private person and tends to keep details about his love life far from the public eye. Anyway, it is known that Alec is not a married man, has no children and is currently considered single.