Yuri Sardarov is an American actor best known for his starring (initially recurring) role as firefighter Brian Otis Zvonecek, who is eager to move up the ranks within the firehouse but often feels overlooked and unappreciated by the rest of the fire personnel, in the procedural drama series Chicago Fire.
Along with his Georgian and Armenian parents, he immigrated to the United States when he was two, living primarily in St. Louis and Chicago.
While studying acting at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Sardarov landed his first major role in the Chicago stage version of The History Boys.
This led to his feature film debut in The Double, starring Richard Gere, directed by Michael Brandt and written by Chicago Fire creators/executive producers Brandt and Derek Haas.
Shortly thereafter, Sardarov appeared in the The Ides of March and the Academy Award-winning Argo.
Dividing his time between Los Angeles and Chicago, he enjoys cooking and playing basketball.