Friday, February 20, 2009

Ilia Volok on "Friends" (2000)

Back in 2000, Ilia Volok (Viktor Adler/Master Org, Wild Force) guest starred on the long-running hit comedy "Friends." Volok appeared as the owner of a dry cleaners in the sixth season episode "The One Where Paul's the Man." In the episode, Joey (series regular Matt LeBlanc) tries to get the dry cleaner to put a photo of him up in the establishment, which features other celebrities. But, Volok's character refuses because he is offended by the role of Russians in Joey's new series. When Joey learns that the beautiful young woman working there could also get his picture up, he goes out with her, unaware that she is actually the dry cleaner's wife. Volok appears in several scenes of the episode. On an interesting note, Joey sees a photo of Harrison Ford in the dry cleaners and mentions how Ford fought Russian terrorists in the movie "Air Force One." Ilia Volok actually appeared as one of those terrorists in the movie. His character, however, tells Joey he's never seen that film.

Season 6 of "Friends" is available on DVD

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