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Iosef Tarasov: Are you scared of the f-cking boogeyman? I'm not.
Kirill: No? But you should be.
~ Kirill and Iosef Tarasov.

Kirill is a supporting antagonist in the 2014 film John Wick.

He is one of Viggo Tarasov's henchmen and his head of security and is tasked with protecting Viggo's son Iosef. Of all of Viggo's men, Kirill is the only one who can fight on even terms with John Wick.

He was portrayed by Daniel Bernhardt, who also portrayed Agent Johnson in The Matrix Reloaded and Sven Olsen in Lethal Weapon.

Kirill tries to throttle John Wick


When John Wick invades the club Iosef visits, he is spotted by Kirill who watches the camera feed in a control room. Kirill recognizes Wick, draws his weapon and storms out of the room. After John manages to kill a whole divison of Kirill's men, he gets shot by Kirill, but survives thanks to a bullet proof vest.

Kirill manages to disarm Wick and a fight erupts. Kirill then throws John him off the balcony, but in return gets almost shot by John who still had a gun hidden in his belt. Kirill survives the shootout at the club, as did Iosef, cause their brawl allowed Iosef to escape unharmed.

Kirill later rams a car on John during his ambush, knocking John out cold.

Later, he is ordered to kill John Wick who by then was captured by Viggo Tarasov. He and another henchmen try to suffocate John with a plastic bag, but his assistant gets shot by Marcus, who is observing the situation with a sniper rifle. John manages to break free and fights against Kirill, after a long violent fight, John strangles Kirill to death with his handcuffs still on.


           JohnWickTitle.png Villains

Tarasov Crime Family
Viggo Tarasov | Iosef Tarasov | Avi | Ms. Perkins | Kirill | Abram Tarasov

D'Antonio Crime Family
Santino D'Antonio | Ares | Gianna D'Antonio | Cassian

High Table
The Adjudicator | Zero | Winston | The Elder | The Shinobi

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