Dimitri Diatchenko was an American actor and musician who is best known for his work in shows such as "Sons of Anarchy," "Bones," and "How I Met Your Mother." He was also in the news in 2015 for killing and eating his girlfriend's rabbit.
Dimitri Diatchenko Is Dead At the Age of 52
Dmitri Diatchenko was found dead on Wednesday, 22 April 2020, at his home in Daytona Beach, Florida, by a law enforcement officer. A wellness check was asked by his sister Athena Christoforakis after the actor did not receive family members' calls since Monday. It is presumed he died late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.
At first glance, there are no signs of foul play, and the cause of death is yet to be determined. However, it is reported that Diatchenko suffered electrocution at his workplace a few days ago, so it is believed he might have died because of the complications of the electric shock.
Was Dimitri Diatchenko Married? Or Had Any Children?
At the time of death, Dimitri was not married or was in any significant relationship. It seems like he was living alone at his home with his dog Bama.
As for the children, it is not clear if the 52-year-old actor had any. Most of the pictures on his social media are with his dog. However, in 2019, he posted a picture of a little girl and wrote. This is just a really cool photo that made me smile. Ya gotta love dogs and their interactions with kids.
Not sure if the girl in the picture is his daughter or some relative nonetheless, it was taken in his home, so she is someone he knows.
Dimitri Diatchenko Killed and Ate His Ex-Girlfriend Rabbit
In December 2014, Dimitri Diatchenko was charged after his ex-girlfriend accused that he killed her pet rabbit, ate it, and even sent out photos to her.
According to her ex-girlfriend, who chose to remain anonymous, the ex-couple was living together for some time after a breakup. However, when one day she suggested that they should no longer be roommates, the "Chernobyl Diaries" actor got angry and performed this disgusting act when she was not at home.
The 6 feet 2 inches tall actor skinned the pet rabbit, cooked it, and ate half of it while sending her step-by-step pictures of what he did. Also, when she returned, he allegedly told her he would do the same to her.
At first, Diatchenko denied the allegations and said that he turned the ex-girlfriend's rabbit loose and instead purchased rabbit meat to make her think it was the pet he had eaten.
However, in September 2015, the actor pleaded no contest to killing, cooking, and eating his ex-girlfriend's pet rabbit. He was sentenced to three years of formal probation, 60 days of community service, and 48 hours of animal cruelty counseling.
Dimitri Diatchenko Career and Net Worth
Dimitri started acting in the 1990s when he was in college in Florida. For six years, he worked on Florida-based projects, and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting professionally.
Sadly the blue-eyed actor did not get success overnight. He was able to establish himself after working as a character actor in more than eighty projects. He is best known for his work in "Sons of Anarchy," "How I Met Your Mother," "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," and "Bones." In Sons of Anarchy, he co-starred with Kim Coates.
In addition to being an actor, The San Francisco native was a trained classical guitarist. He has four guitar CDS released as well as his original composition titled, Tango en Paraiso is featured on the soundtrack for his film, "Remarkable Power."
Diatchenko was famous for his flawless Russian accent and his ability to do different dialects. As a result, he is regularly approached for voice acting. In addition to providing a voice to popular shows such as "Family Guy," he has provided a voice to many video games.
Overall Net Worth
Diatchenko was an established actor and talented musician who was active in showbiz for more than thirty years. His total net worth is estimated to be $500,000.
Quick Facts: Dimitri Diatchenko
- Diatchenko was born in San Francisco. California,
- He was attacked by a wolf in Lake Tahoe when he was three years old. His face was badly hurt, and he needed 250 stitches.
- Dimitri's father, Nikolai Diatchenko, is an immigrant from Ukraine.
- His mother was of Greek and Swedish descent.
- Dimitri grew up with three sisters and a brother, all younger. The sisters are Noela, Sofia, and Athena, and his brother is Dino.
- He is a former national Tae Kwon Do heavyweight champion.
- Diatchenko began classical guitar lessons at the age of seven
- He has black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Kenpo Karate and has studied boxing and arnis.
- He attended Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts.
- He studied classical guitar at Stetson University in Deland, Florida as a scholarship music student.
- In April 1996, he graduated from Florida State University with a degree in music studies.
- He loves dogs, and his favorites are Rottweilers, American Bulldogs, and Pitbulls.
Dimitri Diatchenko Affairs
First Affair with Unknown
Dimitri Diatchenko Killed and ate his ex-girlfriend rabbit. The actor was charged and sentenced in 2015 for animal cruelty.