David Vadim - Biography

David Vadim was born in Ukraine and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up competing in sanctioned no-rules fighting and eventually transitioned to boxing. He wrote about his experiences in the ring in a series of short stories. His story Boredom was adapted to the stage, which led to David developing a deep interest in theatre, performing Off-Broadway and soon getting discovered for his portrayal of the poet Arthur Rimbaud.

David's screen career began with the role of Sasha in James Gray's 1994 film Little Odessa, starring Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Maximilian Schell, and Vanessa Redgrave. Since then David has worked with such internationally acclaimed directors as Ridley Scott, Wolfgang Peterson, Ron Howard, and Martin Scorsese, co-starring in box office hits Air Force One, G.I. Jane, Ransom, as well as Holy Rollers, Brooklyn Babylon, Side Streets, Punisher: War Zone, The Briefcase, Little New York and Path To 911, among others. Also David's portrayal of the corrupt Detective Montini in Steven Seagal's Exit Wounds brought him wide international recognition.

In addition to guest starring on Law and Order, Third Watch, Street Time, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Fringe, Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, Person Of Interest, and Daredevil, David had a recurring role in Denis Leary's Rescue Me - playing the lovable Paulie, a mentally disabled young man "adopted" by the fire house crew. More recently David portrayed General Nikolai Timoshev in Gavin O'Connor's pilot episode of The Americans, FX's cold war hit. In 2014 David landed the role of SVR Resident Gennady Isakov in George Nolfi's spy drama Allegiance on NBC, co-starring Hope Davis, Scott Cohen and Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito. David can also be seen as Luka Melnik, The Ukrainian foreign minister on CBS's Madame Secretary, and will appear as Hilly Krystal, the creator of the iconic NYC club CBGB, in Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter's new HBO series Vinyl,

Whether on set, consulting the famed LaGuardia School of Performing Arts on his acting technique, or working with top managers and agents, David is dedicated to helping his clients reach their specific needs.