Actors Profiles
(roughly translated from the show's official site
. . . many thanks to Cousin Yelena for some much needed corrections!)

ARTYOM SEMAKIN (plays Andrei Ruzhentsev)

Biography

Graduated VTU.  Television: "Do Not Be Borne by Beautiful," "Simple Truths," "FM and Children," "Rider on the Name Death," "Wolfhound," "Kamenskaya" (3 part).  Artistic films "Pieter FM," "Star," "Last Week - 3rd."

Description of the character

Andrei is an intelligent 26 year old who dreams of becoming a photographic artist and to live independently.  Ironic and even moderately cynical, not very compatible with life, in many ways weak and terribly unlucky - his fortune has not been obtained thus far!

For a long time Andrei lived with his parents in a small Russian town.  Due to an inheritance from his grandmother he was able to move to a small apartment in Moscow with another relative where he attended school until he graduated in his third year.  His dream is to become a photographic artist and to live on his own.  After living for three years in the city he is a true Moscovite and finally able to move into his own apartment.  The unexpected arrival of Ivan interferes with his longed-for secluded life, but his attitude slowly begins to change.

On working on this project

"Very recently ended on the tele-novel "Do Not Be Borne by Beautiful."  But sitcom - this is something else.  Everything differs: situation, the relation between the people.  I will not say that they are worse or better.  It is simply different.  Do I get tired?  If I have to be honest, then yes.  But this is a good fatigue; it's right.  Command is class.  I'm very glad that my partner in this show is Anton Eldarov, he is a good artist.  Prior to the beginning of work in the "Brothers Differently" we were familiar with one another - we were in an acting program together.  But here we are working together for the first time ".

 

ANTON EL'DAROV (plays Ivan Zyamzyulin)

Biography

Studied in the central musical school with the Moscow state conservatory.  Finished THE VGIK in 2001 (workshop G. Taratorkina).  Worked in the theater of Gogol performing in many plays.  Participated in the play of "Voytsek" of the center of dramaturgy and direction under the management of A. Kazantseva and M. Roshchina.  Television: "Soldiers," "The Incident of Kukotskogo," "Jail: Fedor Sechenov's Matter," "Michel Lermontov," "From the Love to Kokhannya," "Service 21."

Description of the character

A distant relative of Andrei, Ivan is from a remote settlement where he was the only person who went to a school of higher education.  He worked as a shepherd, combining those responsibilities while working as a teacher.

In his home country he was considered a very clever person.  He was famous for being funny and had a reputation for laughing loudly at his own jokes.  "Joke - humor - this I can!" is the dear expression of Ivan (editor's note - this would be the equivalent of Balki's "Where do I come up with them?").  He was betrothed by his father to Dardanelle from birth but wishing to avoid this marriage he runs away to the capital of Moscow.

Ivan is childishly enthusiastic, naive, sincere and believes in the unshakable force of family ties.  He is prepared to come to the aid of someone he doesn't even know, which makes him absolutely open-hearted.  He is merry, good, inventive and resourceful.  Ivan is not cut out for life in the big city but still approaches it with total energy and optimism.  He speaks with a sufficiently strong accent and often speaks in malapropisms so common sayings come out wrong, such as "If on the street it goes snow - it means, on the street coldly" and similar misquotes.  He looks up to Andrei in every way possible as a guardian, almost idolizing him.

On working on this project

"I have over time played many nationalities: Uzbeks, Jews, Ukrainians.  This time I'm in the role of a Caucasian (from Caucus mountain range on southern edge of Russia) for the second time.  And I have roots in that area.  My great-grandfather was Armenian and one of the founders of Yerevan State Conservatory.

"Thus far everything is wonderful.  True it is necessary to speak with the slightly exaggerated Caucasian accent - I do not know what nationality my hero is, it's not defined concretely.  It occurs to me that even when I go home I begin to speak with the accent and this is strange for my 4 1/2 and 8 month old children."

 

OLEG KOMAROV (plays Arkady Mikhaylovich Nechaev)

Biography

Graduated from Sverdlovsk State Theatrical Institute.  Films: "Old Jades," "Brother - 2."  Television series: "Esenin," "Emergency Medical Service," "Stoppage on the Requirement" and others.

Description of the character

The manager of the antique store where Ivan and Andrey work.  Vital credo - zhlob (clumsy, stupid and greedy people).  He loves to make himself feel important and in charge by surrounding himself with people he perceives to be complete idiots so that he may use them.  He loves to feel pompous and behaves boorishly to those he thinks are weak.  He is married and fears his wife since his father-in-law is a rich and influential man.  He is a player and does his best to hide this from his wife.

On working on this project

"I agreed to this project without reservation.  It seems that is will be entertaining and funny to the viewers.  Action shows and amorous melodramas are old hat.  Our cast is outstanding and a bond formed between us . . . it was established immediately because my wife on the series is a good actress.  We played together in other shows.  Then we met for the first time with Anton.  After several days we were working well together, we all understood one another and help each other.

"I play a man who has dollar signs in his eyes.  He is the player who cannot stop.  I originally wanted to make him more rigid but after looking at the first episodes I realized that this is uninteresting.  I began to create some special things for my character.  I call Ivan "error of the mountains."  We work from scripts but once in a while we improvise something as we work!  But to me it's very comfortable here.  They feed me well and worry about me!"

 

MARINA YESIPENKO (Tamara Mikhaylovna Nechaeva)

Biography

Graduated from theatrical school.  Afterwards was immediately accepted to theater group and performed on stage in many plays.  Films: "Kursk fank," "Dies Soul," "Last Love of Mayakovskiy."  Television Series: "Aleksandrovsk Garden," "Aleksandrovsk Garden - 2."

Description of the character

Married to Arkady, Tamara is a housewife, practical and good-natured, half of the family of Nechaevy.  In contrast to her meager and grumbling husband, Tamara sympathizes with his workers, frequently paying them the bonuses which her husband prefers to forget.  In this case she rules her husband with an iron fist and he is under her heel.

On working on this project

"I'm feeling more and more comfortable working on a sitcom.  When I began I was a dramatic theatre actress and was not sure about working in comedy.  But I grew to enjoy it.

"I obtain great pleasure from working here and working with the other actors because the younger actors are good and the greatest enjoyment for an actor comes from working well in a partnership.  When you don't get anything from your acting partners the result is not very good.  We will hope that everything will be good.  As far as Tamara Nechaeva is concerned, I don't know my heroine very well, but the series has only just begun and I hope that I will be increasingly more interesting and that my character grows more diverse."