Khokhriakov, Viktor

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Khokhriakov, Viktor Ivanovich


Born July 13 (26), 1913, in Ufa. Soviet Russian actor. People’s Artist of the USSR (1973). Memberof the CPSU since 1939.

Khokhriakov graduated from the Leningrad Theatrical Technicum in 1933. He worked at the Kharkov Theater of Russian Drama from 1933 to 1940 and at the Moscow Central Theater of Transport from 1940 to 1953. In 1953 he joined the Malyi Theater.

Khokhriakov’s roles at the Central Theater of Railroad Transport included Globa in Simonov’s Russian People, Vershinin in Vs. Ivanov’s Armored Train 14–69, and Telegin in a dramatization of A. N. Tolstoy’s Road to Calvary. At the Malyi Theater he played General Rybakov in Gusev’s Ivan Rybakov, Mitrich in L. N. Tolstoy’s The Power of Darkness, Lup-Kleshnin in A. K. Tolstoy’s Tsar Fedor Ioannovich, General Ermakov in Mdivani’s Your Uncle Misha, Dvoetochie in Gorky’s The Summer People, Akhov in Ostrovskii’s Even a Cat Has Lean Times (which Kho-khriakov also directed), and Famusov in Griboedov’s Woe From Wit.

In 1957, Khokhriakov staged Wuolijoki’s The Stone Nest at the Malyi Theater, jointly with M. N. Gladkov. He also appeared in the films In the Name of Life, The Young Guard, and The Mistake of Honoré de Balzac.

Khokhriakov was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1949 and 1951. He was also the recipient of the Order of the October Revolution, two other orders, and several medals.

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