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Aleksander Krupa (born 18 March 1947), often credited as Olek Krupa, is a Polish actor, active in film and television roles and best known for playing villains and/or criminals, such as in Eraser, Blue Streak and Home Alone 3. He also notably portrayed a Bosnian Serb general engaged in genocide against Bosnian Muslims in 2001's Behind Enemy Lines and portrayed the President of Russia in 2010's action thriller film Salt.

Olek Krupa
Aleksander Krupa

(1947-03-18) 18 March 1947 (age 72)[1]
Other namesOlek Krupa
OccupationActor (film and television)
Years active1979–present




Year Title Role Notes
1984 Far from Poland Jan (voice role) Documentary
1986 91/2 Weeks Bruce
1988 Call Me Hennyk
1989 Misplaced Jacek's father
1989 Black Rainbow Tom Kuron
1990 Miller's Crossing Tad
1990 Men of Respect Beda
1992 Mac Polowski
1993 Geoffrey Beene 30 Man Short film
1993 Undercover Blues Zubic
1993 Naked in New York unknown role
1993 The Contenders Romanian bureaucrat
1995 Fair Game Zhukov
1996 Eraser Sergei Ivanovich Petrofsky
1996 Under the Bridge unknown role
1997 Kicked in the Head Borko
1997 Home Alone 3 Peter Beaupre
1998 O.K. Garage Yannick
1998 Stardust Karol Wasacz
1999 Simply Irresistible Valderon
1999 No Vacancy Leonard
1999 Blue Streak Jean LaFleur
1999 Oxygen Madelin's Lover
2000 The Opportunists Ted Walikaki
2000 Thirteen Days Andrei Gromyko
2001 Brooklyn Babylon Uncle Vlad
2001 Behind Enemy Lines Miroslav Lokar
2003 Bringing Rain Head Master Gula
2003 The Italian Job Mashkov
2006 508 Nelson Yuri Nemov
2007 The Fifth Patient Khodorov
2007 Neal Cassady Julian Nabokov
2008 Burn After Reading Krapotkin
2008 1937 Bernard Short film
2009 Whatever Works Morgenstern
2010 Salt Russian President Matveyev
2011 X-Men: First Class Soviet Captain
2011 Katya Viktor Short film
2011 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Henryk Maria
2012 The Dictator Gazprom Executive
2013 Admission Polokov
2013 One Trick Dieter Tom Short film
2013 Blood Ties Tommy
2013 Butterflies of Bill Baker Dr. Burzeckaia
2014 I'm Obsessed with You (But You've Got to Leave Me Alone) Stanislaw
2016 Hidden Figures Karl Zielinski Nominated — Gold Derby Award for Best Ensemble Cast
2017 The Fate of the Furious Russian Minister of Defense
2018 Bel Canto Fyodorov
TBR 4 Kings Shant post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Spenser: For Hire Latta Episode: "The Song of Orpheus"
1987 Miami Vice Vater Wajda Episode: "God's Work"
1988 Tattinger's Elaine's fiance Episode: "Virgin Spring"
1989 Day One Edward Teller Television Movie
1990 The Kennedys of Massachusetts Eric Von Stroheim Television Miniseries (3 episodes)
1990 Ivory Hunters unknown role Television Movie
1991 Law & Order Sasha Osinski Episode: "The Serpent's Tooth"
1994 Normandy: The Great Crusade Jan Jesionek (voice role) Television Movie
1995 My Antonia Krajiek Television Movie
1995 New York Undercover Don Casaloma Episode: "Young, Beautiful and Dead"
1996 Andersonville Olek Winsnovsky Television Movie
1996 Law & Order Family Business Episode: "Victor Popov
1997 Dellavenura Krinsky Episode: "Clean Slate"
1998 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Wilhelm Dieter Heinrich Episode: "A Walk in the Park"
1999 Law & Order Constantin Volsky 2 episodes

– Episode: "Refuge: Part 1"

– Episode: "Refuge: Part 2"

1999 Oz Yuri Kosygin 2 episodes

– Episode: "U.S. Male"

– Episode: "Cruel and Unusual Punishments"

2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Alex Strizkopf Episode: "Russian Love Poem"
2001 Deadline Alvi Udogova aka 'Godzilla' Episode: "Red Herring"
2001 As the World Turns Inspector Guido Boggia recurring role (4 episodes)
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ben Laurette Episode: "Undaunted Mettle"
2004 Monk Elmer Gratnik Episode: "Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan"
2004 The Grid Stana Moore Television Miniseries (6 episodes)
2008 New Amsterdam Viktor Brodsky Episode: "Reclassified"
2009 Life on Mars Vasilli Lukin Episode: "Take a Look at the Lawmen"
2011 Blue Bloods Maximilian Gruschenko Episode: "Family Ties"
2011 White Collar Alec Episode: "Scott Free"
2011 Person of Interest Ivan Yogorov Episode: "Witness"
2013–2017 The Americans General Vijktor Zhukov recurring role (3 episodes)
2015 Forever The King Episode: "The King of Columbus Circle"
2015 The Blacklist Leonid Javin Episode: "Ruslan Denisov (No. 67)"
2015 Madam Secretary President Pavel Ostrov recurring role (3 episodes)
2016 MacGyver Victor Episode: "Wire Cutter"
2016 Divorce Gustav Episode: "Gustav"
2017 Iron Fist Radovan Bernivig recurring role (3 episodes)
2017 Elementary Fyodor Ukhov Episode: "Fly Into a Rage, Make a Bad Landing"


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