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Actor, Model, Voiceover



Age Range

25 - 45 years old


White, Other, Middle-Eastern


185 cm


85 kg

Body Type


Hair Color


Eye Color



China: Beijing



Actor Experience


Mandarin Skill

average rating is 4 out of 5

English Skill

average rating is 4 out of 5

Other Languages

Finnish, Russian, Chinese (Dialect)


Yuri Khlystov is an Actor, Model, Producer, & Casting Director. Known for Chinese Zodiac (2012), Unstoppable (2018), and Operation Red Sea (2018), he has worked with top Chinese/Hong Kong actors and global movie stars, including Andy Lao, Gong Li, Bo Huang, Xiaoming Huang, Ma Dong-seok, Song Ji-Hyo, Yi Zhang, Lee Jung-jae, and Liam Neeson. In the last decade, Yuri has acted in 20+ movies and worked with China's leading directors and producers like Chen Kaige, Li Jun, Zhang Yimou, and Jackie Chan.

Born on April 2, 1985, in Minsk, Belarus, Yuri moved to Finland at age 18 to study Film and Television and graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2009. He had always been fascinated by the Chinese film industry and Kung-fu and spent his childhood watching Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, and Andy Lao.
With the hopes of experiencing the China film industry and culture first-hand, Yuri traveled to Beijing, China, in 2008, following Beijing Olympics, and moved permanently a year later. In 2010, he entered the Chinese Showbiz industry to realize his lifelong dream and launched his entertainment career. Since then, Yuri has appeared in numerous movies, TV shows, documentaries, commercials, 3D/online games, and animated films and has also been featured on CCTV News and China Radio International (CRI).

Fluent in English, Russian, and Chinese (Mandarin), Yuri is a highly versatile actor skilled in Martial Arts and Chinese Kung-Fu. He is also trained in Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing and is an adept swimmer, racer, shooter, and rock climber. Yuri also knows how to ski/snowboard and plays and avidly follows sports like Ping Pong, Karts Racing, Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, and Badminton. Additionally, he can also dance and knows Yoga.

Following his idols, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Andy Lao, Yuri remains open to different roles and has played diverse characters. He acted as a Russian Mercenary in Chinese Zodiac (2012), British Council Employee in Deng Xiaoping at History’s Crossroads (2014), Military Man in Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite (2016), Wedding Photographer in Bad Daughter (2018), Serviceman in Operation Red Sea (2018), Santa Clause in Begin, Again (2019), Casino Staff Member in Unstoppable (2019), Army Officer in Ocean Rescue (2020), Referee in Leap (2020), Booker’s Assistant in Kun Lun Gui (2020), and US Marine Corp Soldier in The Battle at Lake Changjin (2021).

In addition, Yuri has acted in multiple TV series, including Ivy Monsters and The Silicon Wave, and TV commercials for CICC, Foton Motor Corp, Mengniu Dairy, Steakhouse, Dettol, & Visa, portraying a range of characters like engineer, creative designer, and assistant. He has also been featured as an animated character and voiceover artist in 3D/Online games like Cash Frenzy Casino and D-War.
During his career, Yuri has acted in numerous action-thriller and dramas. He is a fitness enthusiast who follows a vigorous lifestyle and works out regularly. And this helped him land roles as a soldier, spy, military man, and mercenary in numerous movies and TV series.

An actor, entertainer, and artist, Yuri is passionate about delivering memorable experiences and is always ready for new challenges. Adamant to grow as an artist and performer, he never limits himself to a genre or style and loves to live beyond his comfort zone.

Yuri’s latest work includes a stint as a US Army Soldier in the movie The Great War, directed by Kaige Chen and scheduled to release on October 1, 2023, and is acting alongside Andy Lau, Xuan Huang, and Jason Gu in Mosike xingdong, a film currently in post-production.

- Yuri is a die-hard sports fan and traveled to Beijing to watch the Olympics.
- Worked with the three highest-acclaimed directors in China.
- Studied Film and Television at a top-ranked university in Finland.
- He loves to cycle, snowboard, and explore the outdoors.
- Also holds a dual driving license (Chinese and European).
- He weighs 85 KG and stands at 185 CM height.
- A model, producer, and casting director.
- Also works as a voiceover artist.
- Co-founded and is the CEO of Beijing-based Recruitment Agency.
- He plays “Tom” in the upcoming TV Series “Battle of Triangle Hill.”
- Speaks Finnish.


Training and Skills

特别技能: 武术、中国功夫、游泳、潜水、射击、攀岩、滑雪、赛车、单板滑雪、跳舞、瑜伽、MMA、拳击、骑自行车、卡丁车、踢足球、打网球、打乒乓球、打排球、打篮球、打羽毛球。 Special Skills: Martial Arts, Chinese Kongfu, Swimming, Diving, Shooting, Racing, Rock Climbing, Ski, Snowboarding, Dancing, Yoga, MMA, Boxing, Cycling, Karts Racing, Football, Tennis, Ping Pong, Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton.

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