Biography

Oleg Aleksandrovich Prudius (Russian: Олег Александрович Прудиус; Ukrainian: Олег Олександрович Прудіус, Oleh Oleksandrovych Prudius; is a Ukrainian American professional wrestler currently signed to Inoki Genome Federation, a Wrestling Promotion in Japan. He was also known by his ring name Vladimir Kozlov (Russian: Владимир Козлов). When competing for WWE, he won the Tag Team Championship once with Santino Marella. He is trained in freestyle wrestling, rugby, football, sambo, kickboxing,judo, and mixed martial arts. Prudius has also worked as a stage and screen actor, notably having a small role in Spike Lee's 25th Hour.,and a walk-on role in the second season of the HBO hit series The Wire. Prudius also had a role in Grindhouse, appearing in the "Werewolf Women of the SS" trailer; he was credited under his real name and his WWE persona for the appearance. He is a former Ohio Valley Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.

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Oleg Aleksandrovich Prudius (Russian: Олег Александрович Прудиус; Ukrainian: Олег Олександрович Прудіус, Oleh Oleksandrovych Prudius; is a Ukrainian American professional wrestler currently signed to Inoki Genome Federation, a Wrestling Promotion in Japan. He was also known by his ring name Vladimir Kozlov (Russian: Владимир Козлов). When competing for WWE, he won the Tag Team Championship once with Santino Marella. He is trained in freestyle wrestling, rugby, football, sambo, kickboxing,judo, and mixed martial arts. Prudius has also worked as a stage and screen actor, notably having a small role in Spike Lee's 25th Hour.,and a walk-on role in the second season of the HBO hit series The Wire. Prudius also had a role in Grindhouse, appearing in the "Werewolf Women of the SS" trailer; he was credited under his real name and his WWE persona for the appearance. He is a former Ohio Valley Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 16

Birthday 1979-04-27

Place of Birth Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

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Also Known As

  • Vladimir Kozlov

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Wolf Warrior 2 as Bear
2017 The Fate of the Furious as Russian Assassin (uncredited)
2017 John Wick: Chapter 2 as Russian Assassin (uncredited)
2011 WWE Elimination Chamber 2011 as Vladimir Kozlov
2011 WWE Royal Rumble 2011 as Vladimir Kozlov
2010 WWE TLC: Tables Ladders & Chairs 2010 as Vladimir Kozlov
2010 WWE Survivor Series 2010 as Vladimir Kozlov
2010 WWE Night of Champions 2010 as Vladimir Kozlov
2010 Satan's Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber
2009 WWE No Way Out 2009 as Vladimir Kozlov
2009 WWE Royal Rumble 2009 as Vladimir Kozlov
2008 WWE Armageddon 2008 as Vladimir Kozlov
2008 WWE Survivor Series 2008 as Vladimir Kozlov
2007 Werewolf Women of the SS
1999 WWE SmackDown Live(9 episodes) as Vladimir Kozlov
1985 The Fantastic Journey of Mr. Bilbo Baggins, the Hobbit as Nori

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