Vladimir Jon Cubrt is a Canadian actor best known for his recurring role as Garret Jacob Hobbs (a.k.a. "The Minnesota Shrike"), a serial killer who abducted and killed eight young women, in the psychological thriller television series Hannibal.
Vladimir was born in Hamilton, Ontario and lives in Toronto, Canada. He is a graduate of the Etobicoke School for the Performing Arts and the Ryerson Theatre School.
Vladimir is the artistic director of Zocalo Toronto - the stage production company he founded in 2006. Under the Zocalo Toronto umbrella, Vladimir has written and produced stage shows including Samkon and Francis Go Swimming, The Weeping Salsa and Flin Flonning.
Vladimir starred in the premiere productions of The Weeping Salsa (2009) - a dance-drama hybrid - and Flin Flonning (2007). He directed the first production of Samkon and Francis Go Swimming (2012) at the Tarragon theatre in Toronto.
Vladimir is a self-taught musician and composer. He plays guitar, drums and the trumpet. He composed original music for his own band, M Baby, as well as for the Zocalo Toronto productions of The Weeping Salsa and Flin Flonning. Vladimir's dance training includes salsa, jazz, ballet and hip hop.
Vladimir is an avid scuba diver with his Rescue Diver certification. A fan of backpack style traveling and an advocate for animal rights, Vladimir combined the two interests when he did a short stint as a "voluntourist" on a wildlife reserve in South Africa.