Who is Alec Utgoff?
Oleg Volodymyrovich Khrapunov, better known as Alec Von Utgoff, was born on 1 March 1986 under the sign of Pisces, in Kiev, Ukraine. He is a 34-year-old Ukrainian-English actor, probably best recognized 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 featuring as Dr. Alexei in the Netflix sci-fi horror series “Stranger Things” (2019).
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How rich is he, as of now? Alec Utgoff Net Worth
As of mid-2020, Alec Utgoff’s net worth is estimated at over $11 million, earned through his successful involvement in the film industry as a professional actor, who has starred in more than 20 TV and film titles since his career started 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 an eminent heart surgeon, and his mother, Roza, who worked as a musical conductor. He has a brother, named Alan, who is an economist and financial advisor by profession.
Alec is Ukrainian by nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. The family is of an Aristocratic Heritage, so they had to change their name after the ‘goneniya’ was started by the Bolsheviks. Alec moved to London, England in 1997, and enrolled into the prestigious Drama Centre London, from which he completed both BA and MA degrees in 2010. He speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English fluently.
Alec Utgoff made his debut television appearance in the small role of Chief Hacker in the BBC One spy drama series “Spooks” in 2010.
During the same year, he featured as Aaron in William Walsh’s short family drama film “Over The Hills”, and then made his film debut as Fedka in the romantic thriller “The Tourist”, starring next to Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, based on Jérôme Salle’s French romantic thriller film “Anthony Zimmer”, released in 2005. Thereafter, Alec played Torpedo in the short sci-fi action 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.
Rise to Fame
In 2013 Alec was quite busy, since he landed the role of Veiko in the comedy-drama “Common People”, played Kostya in the hit Nazi Zombie action horror film “Outpost: Rise Of The Spetsnaz”, which is the third installment of the “Outpost” film series, and featured as Rhykov in the BBC Two thriller film “Legacy”, which is based on the spy novel of the same title written by Alan Judd. During the same year, Alec was chosen to portray Dimitri / Yuri in the BBC comedy-drama series “The Wrong Man”, which lasted through 2013 to 2014.
Alec eventually came to prominence in 2014, when he made an appearance as Aleksandr Borovsky in Kenneth Branagh’s action thriller “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”, starring alongside Kevin Costner, Chris Pine, and Keira Knightley – the film represents the fifth installment of the “Jack Ryan” film series.
In 2015, Alec made a guest-starring appearance as Sasha Mischenko in an episode of the six-part crime drama mini-series “River”, aired on BBC One and Netflix, and landed the role of Dmitri in David Koepp’s action comedy “Mortdecai”, next to Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow; the latter is an adaptation of the “Mortdecai Trilogy” book collection by Kyril Bonfiglioli.
During the same year, Alec also played Alexi in the disaster film “San Andreas”, written by Carlton Cuse and directed by Brad Peyton, featuring such actors as Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario. It was followed by his portrayal of A400 Crewman in the fifth installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, entitled “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”, also in 2015; it became one of the highest grossing film titles of the year, with such actors as Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson in the leading roles. 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 mini-series “Power Monkeys”, also in 2016, and a spin-off from the comedy-series “Ballot Monkeys”, aired on the same network back 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”, aired on Netflix, playing Dr. Alexei in four episodes, and gaining enormous worldwide recognition, since the series is one of the most popular all over the world and has an international fan base. The series is created by the Duffer brothers, Matt and Ross, and features such actors as David Harbour, Winona Ryder and Finn Wolfhard among many 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 the novel of the same title written by Bram Stoker, and not only released on BBC One but also on Netflix. Alec is currently filming the upcoming comedy-drama film “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 approximately 165lbs (75kgs). Information regarding his vital statistics and shoe size hasn’t been revealed yet.
Personal Life: Is He Single or Not?
Alec Utgoff is a very private person, and tends to keep details about his love life far away from the eyes of the public. Anyway, it is known that Alec isn’t a married man, doesn’t have children, and is considered to be single at the moment.