Stanislav Chekan

Stanislav Yulianovich Chekan (Russian: Станисла́в Юлиа́нович Чека́н; 2 June 1922, Rostov-on-Don — 11 August 1994, Moscow) was a Soviet actor of theater and cinema, known primarily for his blue-collar manly appearance, and character actor roles of a stereotypical "big guy."

Stanislav Chekan
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Stanislav Yulianovich Chekan

(1922-06-02)2 June 1922
Died11 August 1994(1994-08-11) (aged 72)
Years active1945—1993


Stanislav Chekan was born in Rostov-on-Don on 2 June 1922. When he was 15 years old, his father was arrested as an enemy of the people. Stanislav was sent to a labor colony, where he first began to participate in amateur activities.[1] Then he was sent to a vocational school, but on the way he turned to Rostov, where he entered another school, a theater school.

From 1938 to 1941 he studied at the studio of Yuri Zavadsky in the Theater School of Rostov-on-Don.[1]

Member of the Great Patriotic War, fought near Novorossiysk, after a serious injury — the actor of the front-line theater.

In 1945 Stanislav Chekan became an actor of the Odessa Theater of the Soviet Army, then, in 1948—1956 — an actor of the Central Academic Theater of the Soviet Army in Moscow, in 1958-1993 — National Film Actors' Theatre.[2]

Stanislav Chekan a textured and colorful character artist, with great charm and sense of humor. As a rule, the screen characters of Chekan are real working men, strong and courageous people. Soviet and Russian viewers are most known for the role of Mikhail Ivanovich, the police captain, in the legendary comedy by Leonid Gaidai The Diamond Arm.[3]

Stanislav Chekan died on 11 August 1994 after a long illness. He was buried in Moscow at the Vagankovo Cemetery.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit

Recognition and rewardsEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Станислав Чекан — биография". Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Stanislav Chekan at the". Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Actors of Soviet and Russian cinema". Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Память народа". Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Память народа: Орден Отечественной войны II степени". Retrieved 27 March 2017.

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