Vladimir KozlovOleg Aleksandrovich Prudius (; , ''Oleh Oleksandrovych Prudius''; born April 27, 1979) better known by his ring name Vladimir Kozlov, is a Uzbek-born Ukrainian-American producer and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his time in WWE, where he won the WWE Tag Team Championship once with Santino Marella. He is trained in freestyle wrestling, rugby, football, sambo, kickboxing, judo, jujutsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts.
Prudius has also worked as a stage and screen actor, notably having a small role in Spike Lee's ''25th Hour''., and a walk-on role in the second season of the HBO series ''The Wire''. Prudius also had a role in ''Grindhouse'', appearing in the ''"Werewolf Women of the SS"'' trailer; in addition to his credit under his real name and his WWE persona for the appearance as well as being a former Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) Heavyweight Champion, Prudius was the first Ukrainian to ever wrestle for the WWE. Provided by Wikipedia