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Lev Gorn (Russian: Лев Горенс; born 1971 in Stavropol) is a Russian-born American stage, film, and television actor. He is best known for his role as KGB agent Arkady Ivanovich Zotov in The Americans.[1] As of 2019, he has a recurring role as Mikhail Vassily Tal in The Enemy Within.[1] Sometimes, he is credited as Lev Gorens.

Lev Gorn
Lev Gorn 2015.jpg
Gorn at the May 2015 Peabody Award
Lev Gorens

1971 (age 47–48)
Other namesLev Gorens
CitizenshipUnited States
Years active1999–present


Early lifeEdit

Lev Gorn was born in Stavropol, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union in southern Russia.

Stage playsEdit


  • The Good Steno, as Sm / Mr. Burton / Father
  • My Antonia, as Ambrosh
  • The Penis Monologue, as Man #1


  • Cloud 9, as Bagley / Martin (United Kingdom)
  • The Crucible, as Francis Nurse (New York City)
  • Fuente Ovejuna, as King Ferdinand (UK)
  • Man Equals Man, as Polly (NYC)
  • A Man For All Seasons, as Henry VIII (UK)
  • Savages, as Carlos (UK)
  • Taming of the Shrew, as Grumio (Michigan)
  • What Sprang Off A Gypsie, as Jesco (NYC)

Selected filmographyEdit

Title Year Role Notes
Crimson Nights (1999) as Burt Video
Sucker Punch (2003) as Ivan
Keane (2004) as Drug Dealer
New Liberty (2005) as Roy Short film
Straight Forward (2005) as Ward Cardova
Nicky's Game (2005) as Syrian Sal Short film
Unbridled (2005) as Alexi
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006) as Det. Anderson Indian film
Padre Nuestro (2007) as Rough-Shave
Joe Mover (2008) as Nicky Short film
Manhattanites (2008) as Blake Whitney
Saint Nick (2008) as Ivan Short film
Ten: Thirty One (2008) as Dell Short film
Knife Point (2009) as Gerry Short film
Exile (2009) as Adam Short film
Bronx Paradise (2010) as Manny
Once Upon a Time in Queens (2013) as Dominic Salerno Jr.
Blue Collar Boys (2013) as Ira
Vkus Ameriki (2014) as Berman
Pawn Sacrifice (2014) as Russian Newscaster Uncredited
The Vigilante (2014) as John Hardin Short film
With Yuri (2016) as Boris Short film
Ace the Case (2016) as the Surgeon
Café Society (2016) as Eddie
White Knight (2018) as Nick Pre-production

TV appearancesEdit

Title Year Role Notes
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2003) N.J. Swat McKenzie Episode: "Escape"
The Wire (2003) Eton Ben-Eleazer 6 episodes
All My Children (2004) Miles ep. #1.8831
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2004–06) Mr. Gregorian / Anton "Semi-Detached" / "Wasichu"
Third Watch (2005) Kirt Lang Episode: "The Kitchen Sink"
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) Mr. Dushinsky Pilot episode
As the World Turns (2006) Anatoly 6 episodes
Brotherhood (2006) Anatoly Episode: "Matthew 5:6"
Street Fighter: The Later Years (2007–08) Ken Masters 5 episodes
Guiding Light (2009) Mr. Kovac ep. #1.15624
Bored to Death (2009) Dimitri Episode: "The Case of the Lonely White Dove"
Trenches (2009–10) Cpi. Traina 10 episodes
The Americans (2013–2018)   Arkady Zotov 48 episodes
NCIS (2014–16)   Russian Counselor Anton Pavlenko 4 episodes
Mike Tyson Mysteries (2015)   Bartender (voice) Episode: "Kidnapped"[2]
Madam Secretary (2015) Ukrainian President Mikhail Bozek 3 episodes
Taken (2017) Yuri Surnuyev Episode: "Hail Mary"
Blue Bloods (2017) Det. Arkedy Levin Episode: "Foreign Interference"
Billions (2018) Max Episode: "Icebreaker"
Instinct (2018) Uri Marshak Episode: "Owned"
Maniac (2018) Sokolov 3 episodes
The Enemy Within (2019) Mikhail Vassily Tal Recurring role.

Videogame appearancesEdit

Title Year Role
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) Ivan Bytchkov

Web series appearancesEdit

Title Year Role Notes
Trenches (2009–10) Cpl. Traina 10 episodes


  1. ^ a b "The Enemy Within's Big Bad Is Closer Than You Think — Watch Sneak Peek". Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  2. ^ Mike Tyson Mysteries Episode 7

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