Famous Russian Actor and Musician Alex Sparrow Talking About His Hollywood Success

(Photo: Mikhail Urubkov)
(Photo: Mikhail Urubkov)

By: Svetlana Krapivina

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 5/4/15 – After he became a superstar and a celebrity figure in Russia, X-Factor and Dancing & Skating With the Stars winner, actor and singer Alexey Sparrow (Vorobyov) made another big decision to come to Hollywood to pursue his American dream. He signed up with the multiple Grammy Award winning producer RedOne with major hits for Lady Gaga, Usher, JLo and many others under his belt. Months and months of hard work are over and Alex is now ready to show the results of this great collaboration.

(Photo: Mikhail Urubkov)
(Photo: Mikhail Urubkov)

A few days ago Alexey invited his close friends to the Russian restaurant Romanov located at 12229 Ventura Blvd, Studio City to introduce them to the songs from his new American album that will be released this year. The album content is kept in secret from publicity for now, so only a small group of people could enjoy the music and Alex’s great performance that night.

After the concert, THT talked to the Alex to find out what the successful Russian artist thinks about Hollywood. Alexey revealed that two years ago he was involved in a car accident here, in the US, and it left him nearly paralyzed. He had to learn how to talk, walk and sing again. It was the most difficult time in his life that he overcame with the sense of humor. He tried to smile when he couldn’t even talk or move. However, he was lucky the recovery process didn’t take that long because of his young age. It was the time when he realized that life is short and he has to enjoy every single moment of it. Now Alex is back to work and excited to see his new music album being released this year.

(Photo: Mikhail Urubkov)
(Photo: Mikhail Urubkov)

The young star and the producer RedOne have been working together on it for a while. They were sitting in the Capitol Records Studio where talented writer John Flanagan helped Alexey with English version of the songs. “It was such a great experience working with a dream team of extraordinary talented people!” – stated Sparrow. Also, the artist revealed love is the one thing that inspires him to write all his songs. For him, being in love is something that stimulates his creativity.

R to L: Alex Sparrow and producer RedOne. (Photo from the personal photo archive of Alexey Sparrow)
R to L: Alex Sparrow and producer RedOne. (Photo from the personal photo archive of Alexey Sparrow)

According to the artist, his performance in the Romanov restaurant was the very first small step forward to conquer the world and attract even more people to his music.

Alexey is not only a singer and musician but a talented actor, producer and a film director as well. He already won numerous awards on prestigious Russian and American film festivals including Hollywood Short Film Festival (where his debut film Dad received a prize). He continues to make his own music videos for his songs. (THT was pleased to watch them during Alexey’s performance at Romanov). He admits he likes what he does. As a producer and screenwriter he manages a lot of projects back in Russia and makes his career as an actor and a film director here, in the US. “I recently completed acting in the American thriller The Body Tree, and the producers of this movie already offered me to become a filmmaker for their next project”.

(Photo: Mikhail Urubkov)
Singer and actor Alex Sparrow with his dog Elvis. (Photo from the personal photo archive of Alexey Sparrow)

It seems Alexey takes every chance life gives him. The tattoo on his arm says “The Glory is in the hands of Labor” and this quote from Leonardo Da Vinci became his biggest inspiration.

“See you at Grammy next time!” – he smiles to this THT reporter while people outside of his makeup room are waiting for him to congratulate the young talent on his successful performance.

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