BIOGRAPHY

 

AG is one of the most talented multilingual european actor. German based and speaks fluent Russian and German. He is highly skilled in combat, horse riding and has many TV & Film credits including Inglourious Basterds.

 

 

Andrew Gruz was born as Andreas Grusinski in 1984 in Smolensk, RSFSR, USSR. 

He came in May 1990 with his family to Germany, where the small town Nidda in Wetteraukreis / Hesse was their new place of life. When he secretly watched the movie Bloodsport with Jean-Claude Van Damme together with his brother at the age of six, he became a desire to become an actor. The films of Van Damme animated martial arts. At the KKBC in Hungen he learned karate and kickboxing under the direction of Oliver Storck. Grusinski was several times the International German Champion in competitions of the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations in 2004 he succeeded with the World Cup victory his biggest tournament success. Grusinski is also carrier of the Black Belt 2nd degree in kickboxing.

 

After the 12th grade he left the Gymnasium of the Wetteraukreis in Nidda and went in 2004 first to the Bundeswehr.

 

Andreas Grusinski subsequently completed a one-year stuntman training with stunt coordinator Michael Mohr at Movie Park Germany in 2006-2007, where he also worked in theatrical productions, shows and various film productions. After a first workshop, he was immediately committed to the RTL series Alarm for Cobra 11 - The Motorway Police and

received for a year and a half the first role of the stunt show "Movie Park" in Bottrop.

 

He then graduated 2007-2011 his acting education at the Schauspiel Zentrum (former German Center for Drama and Film) under the direction of Arved Birnbaum. He had theatrical engagements at the beginning of his acting career at the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Haus in Düsseldorf, at the stage of the cultures in Cologne and at the theater "Das Spielbrett" in Cologne.

He now works exclusively for film and television.

 

Since 2007 Grusinski is in front of the camera as a performer and stuntman. He has appeared in theatrical productions, television films, television series and a few short films. Several times he took over characters with Russian or Eastern European background; he was also heard in his roles several times in his mother tongue Russian.

 

In the first film of the ZDF crime series Der Taunuskrimi, and the television movie 'Snow White must die' (first broadcast: February 2013), he had a supporting role; He played Frank Pietsch, a member of a village friend clique who participates in a gang rape.

 

He also had episodes roles u. a. In the TV Series Alarm for Cobra 11 - The Highway Police (2011), Schmidt & Schmitt - We ascertain in each case (2011, as Novosibirsk-born cleaner and expectant father Boreslav), a case for two (2013, as Eastern European mafioso and kidnapper Gareli ), Koslowski & Haferkamp (2014, as Holger Pester implicated in a kidnapping by his sister), Lindenstraße (2014) and The Public Prosecutor (2017).

 

 In the RTL series All in all he had from 2014 to 2015 a recurring serial part role as drug dealer Ruben Jackesch. Grusinski also performs internationally under the name Andrew Gruz. He currently lives in the near of Cologne.

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