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Yakov Smirnoff is a 71 year old American Comic. Born Yakov Naumovich Pokhis on 24th January, 1951 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR, he is famous for `What a Country`. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.
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|Full Name at Birth||
Yakov Naumovich Pokhis
24th January, 1951
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Brown - Dark
|Claim to Fame||
`What a Country`
|Music Genre (Text)||
Irony, Word Play, Transpositional Pun, Relationship humor
Yakov Naumovich Pokhis (Russian: Яков Наумович Похис; born 24 January 1951), better known as Yakov Smirnoff (Russian: Яков Смирнов; ), is a Ukrainian-American comedian, actor and writer of Jewish origin. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in Ukraine, then immigrated to the United States in 1977 in order to pursue an American show business career, not yet knowing any English. He reached his biggest success in the mid-to-late 1980s, appearing in several films and the television sitcom vehicle What a Country!. His comic persona was of a naive immigrant from the Soviet Union who was perpetually confused and delighted by life in the United States. His humor combined a mockery of life under communism and of consumerism in the United States, as well as word play caused by misunderstanding of American phrases and culture, all punctuated by the catchphrase, "And I thought, 'What a country!'"
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