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Andrew kogolenok

Andrei Kogolenok

ABOUT

Andrei Kogolenok is an actor and filmmaker born in Minsk, Belarus. There wasn’t much work for young Andrei so at the age of 17 he moved to America to pursue an acting career. On arrival, he signed with a talent agent (Ezme Arana) and a manager (Wayne Gasser) and has since been in 3 feature films, 2 TV episodes, 3 web series, 8 short films, 4 plays, 3 music videos, and a musical. 

Andrei’s career began in 2007 when was a dancer in pop and contemporary genres and performed all over Belarus for nearly 5 years. He then became fascinated by filmmaking when he wrote his first film at the age of 13. Andrei was inspired to enroll in a film and acting school where he starred in, wrote, and directed student projects. At the age of 15, he was encouraged to pursue an acting career by his acting coach. Upon his arrival to America, an agent scouted him on social media and offered to represent him. Andrei speaks 3 languages: English, Belarusian, and Russian. Andrei frequently works with accents for his characters including British, Russian, Dutch, and Irish.

Screen work: Andrei’s first leading role was as Calvin Rose in the feature film “Hold Me Softly” (2021) filmed in Phoenix, Arizona. In May of 2022, he starred in an episode for a web series “My Nineties.” In October of 2022, Andrei portrayed Chase Greyhound, a manipulative villain, in “Wander Woman”. I November of 2023 Andrei played David in the vertical web-series “Mr. Santa, I Want You Back.” In January of 2024 Andrei played young Clive in a SAG feature film “The Christmas Letter” (starring Chevy Chase). In  February of 2024 Andrei joined the cast of “Submitting” – another vertical web-series. In March of 2024, Andrei worked on a short film about the Russian – Ukrainian war and a mini series “The Revolution” for Fox Nation. Andrei played George Washington’s translator. Currently, Andrei is working on his directing debut of the short film “For Them”.

Stage work: In September of 2022, Andrei made his off-Broadway debut in the play “The Dark Stone” by Alberto Conejero. Based on the true events during the Spanish Civil War and Federico García Lorca. In August of 2023 Andrei played the god of death Jaguar in the staged reading of “En Las Sombras” for Parity Productions. Andrei has also performed in the play “An Adjustment of Love” at the New York Theater Festival in November of 2021. In January of 2022, he portrayed Vince in “The Blood Orange” (an off-off-broadway musical).