Alexander Pokhis Net Worth
He has achieved much in his career and thanks to his dedication, has amassed an impressive net worth. Married to Linda Dreeszen and with two children named Natasha Pokhis and Alexander Pokhis.
Born 24 January 1951 in Odessa, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union), to Klara and Naum Pokhis. He immigrated to the US in 1977 and quickly made a name for himself as an entertainer on shows such as Night Court and his own show What a Country!.
Early Life and Education
Born Yakov Naumovich Pokhis in Odessa, Ukraine (then known as Ukrainian SSR of Soviet Union) on 24 January 1951, Alexander Smirnoff worked as both an art teacher and comedian. Over time he performed on ships in the Black Sea where he encountered Americans describing life in America to him. After two years of trying to leave Soviet Russia he arrived with his parents in America in 1977 as Alexander Smirnoff; during his stay he studied visiting comedians using comic cadences specific to American English language usage while working at Grossinger’s Borscht Belt hotel located in Catskill Mountains New York where Smirnoff worked until his own retirement from Grossinger’s in 1977 when working there he gained greater access.
At first he performed stand-up comedy in Odessa, Ukraine — still part of the Soviet Union at that time — but eventually moved to Odessa, New York where he met Americans who shared information about life there. These encounters inspired him to migrate and ultimately immigrate in 1977 via New York; upon arrival he could barely speak English but quickly gained fluency through comedy acts at Grossinger’s Borscht Belt Hotel where he took on bartending duties while learning the language through comedy acts.
He has appeared as a regular on television shows and movies, working alongside actors like Tom Hanks and Jack Nicholson. From his first marriage with Linda Dreeszen he has two children named Natasha and Alexander whom he currently shares custody with.
He is a dedicated family man with two children of his own and has worked hard to fulfill his dreams of acting and filmmaking, appearing in multiple TV shows and movies such as Moscow on the Hudson which marked his start of a successful career path.
He is an American-Russian comedian who uses his experiences as an immigrant in the US to craft humorous content. He has an amazing sense of humor and can get audiences laughing out loud; his stand-up comedy revolves around Russian-American culture and race relations, while he has sold out one-man dramatic shows that are highly acclaimed; these have also become highly sought after since 2008. In 2008 he started performing theatre at GITIS.
He has enjoyed an acclaimed acting career, receiving much acclaim. Through this work he earned considerable money, amassing an impressive net worth that enabled him to enjoy comfortable family life and pursue painting professionally as well. Linda Dreeszen married him, giving them two children named Natasha and Alexander together.
He was born on 24 January 1951 in Odessa, Ukraine (then Soviet Union). His parents are Klara and Naum Pokhis. He moved to the United States without speaking English in 1977 and quickly established himself as an actor, comedian, writer, and painter; appearing in movies such as The Money Pit, Brewster’s Millions, Heartburn as well as 26 episodes of What a Country.