Konstantin Davydov: biography, films and personal life of the actor

Childhood and youth

Teen idol Konstantin Davydov was born in the provincial town of Staraya Kupavna near Moscow. He studied at school and was not much different from his peers, until suddenly, by chance, he ended up on the set of a multi-part action movie about Chechnya called “Code of Honor.” Kostya was 12 years old. The episodic role became his first film work, which overnight turned his whole life around.

Kostya was looking forward to the last call and, having barely received the coveted school certificate, he rushed as fast as he could to submit documents to the famous “Pike” - the Boris Shchukin Theater Institute in Moscow. He was lucky to get into the workshop of Valentina Petrovna Nikolaenko. Anyone who has watched “Wedding in Malinovka” will easily recognize her in the main lyrical heroine of the film – Yarinka.

Valentina Petrovna considered Kostya one of her best students, and her colleagues agreed with her: Davydov was recognized as the best in his graduation. Nikolaenko released the course in 2012.

Student actors do not write dissertations; teachers assess their level of professional suitability based on their final performance. Konstantin Davydov’s course took aim at A.P. Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” and received a standing ovation from the teachers. Konstantin played Baron Tuzenbach so reliably that he was awarded a diploma “For the best performance of the role” at the IV APART theater festival.

TV series "Shameless"

The comedy drama began airing on September 24, 2020. The serial film with Konstantin Davydov is a Russian remake of the British film Shameless, which quickly won the love of the people of the United Kingdom and won the prestigious BAFTA award.

Among the actors who were lucky enough to play key characters was Konstantin Davydov. Phil Gruzdev became his hero. The Russian version of Shameless was directed by Arthur Meer, and the series was produced by Yellow, Black and White.


Kostya Davydov managed to act in parallel with his studies in “Pike”. At the age of 17, he played his namesake Kostya Khokhlov in the detective series Law & Order: Criminal Intent; at 19 he worked with Maxim Averin in the series “Capercaillie. Continuation”, where he played the role of “nerd” Yura; at 22 he became Carlos in the detective series “Beekeeper”; and at 24 he began acting in two TV series at once.

In “Turkish Transit” Davydov played Denis, and in the incredibly popular mystical serial among teenagers “Chernobyl. Exclusion Zone" he got the role of the main character - Pasha Vershinin.

According to the plot of the series, the hero of Konstantin Davydov, Pasha Vershinin, and four of his friends, in pursuit of a thief who sped off on a motorcycle with a large sum of money, find themselves in the exclusion zone - in the “dead” city of Pripyat. Its residents abandoned their houses along with their property and fled away from radiation contamination after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

In addition to Konstantin Davydov, 30 other young actors applied for the role of Pasha Vershinin. The casting was difficult, but Kostya didn’t think about it: he simply fulfilled the director’s tasks, giving his all. When the guy found out that he was approved, he realized: this is a real professional victory, the beginning of difficult work, including on himself.

Series “Chernobyl. Exclusion Zone" is a difficult job for young actors, if only because they do not delegate many dangerous stunts to stuntmen, but perform them themselves. This requires not only good physical preparation, but also the ability to overcome oneself and one’s own fears.

In real life, Konstantin was very nervous, sitting not only behind the wheel, but even in the passenger seat of a car - this was due to an accident he once got into. And according to the script of the series, he had to perform complex stunts in the car. Training with stuntmen helped me overcome my fear. As a result, the actor did an excellent job with the task set by the director.

The young artist was even more afraid of heights than of cars. But one day the hero of Constantine had to climb onto a 30-meter Ferris wheel. He had to get to the very top, and then bring down the heroine of actress Christina Kazinskaya, Anya. Kostya Davydov played the entire episode himself, without changing with the stuntman. It was a real professional feat.

Sometimes unpredictable weather interfered with the filming process: in the heat, the actors had to wear down jackets, and in the icy wind, on the contrary, they walked around naked, as if they were hot. But the viewer is unlikely to notice all these production difficulties, because they remain behind the scenes.

The fame of the series about the exclusion zone overshadowed the artist’s other works, which he delighted fans with in 2014. This is the leading image in the youth comedy "Nerds". The film is about young students, not suited for military service, who end up in a cyber unit. Soon, Davydov’s filmography included minor roles in the medical series “Practice” and the film “Moscow. Three stations."

In 2020, the actor expanded his repertoire with an episode in the drama “The Green Carriage” with Andrei Merzlikin in the title role. The film, directed by Oleg Asadulin, started at the Vladimir Cherry Film Festival, where it received warm reviews from viewers and critics. But all these works did not bring the artist proper professional satisfaction.

In 2020, in an interview, Konstantin announced that he was ending his film career. He considers himself an actor of one role, so he plans to begin a new period in his creative biography. The artist is passionate about music and believes that he has more prospects in the musical field than in cinema.

Nevertheless, Davydov continued to work on subsequent seasons of Chernobyl, the second of which was created abroad - in Latvia and the USA. According to the plot of the film, the USSR did not collapse, but became the leading state in the world. The painting was created using retro stylistics, which added to its unusualness.

An equally striking premiere of the year was the release of the series “Shameless,” which was shown on the NTV channel. In the film, Konstantin got one of the main roles. He is the eldest son of the main character Gosha Gruzdev (Alexey Shevchenkov), who is raising six children alone. The television series also starred Galina Petrova, Andrey Chadov, Dmitry Belotserkovsky, Yana Enzhaeva.

Filmography of Konstantin Davydov

Konstantin Davydov appeared on television for the first time in 2009. He took part in the detective television series "Capercaillie 2. Continuation", playing the role of Yuri. Konstantin got the opportunity to play and learn from Maxim Averin, Denis Rozhkov, Victoria Tarasova.

The next role was episodic. In 2010–2011, the actor played in Code of Honor, appearing in the fourth and fifth seasons. This action film tells the story of how veterans of the Chechen war (high-class saboteurs, unjustly dismissed from service) carry out dangerous and, at times, impossible tasks. In this film, he also had the opportunity to work side by side with famous and talented actors.

At the same time, filming of the detective television series “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” took place. Where the actor appeared in the role of Konstantin Khokhlov in episode 24 called “Last Call”.

In 2012, he starred in the role of demobilized Karlushi in the detective series “Beekeeper”. The main roles were played by Leonid Okunev, Anatoly Zhuravlev and Anastasia Panina.

And in 2014, Konstantin Davydov was already busy in a television series of exactly the same genre - “Turkish Transit”, playing Denis.

The actor’s performance in television series with a crime-detective plot is due to the fact that this genre is one of the most popular among viewers. And, accordingly, being in constant demand, it does not occupy the last place in modern cinema.

In 2014 there were also such episodic roles:

  • detective "Moscow" Three Stations" (role of Peter);
  • drama “Practice” (role of Mikhail);
  • television series-thriller “The Last Minute-2” (The main role of Ivan in the part of the film called “Mask”).

Personal life

The actor’s personal life remains behind the scenes. It’s too early to say that one day the artist will have a wife and children. Konstantin is passionate about creativity and does not think about starting a family.

Despite the fact that the guy had a personal Instagram for a long time, fans were unable to notice a single photo of their idol and his girlfriend on the page. Now Davydov pays more attention to his profile on VKontakte and his personal YouTube channel.

He has many fans who create fan pages on social networks where they write declarations of love. The actor attracts with his charisma and external data (with a height of 178 cm, his weight is 74 kg). But Konstantin literally lives on the set, so he simply doesn’t have time for novels. There are rumors about his mutual sympathy for his Chernobyl partner Kristina Kazinskaya, but the couple does not comment on them.

Kostya talks about his hobbies in a streamlined manner: he likes to travel to exotic countries.

Konstantin Davydov now

In 2020, Konstantin Davydov organized acting courses for everyone, which he conducted in the spring for 3 months.

Konstantin Davydov, Sergei Romanovich and Christina Kazinskaya in 2020

In addition to new professional experience, the actor continues to star in the 3rd season of the series “Chernobyl. Exclusion Zone,” the premiere of which is announced for October 10, 2020. The final work on creating the film is currently underway.


Konstantin Ivanovich Davydov was born on October 23, 1918 in Nizhny Novgorod in the family of factory worker Ivan Fedorovich Davydov. In 1933, Konstantin Ivanovich graduated from the 7th grade of ten-year school No. 7 named after the barricades of 1905 (now Lyceum No. 82) and entered the FZU school at (now the Nizhny Novgorod Machine-Building Plant production association). After graduating from school, FZU worked as a turner and at the same time studied at a flying club. In 1938 he was drafted into the Red Army. In 1940 he graduated from the Engels Military Aviation School and was assigned to an aviation regiment near Odessa. In March 1941, he was sent as an instructor to the Tashkent Military Aviation School, which was located in the city of Chirchik.

In the active army since November 1941. From December 1941 he fought on the Leningrad Front. In the summer of 1942, he mastered the high-speed, armored attack aircraft Il-2. Participated in battles on the Don and Kuban. In 1943, he shot down an enemy fighter in an air battle. After being seriously wounded in the head, he spent two months in the hospital. Returned to the active army. Liberated Poland. The war ended in Germany. The squadron commander of the 657th Assault Aviation Regiment (196th Assault Aviation Division, 4th Assault Aviation Corps, 4th Air Army, 2nd Belorussian Front), Captain Konstantin Ivanovich Davydov, completed 163 combat missions by March 20, 1945. Of these, 53 were at night to attack the enemy, 45 sorties on a low-speed R-5 aircraft: at night for bombing, during the day for reconnaissance.

The title of Hero of the Soviet Union was awarded by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on August 18, 1945.

In 1948, K. I. Davydov was appointed commander of the detachment of the Central Aero Club of the USSR named after V. P. Chkalov.

On October 28, 1949, Davydov died in a plane crash.

He was buried in Moscow at the Novodevichy cemetery.

Personal life of Kostya Davydov

The actor prefers not to advertise his life outside the camera lens. Both the affair with Kristina Kazinskaya and the information that the charming actor was getting married were never confirmed.

In one of his interviews, Kostya said that he is an introvert, predisposed to concentrating on his inner world. He also believes that criticism, if it is constructive, can be useful for the development of an artist. The main thing is to be able to perceive it correctly and brilliantly correct the mistakes made.

Davydov sees his primary task as the stable development and development of his acting skills and service to art.

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