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Who is Alexei Petrov in Jack Ryan and who plays him?

January 24, 2023

American novelist Tom Clancy has delivered a wide range of bestselling books throughout his career and many of his fans will always cherish his Jack Ryan offerings that make up the “Ryanverse”. Of course, the character didn’t stay up to date, and the success of the novels earned him the on-screen treatment.

The latest actor to portray the iconic character is John Krasinski, who stars center stage in Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland’s American action thriller series Jack Ryan.

It started streaming on Amazon Prime Video in 2018 and recently returned for Season 3 on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

With John returning to reprise the role along with other familiar ensemble performers, fans will also be excited to meet some newcomers. Namely, Alexei Petrov in Jack Ryan.

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John Krasinski (Jack Ryan), Wendell Pierce (James Greer) in Jack Ryan season 3Jack Ryan © Prime Video | Philip Antonello

Who is Alexei Petrov in Jack Ryan and who plays him?

Alexei Petrov debuts in season 3, and the introductory episodes establish that he’s recently been named Russia’s new defense minister.

We discover that he is desperate for more and more power and his ambitions prove to be a threat to his own country, as well as everyone else. He talks with President Surikov and suggests that he follow up on NATO’s decision to move missiles to the Czech Republic.

With Jack realizing they are both in cahoots, he has a significant obstacle to overcome and save the world.

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As for the actor who plays Alexei, we have Alexej Mavelov. The 40-year-old Russian actor may be familiar, as he has starred in shows such as Undercover (Victor Bilzarian), Top Dog (Teddy Maksumic), Okkupert (Nikolaj), Before We Die (Davor), Chernobyl (Garo ), Sthlm Rekviem (Peder Rydh) and Jordskott (Dr Parker).

On the other hand, movie roles include Pink Cloud Syndrome (Andreas), The Unthinkable (Tholen) and Tradgardsgaten (Karl).

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Is Alexej Mavelov on Instagram?

Yes, you can find Alexej on Instagram at manwelove.

At the time of writing, he has 10,300 subscribers, and there’s a range of shots to browse, from casting updates to stylish shots and more.

The cast of Jack Ryan season 3

Audiences might not be happy to hear that Abbie Cornish isn’t reprising the role of Dr. Cathy Mueller in Season 3, but there are some cool additions to make beyond Alexej:

  • Betty Gabriel (Get Out) as Elizabeth Wright
  • Nina Hoss (A Most Wanted Man) as Alena Kovac
  • James Cosmo (Game Of Thrones) as Gocharov
  • Peter Guinness (Chernobyl) as Petr Kovac

In line with the good news, Deadline reports that season 4 is confirmed, although it will be the last.

Jack Ryan streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

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