Odin Biron, actor, Berlin
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  • Actor
Born 1984 in USA (37 Years)

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish Russian
DialectsAmerican (Standard) (Native dialect)
SingingClassic Rock/Pop
Instrumentsviola violin
Skills (dance)Contemporary Dance
Immediate working areaBerlin
2nd residence (if applicable)Chicago
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin
NationalityU.S.-American
LicencesB (car) [eu]
Further referencesMikhail Baryshnikov - BAC (NYC)
Kirill Serebrennikov - Gogol Center (Moscow)
Viktor Ryzhakov - Sovremennik Theater (Moscow)
Dr. Anatoly Smelyansky - Dean, Moscow Art Theater School-Studio (2000-2018)
Preston Whiteway - Tribeca Films (NYC)

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About Odin Biron

Berlin-based actor, originally from Duluth, MN (USA). Graduated with honors from the Moscow Art Theater in 2009, one of only two Americans and a handful of foreigners to have ever graduated from the traditional (Russian-language) acting program.

With a Golden Leaf award in hand for his MXAT performance of Hamlet (three years after beginning his studies of the Russian language), Odin immediately began working at Moscow's Satyricon Theater as a troupe actor. Two years of work at the Satyricon was followed by a five-year run as beloved intern Phil Richards on Russia's most popular sitcom "Interns".

In 2013, an unexpected invitation from famed director Kirill Serebrennikov ("The Student", "Petrov's Flu", "Leto") to play the lead role of Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov in his staging of Nikolai Gogol's "Dead Souls" lead to eight prolific years as a troupe actor at Russia's most renowned avant-garde theater - Gogol Center. Nearly fifteen premiers during that time, two Golden Mask nominations for best actor, multiple international festivals, including two residencies at Festival d'Avignon ( Dead Souls 2016, Outside 2019) and an upcoming engagement at the Palais de Papes in the Festival's 2022 official program ("The Black Monk").

In May 2022 Odin will premiere his first lead role in a feature film: K. Serebrennikov's newest film "Tchaikovsky's Wife" (Pyotr Tchaikovsky).

Training

Year 
2005 to 2009Moscow Art Theatre School (Dramatic Actor of Film and Stage)
2003 to 2005University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) (BFA in Music Theater (incomplete))

Awards

YearAward
2019Golden Mask - Best Actor, "Save the Orchid" (nominee)
2016Golden Mask - Best Actor, "The Trout Breaks Through the Ice" (nominee)
2009Golden Leaf

Projects as actor

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YearTitleGenreDirectorRole
2022Tchaikovsky's Wife
Pyotr Tchaikovsky [L]
Feature FilmKirill SerebrennikovPyotr Tchaikovsky [L]
2020The Optimists - A Cuban Affair
Philippe Bradley [L]
TV Series, Russia 1 [ru]Alexei PopogrebskyPhilippe Bradley [L]
2020Karamora
Arthur [SR]
TV SeriesDanila KozlovskiyArthur [SR]
201916/8
Actor [L]
Short FilmSasha Leonard ParacelsActor [L]
2019Russian Affairs
Vasiliy [SRE]
TV Series, Amazon Prime VideoDarya ZhukVasiliy [SRE]
2018Trinity Sunday
Psychotherapist Peter [SR]
Feature FilmYang GePsychotherapist Peter [SR]
2017Maximum Impact
P.B. Flloyd [SR]
Feature FilmAndrzej BartkowiakP.B. Flloyd [SR]
2015Interny
Phil Richards [SS]
TV Series, TNT [ru]Radda NovikovaPhil Richards [SS]
2014Interny
Phil Richards [SS]
TV Series, TNT [ru]Radda NovikovaPhil Richards [SS]
201412 Mesyatsev - Novaya Skazka
Iyul [SR]
Feature FilmDenis EleonskiyIyul [SR]
2013Interny
Phil Richards [SS]
TV Series, TNT [ru]Radda NovikovaPhil Richards [SS]
2013Interny
Phil Richards [SS]
TV Series, TNT [ru]Radda NovikovaPhil Richards [SS]
2013Spiral
Sasha [SR]
Feature FilmAndrey VolginSasha [SR]
2012Interny
Phil Richards [SS]
TV Series, TNT [ru]Radda NovikovaPhil Richards [SS]
2012Interny
Phil Richards [SS]
TV Series, TNT [ru]Radda NovikovaPhil Richards [SS]
2012Pelmeni
Alex [SR]
Feature FilmGennady OstrovskiAlex [SR]
2011Interny
Phil Richards [SS]
TV Series, TNT [ru]Radda NovikovaPhil Richards [SS]
2010Interny
Phil Richards [SS]
TV Series, TNT [ru]Radda NovikovaPhil Richards [SS]

Projects as voice actor / speaker

YearTitleGenreRoleActor
2020Petrov's FluFeature FilmVocals

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2022The Red OneThe Red OneKirill SerebrennikovThe Dutch National Opera and Ballet
2022The Black MonkAndrey KovrinKirill SerebrennikovThalia Theater (Hamburg)
2019 - TodaySave the OrchidVladVladislav NastavshevGogol Center
2019 - TodayOutsideThe EscapeeKirill SerebrennikovFestival d’Avignon 2019
2018 - TodayBaroccoThe ArtistKirill SerebrennikovGogol Center
2017 - TodayThe Trout Breaks Through the IceMikhail KuzminVladislav NastavshevGogol Center
2016 - TodayKafkaOtto PickKirill SerebrennikovGogol Center
2015 - TodayDead SoulsPavel Ivanovich ChichikovKirill SerebrennikovGogol Center (Festival d’Avignon 2016)

Basic data

Height184 cm
Weight75 kg - 165 lb.
Body typeathletic-sporty
Clothing sizeM, 31-32 waist, 42 shoe
Ethnic appearancewhite central european
Hair colourbrown
Hair lengthshort
Eye colourblue-green
NationalityU.S.-American
LanguagesEnglish Russian
DialectsAmerican (Standard) (Native dialect)
Voice typecountertenor/altus
SingingClassic Rock/Pop
Instrumentsviola violin
Skills (dance)Contemporary Dance
Special skillsMelodious teeth tapping
Experience abroadEastern Europe: Russia
Western Europe: France, Germany
LicencesB (car) [eu]
Further referencesMikhail Baryshnikov - BAC (NYC)
Kirill Serebrennikov - Gogol Center (Moscow)
Viktor Ryzhakov - Sovremennik Theater (Moscow)
Dr. Anatoly Smelyansky - Dean, Moscow Art Theater School-Studio (2000-2018)
Preston Whiteway - Tribeca Films (NYC)
Immediate working areaBerlin
2nd residence (if applicable)Chicago
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin