‘Ray Donovan’ Casts Pasha Lychnikoff as Recurring Russian Gangster (Exclusive)

Ivan Belikov is on the LAPD’s radar already

Pasha Lychnikoff

Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” has cast Pasha Lychnikoff in a recurring role, TheWrap has learned. He’ll play Ivan Belikov, a Russian gangster wanted by the L.A.P.D.

Last season, Ray (Liev Schreiber) learned that clean slates are a dirty business, but what doesn’t kill a Donovan only makes him stronger. Those are Showtime’s words, if our readers couldn’t have guessed. So are these: One thing’s for sure, whether you’re with him or against him — it may be a new day, but it’s the same Ray.

Jon Voight, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok and Stephen Bauer also star on the drama series.

In 2012, Lychnikoff played Dmitri in a recurring “Big Bang Theory” role. He had a 2005-2006 arc on “Deadwood.” See where else you know him from here.

Season 4 of “Ray Donovan” will premiere this summer on Showtime, though no official date has been set yet.