Anatolii Panchenko was born and raised in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. His father was an engineer, and his mother worked as a fashion designer. When war broke out in the region, his parents made the difficult decision to relocate the entire family to Kiev. After graduating from school, Anatolii spent four years working on cruise ships around the world and made a living selling jewellery, until he finally ended up in Los Angeles. He decided to stay on in the US, and enrolled in the one year Acting for Film Conservatory Course at the New York Film Academy. In addition to his training there, he also further pursued his studies at the Larry Moss Studio; Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute; and the Nancy Banks Studio. In 2019, Anatolii auditioned for a new character in the fifth series of the Canal+ spy drama THE BUREAU (LE BUREAU DES LÉGENDES), and subsequently was cast in the recurring role of ‘Alexis Bakatine’. After shooting completed on the series he returned to Kiev, where he has continued to pursue his acting career having recently wrapped on the international Sci-Fi thriller series INFINITI - in which he played the key role of ‘Mikhail Vorobiov’. Directed by Thierry Poiraud, the show is set for release next year.