Zinovy Vysokovsky

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Zinovy Vysokovsky
Born Zinovy Moiseevich Vysokovsky
(1932-11-28)November 28, 1932
Taganrog, USSR
Died August 3, 2009(2009-08-03) (aged 76)
Moscow, Russia
Occupation Actor

Zinovy Moiseevich Vysokovsky Russian: Зиновий Моисеевич Высоковский (28 November 1932 – 3 August 2009) was a Soviet and Russian theater and movie actor and variety performer. In 1978 he was awarded the People's Artist of the RSFSR. He was born in Taganrog, USSR.


In 1952 Zinovy Vysokovsky graduated with honors from the Chekhov Gymnasium. He went to Moscow with the intention to enter the Shchukin Drama School. He failed to be accepted and instead got an education in automation and space telemechanics at the Taganrog State University of Radioengineering. At the same time he kept trying to enter the Shchukin School and finally succeeded in 1957.

In 1961 Vysokovsky joined the troupe of the Moscow Miniature Theatre.

Vysokovsky earned popularity as an actor both on stage and screen. In the regular television program Kabachok 13 Stulyev (Small Restaurant ‘13 Chairs’) he played the part of Pan Zyuzya. Vysokovsky also worked as a comedian in a number of solo programs.


  • 1964 – The Alive and the Dead – Mishka
  • 1965 – “The Friends through the Years”
  • 1968 – “One More Time about Love”
  • 1969 – “Small Restaurant '13 Chairs'” – Pan Zyuzya
  • 1974 – “The Marriage of Figaro” – Bartolo
  • 1975 – “Small Comedies of the Big House”
  • 1982 – “Through the Looking Glass”
  • 2006 – “The Soviet Park”

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