Ivan Shabaltas

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  • Name: Ivan Shabaltas ( Ivan Shabaltas )
  • Date of birth: 20 June 1954
  • Age: 62 years
  • Place of birth: page Cherkas’ka Lozova, Ukraine
  • Activities: actor
  • Marital status: married

    Ivan Shabaltas: biography

    Ivan Shabaltas was born on 20 June 1954 in the village of Cherkas’ka Lozova, which is located nine kilometres from Kharkov. The boy’s parents worked at the plant. Shabaltas grew up a dreamer and a dreamer. Like many children in those years, Ivan dreamed of a career astronaut or pilot. He wanted to fly the plane under the bridge on the river to repeat the feat of his idol, the legendary pilot Chkalov.

    After school, Shaboltas went to Kharkov to apply to aviation Institute. Not believing in the possibility to do without ties, the guy wrote a letter to the famous Soviet cosmonaut Leonov asking for patronage. But soon Ivan was in the hospital with a stomach ulcer and was unable to attend the entrance exams. The guy was forced to go to the factory and wait for the next opportunity arrive. His choice fell on the faculty of physics. But here, the future actor was not lucky on the way to the Institute Ivan met his friend, who literally asked him to do in the Kharkov Institute of arts. The Shabaltas took on actor’s faculty where he studied for two years.

    In 1973, Ivan went to conquer Moscow. He had a long time to get rid of the Ukrainian accent and study the Russian language. But this did not prevent him to go to one of the most prestigious theatrical institutions — GITIS. Shabaltas, received a scholarship, but money is not enough, and the young actor had to earn money as a janitor.

    After graduating with honors from the Institute, the young man left to live in Moscow and began working in the theater. In times of crisis, when money from performances in the theatre and filming a movie critically is not enough, the actor had to earn money as a taxi driver. He has received offers to go and teach in Canada, however, Shabaltas afraid to become a «traitor» after returning to the Soviet Union and refused the offer.


    In 1978, the young actor was assigned to the troupe of the Moscow drama theater. M. N. Yermolova. There Ivan worked for two seasons.

    In 1980 the Shabaltas got a call from Moscow drama theater on Malaya Bronnaya, and was invited to audition for the play «hamlet», who put the famous Director Anatoly Efros. The actor has offered the secondary role of Horatio, Ivan had long dreamed of playing in the play directed and immediately agreed. Moreover, the famous playwright Alexei Arbuzov wrote the play «Memories», where, in his opinion, the main role was to play Ivan Shabaltas and actress Olga Yakovleva. At the same time, the actor received an official offer to move into the troupe of the theater on Malaya Bronnaya.

    His first role in the theatre Ivan played in the performances Efros and Dunayev, who at that time were the leading Directors of the theater. In 1982, he played Andrey Prozorov in the play «Three sisters». The actor also played Belyaeva, a role first played by his colleague Oleg Dal in a production of «a month in the country».

    Today Ivan Shabaltas is one of the leading actors of the theater on Malaya Bronnaya. He plays in productions of «Cyrano de Bergerac», «the Uninvited guest», «Arcadia» and many others.


    The debut of Ivan Shabaltas in the movie coincided with his early career in the theater. In 1978 Director Nikolai Rozanov invited a young and unknown actor in his new film «soar, falcons, eagles!». Ivan played three main roles: grandfather, father and son of the circus dynasty. On large screens the film was released in 1980.

    In 1984, the screens out the military’s three-serial film «the Unknown soldier» where Shabaltas played the role of Sergeant MITI Bokareva. He also often took part in the filming of the dramas, particularly, productions of «a month in the country», «we’re bored» and «Equals to four France».

    In 1986, the Soviet Union fell on hard times. The crisis has not bypassed the field of theatre and cinema. Until 1991, the actor participated in the shooting, he worked as a taxi driver in his car. The first film after a five-year lull was a picture of «the Wilderness» about a mafia gang a provincial town. The Shabaltas got one of the three main roles. After returning to the movies Ivan took part in the filming of the movie «Hooker», «Free men,» «the Thirtieth to destroy» and the television series «Split». In 1996, the screens out the film «Love in Russian 2», where Shabaltas played a military pilot Voronov, and again in his film career came to a five-year break.

    In 2001, Shabaltas starred in the serial film «Thief», by which he was known among Russian viewers. Ivan was especially popular with young girls who bombarded him with letters with declarations of love and went to all his performances. Later was no less colorful and prominent role in the series «Turkish March», «the Fifth angel», «Poor Nastya», «only the beginning».

    Ivan Shabaltas continues to be removed, but agrees to play, not all roles. He considers himself more of an actor and so often refuses to filming due to the tight schedule of theatrical productions.

    Personal life

    Ivan Shabaltas has children from two previous marriages: daughter Anna, who followed in the footsteps of his father and graduated from the GITIS, graduating critic, and son Michael, to whom Ivan gave a musical school on class piano and saxophone. The boy is now with the orchestra perform in Europe.

    In 1999, Ivan met his third current wife Julia. Then he worked as a taxi driver and a girl a ride home, but instead of money, asked for her phone. Between them began an affair, and later they got married. The wife of Shabaltas has nothing to do with theater and art, by profession she is a doctor and works as an administrator at the clinic.

    In his spare time he likes to relax with his family at his dacha near Moscow, where in the future wants to build a big house.


    • Sindikat-2
    • Young people
    • Unknown soldiers
    • Wilderness
    • To love in Russian 2
    • Thief
    • Turkish March
    • The Apocalypse code
    • Margot
    • The man from nowhere


    Ivan Shabaltas

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