Editorial: Ken Davitian Gets Smart - Publication: Playboy June 07
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Comedic actor Ken Davitian is probably better known as Borat’s
sidekick and for his nude wrestling skills than anything else, but a new role
as head Chaos agent Shtarker alongside lead Steve Carell in the forthcoming
feature film Get Smart is bound to prove his professional worth.
Without too much pushing Davitian offers a simple
storyline spoiler, “the star of the movie sees Max as a mere data analyst, as
Control has been rendered that role due to the proliferation of the CIA and the
FBI.,” he reveals.
when Kaos manages to wipe out most of Control, the Chief is forced to promote
Max to agent, where he is teamed up with the experienced, Agent 99. Kaos is smuggling nuclear weapons into the U.S. and
Max and 99 must prevent Siegfried and Shtarker from using them “
a personal level Davitian is the antithesis of his current his near rockstar
fame. A married 53 year old, he is still loyal to his Armenian roots, has two adult
sons and owns and manages two LA based
French dip sandwich stores .
to his big hit Borat role, Ken ran his
family waste disposal company, making a
healthy wage and seeing his fleet of garbage trucks boom from two to ten.
investing heavily in a contract in
Mexico city he lost millions after a competitor with government connections ran
him out of town after threatening to plant cocaine on him and have him busted.
with a young family to support he returned to LA and did what any level headed
artist would do - he decided to resume his acting career.
months after juggling various survival jobs, including telemarketing and
selling contracts for a pal’s waste disposal business his Hollywood happy
ending came in the form of his Borat role.
Borat film really blew the doors off my career. I was initially told I would
only have half my face shown while driving the ice cream truck, but I ended up
appearing throughout the film.
Davitian has a host of forthcoming feature film gigs, including two proposed
Get Smart follow ups, a drama Tuesday Never Comes with Eric Estrada, a comedy
Hunting And Fishing and TV roles on ER and Ghost Whisperer – all thanks to
dangling his scrotum in the face of
actor Sacha Baron Cohen, AKA Borat.
nude scene wrestling Sacha Baron Cohen was totally unscripted, We just acted on
his verbal direction. We rehearsed it three times, with three showers each in
between. Initially I tried to talk them out of it, but Sacha clinched the deal when he told me, If
you do this scene, I can practically guarantee you an invitation to the Playboy
Written by Craig Stephens