Konstantin has recently returned from Sounth Africa, where he wrapped the second season of the critically acclaimed drama “Ice” (available on ATT, DirecTV and Audience). He captivates audiences playing the heavily recurring character Alexi Yakenev, a pivotal player in the diamond trade crime world of Los Angeles, opposite Cam Gigandet, Jeremy Sisto, Ray Winstone, Donald Sutherland, Rey Gallegos, and Raymond Barry. Created by Robert Munic (Empire) and directed by Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven, Equalizer).
Another new show that is sweeping the critics away is the anthology series Room 104 (HBO). Created by the Duplass brothers, the series “isn’t like anything else you’ll see on television this year” (Indiewire). Konstantin lives out the titular part of Boris, Croatian tennis player haunted by his past. Directed by Chad Hartigan and written by Ross Partridge (Stanger Things), co-starring Veronica Falcon (Queen of the South).
Konstantin also currently recurs (second season in a row) as the Orthodox priest Father Andrei in the award-bathed The Americans (FX) opposite Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. Other recent appearances include recurring parts of Petrov in General Hospital (ABC), Anton Dotsen in Gang Related (FOX), Meir in Ray Donovan (SHO), cosmonaut Dankov in Castle (ABC), as well as appearances in NCIS (CBS), Intelligence (CBS), Marvel’s Agents of Shield (ABC), Last Ship (TNT), and more.
Konstantin Lavysh was born in Minsk, Belarus, USSR. As a youth, Konstantin was involved in the Olympic Reserve swimming and studied martial arts. He has studied acting for many years and played in the theatres in Minsk and Minnesota. After graduating with a Masters degree in International Affairs, and working in diplomacy, Konstantin moved to Los Angeles.
Some of his educational credits include a master class by Alexander Kuznetsov (Moscow Stanislavsky school), an ongoing Playhouse West Meisner Program, Scott Sedita Studio and Actors Comedy Studio, as well as Improv training.
Some of the acknowledgements of his work include Best Actor in Leading Role awards for Karaganda (28 international awards) and Against Night (shortlisted by The Academy) – both AFI thesis films.
Konstantin can be seen in the upcoming film directed by Tabrez Noorani (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) and produced by David Womark (LIFE OF PI and DEEPWATER HORIZON), opposite Demi Moore, Mark Duplass, Freida Pinto and Aarti Mann. LOVE SONIA tells the heartfelt and brave story of Sonia (Mrunal Thukur), a young Indian village girl whose life irrevocably changes when she becomes entrapped into the vicious global sex trade network.
Some of the independent projects include the “blood-thinning” part of Lucifer in the TV film, A Night Before Christmas, and a Psychiatry Dr. Julien in a thriller Caretakers, Joseph in a televised stage production about the biblical Joseph, Persian Emperor Artaxerxes in a televised production of Esther, and many others.
Konstantin stays active in theater when time permits, and most recently played 3 different parts in a Fringe 2017 production of The Physicists (Durrenmatt, directed by Ye’ela Rosenfeld).
Konstantin is a voice over professional and loves doing plentiful ADR and looping sessions for various projects. In the world of Gaming, his most recent credits include the WarCrier in Mad Max and consulting and recording several voices in Metal Gear – Solid.
Konstantin’s work in Russia gave him a substantial fan following for the romantic leading role of Dr. Orlov in the hugely successful feature, “Happy 8th of March, Gentlemen!” and comedic parts in “Kitchen” (rated most popular SitCom for several years) and “Eternal Vacation” (A new hit SitCom), as well as a Spetsnaz commando leader in a recent action-packed, futuristic “Mafia – The Survival Game”.
Konstantin believes in hard work and continues studying and developing himself as a person and as an actor. He dedicates most of his spare time to his family, and enjoys the ocean, cooking and reading. He considers the most important values of a person to be family, honesty, responsibility, intelligence and positivity.