RAVIL Isyanov was best known for his role in NCIS: Los Angeles.
On October 13, 2021, it was announced that Isyanov passed away at 59-years-old.
What was NCIS actor Ravil Isyanov?
Ravil Isyanov is a Soviet-born American actor.
He is known for his roles in Defiance, K-19: The Widowmaker, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and NCIS.
The character actor was born on August 20, 1962 in Voskresensk, Russia, which was then still a part of the Soviet Union.
He was drawn to the arts as a young child when he studied directing at the Perm Institute of Culture after graduating from high school in 1980.
He was forced to leave the program in 1982 to complete a two-year mandatory military service in the Soviet Air Force, where he was stationed in the Russian Far East.
The gifted actor worked at the Khabarovsk Theatre for two seasons before he was accepted into a highly competitive acting program at the Moscow Arts Theatre school in 1986.
He moved to LA in 1998, earning 77 credits while often playing characters of Russian descent.
He completed two upcoming movies prior to his death: Blonde and 25 Cents Per Minute.
His other film credits include The Good German, Along Came a Spider, The Jackal, The Saint, Hamlet, Golden Eye, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Stalin and Back in the U.S.S.R.
What was his cause of death?
It was announced that Isyanov sadly at passed away at his home in Los Angeles "after a long illness," according to Deadline.
Isyanov is survived by his wife Erika and his daughter Gulya.
Isyanov's peers and fans took to Twitter to pay their respects to the late actor.
“I worked with Ravil Isyanov when he was on 24, he was one of #JulianSands thugs,” former 24 executive producer Jon Cassar wrote on Twitter. “Great actor and even nicer guy.”
"Ravil Isyanov was absolutely amazing as Kirkin on @NCISLA. His passing is so tragic. May he Rest In Peace," a fan wrote.
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