1951 – Born on the 24th of January.
1977 – He came to the U.S.
1986 – Became an American citizen on the 4th of July.
1987 – He had a starring role in a television sitcom titled "What a Country".
1992 – He played a Russian cab driver studying for the U.S. citizenship tes, he has been a fixture in Branson, Missouri.
2002 – He played himself in a King of the Hill episode entitled "The Bluegrass is Always Greener" which aired.
2006 – In May, Smirnoff received a master’s degree in positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
– Yakov has taught classes at Drury University along with Missouri State University in this topic.