Actor Chris Ashworth

Christopher Michael Ashworth (born March 13, 1975 in Farmville, Virginia), better known as simply Chris Ashworth, is an American actor, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Sergei Malatov on The Wire. He commonly plays characters from Eastern Europe due to his ability to mimic accents and dialects.

Ashworth began training in martial arts, particularly Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, in 1993. He also earned two Associates’ degrees, Criminal Justice & General Studies, and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He made his acting debut in 2000, in the low-budget sci-fi film Aquarius. He followed this up with a number of small roles in higher budget films such as Cecil B. DeMented, The Replacements and The Watcher before eventually landing a regular role on The Wire’s second season in 2003. He has since appeared in numerous other films and television series including Without a Trace, The Lost Room and Terminator Salvation.



Year Film Role Notes
2000 Aquarius Gan/Marcus Pavlof
2000 Cecil B. DeMented News Camera man Uncredited
2000 The Replacements Sentinels Player #38 Uncredited
2000 The Watcher S.W.A.T. Team Leader Uncredited
2004 Mafioso: The Father, the Son Surfer Boy
2004 Hitch Derek
2005 The Refuge Michael
2008 Love Lies Bleeding Eddie
2008 Sex and Lies in Sin City: The Ted Binion Scandal Frank Lipjanic TV film
2009 Terminator Salvation Richter
2013 Space Warriors Cosmonaut Yuri TV film
2013 The Demented Military Soldier
2014 13 Sins Park Police Officer
2015 Hero of the Underworld Chris
2016 Deepwater Horizon Coast Guard Commander


Year Show Role Notes
2003 Critical Rescue Dennis Clapp 1 episode
2003–2008 The Wire Sergei Malatov 11 episodes
2005 America’s Most Wanted Phillip Saul 1 episode
2006 The Lost Room Kreutzfeld Guard #2 1 episode
2008 Without a Trace Lt. Rick Cheever 1 episode
2012 Justified Trooper Roby 1 episode
2014 Those Who Kill Officer Cridge 2 episodes
2016 Underground Hollander 2 episodes
2016 Outsiders Merrimac Cop #2 1 episode
2016 Turn: Washington’s Spies Steer 1 episode
2018 Sneaky Pete Miro 5 episodes
2018 Deception Ominous Man 1 episode
2018 Elementary Doron 1 episode
2019 Bosch Vardy

External Links

Actor Chris Ashworth – Wikipedia

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