Gennady Robertovich Elemat (Margovyan: Gennadio Roberto Elemento, Russian: Геннадий Робертович Элемать, born 18 November 1974) is a Margovyan actor and former politician. After becoming Mayor of his hometown, Margovya City, he ran for Senator in the 1999 mid-term elections, where he served for one full term until he temporarily retired from politics in 2002. He ran for Vice President in 2004 as endorsed by MFP presidential candidate Iosef Dimakulanov, but both lost to Mikhail Dostalinsky and Pristina Leonova, respectively. Elemat then eyed for Senatorship once again in the 2005 mid-term elections, and, after serving only for half a term, ran for President in the 2007 national elections under the Margovyan Federalist Party, with Viktoriya Vegova as his running mate.
He was sworn in as the 20th President of the Republic of Margovya after winning against Mikhail Dostalinsky by a landslide in a supposedly rigged elections. His reign as president was known as the peak of political terrorism in Margovya, with Mikhail Dostalinsky and William Do trying to claim back Margovya for the socialists. This movement slowly weakened during the last months of Elemat's second term as President, and started dying out by the time his vice president Viktoriya Vegova succeeded him as president. Elemat served for two full terms, until he stepped down from presidency in 2013, where he was succeeded by Vegova.
As an actor, he is best known as Yerman Yezonov in the long-running police procedural series The Interceptors from 1993 to 1997, and the franchise's succeeding films, The Interceptors: Movie II (2002), The Interceptors' Third Movie (2003), The Interceptors: Movie IV! (2004), The Interceptors: Final Strike (2006), and The Interceptors: No Place for Heroes (2014). He is also set to reprise his Interceptors role in the upcoming 2017 film The Interceptors: Philippine Civil War, which he also directed and co-produced.
While The Interceptors is considered his breakout role, Elemat gained further recognition for his role in The Roaring Twenties: The Remake, the 1997 remake of the 1971 film The Roaring Twenties: The Movie, as Timofey Manlaev, a role played by Marvik Ribabov during the The Roaring Twenties series from 1962 to 1968. Elemat also played Ribabov in the 1997 biographical film The Life of the Party. After that, he became known for his on-screen love team with actress Samara Tilnova, especially in the films Ride Mates (1998), Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore (2002), the Interceptors films, and, most recently, the 377 kph film series.
Elemat's other roles include the romantic comedy film Proverbs: You Believe In It? (1999), and its sequel Proverbs: The Continuation (2003), A Criminal's Confession (2003), Freedom is the Key (2006), and The Martyrdom of Sta. Conrada (2014). He also became a presenter for the automobile show Cars of Margovya from 1995 to 2002, as well as for its eventual successor Cars of Margovya since the show began its fourteenth series in 2016. He also currently stars in the sci-fi television series The Interceptor as the Sixth Interceptor, a role he took up in 2013 after the departure of the previous Interceptor, Conrada Cortesova.
Birth and early lifeEdit
Gennady Elemat was born in Margovya City, Arbatskaya, Margovya to former Senator Robert Elemat (born September 12, 1942) and 1970's film icon Svetlana Elemat (born April 2, 1950). Gennady has an older sister, Kseniya (boen December 12, 1973), and three younger brothers: Lev (born March 11, 1977), Yuri (born June 9, 1978), and Robert Jr. (born October 14, 1979).
Elemat studied in Arbatskaya State University, his father's alma mater, where he finished his degree in political science.
Mayor of Margovya City (1998-99)Edit
At the suggestion of his father, Elemat decided to enter politics shortly after graduating from college in 1997. He ran for mayorship on his hometown, Margovya City, where he competed against then-Incumbent mayor Ervin Sikhovich, who was eyeing for a third term as mayor. Elemat won by a mere 6,722 votes in the March 2, 1998 Margovyan general elections against Sikhovich and was sowrn in as the 31st Mayor of Margovya City on April 6, 1998.
Senator (1999-2002; 2005-07)Edit
After serving a full term as mayor of Margovya City, Elemat decided to aim for a higher position by running for senator under the Margovyan Federalist Party. He entered office as Senator on October 6, 1999 after finishing in second of the 49 candidates with 11,692,445 votes (next to then Senate President Conrada Cortesova with a far 13,449,468 votes) in the September 1999 local government elections. Being elected as senator two months before the impeachment of Cortesova, Elemat was included in the last batch of senators to be elected in the Pink Hellish Senate.
Elemat was one of the 23 senators who voted to impeach former President Susana Bulshitova, and one of the 29 senators who voted to impeach former Senate President Conrada Cortesova, both on December 31, 1999. He was also one of the co-authors of the Officials' Secrets Law, which aimed to disclose all financial properties, land properties, cash on hand, on bank, etc. of every person occupying a position in the government. This law gave way to the impeachment of most government officials during Elemat's term as president, one of which was former Chief Justice Vyacheslav Domovich, who was proven to have not stated a total property value of about 245,000,000 margots (about $3.06 million) in his State of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN), and was impeached on May 26, 2012.
After finishing a full term as Senator, Elemat refused to run for the 2002 Senatorial elections, as his spouse Fanniya Mejez just gave birth to their first-born son Aleksei, and according to him, he needed to spend some time for his family for a while. However, on 2004, Elemat ran for Vice President under the Margovyan Federalist Party after being chosen by former Senator and then-current MFP team leader Iosef Dimakulanov as his running mate. However, Dimakulanov and Elemat both lost in the 2004 elections, being defeated by former Vice President Pristina Leonova (difference of 450,056 votes) and former Senator Mikhail Dostalinski (difference of 5,648,707 votes) respectively.
Elemat, despite not currently occupying a government position, became the Margovyan Federalist Party team and campaign leader, after Dimakulanov died of heart attack on May 19, 2004 (claiming that Leonova rigged the 2004 elections). Because of this, he ran for senatorship still under the MFP in the 2005 senatorial elections. He reentered office as senator on October 6, 2005, after finishing in first of the 58 candidates in the 2005 senatorial elections. Upholding the belief of the late Dimakulanov, Elemat and five other senators filed an impeachment complaint against Leonova and Dostalinski, but the impeachment finished unsuccessfully, as on the judgment day on October 24, 2006, only 19 out of 30 senators voted to impeach the President and Vice President (for a person to be impeached, two-thirds of the house majority shall vote to convict, which, in the case of the Margovyan Senate, is 20 out of 30 senators).
Candidacy for PresidentEdit
On November 24, 2006, Elemat announced his candidacy for president in the upcoming 2007 National Elections. He chose Remontadov, Viktoriyovskaya Mayor Viktoriya Vegova as his running mate and competed against Vice President Mikhail Dostalinski (Socialist Party of Margovya) and former Senate President Conrada Cortesova (Margovyan Distinct Party of Activists).
On January 21, 2007, while the MFP was holding a campaign in Lukorev City, New Marginalia, Senator Ruma Androvich, Elemat's closest friend, was ambushed and killed while in a roadtrip to Alvovieux, Sta. Conrada, by William Do, an assassin paid by presidentiable Mikhail Dostalinski, in an attempt to scare Elemat and make him withdraw his candidacy. On another incident, on February 14, 2007, while Elemat and some of the candidates for senatorship on the MFP ticket were taking a roadtrip themselves to Ciudad del Celebridad, Dostalinski, their vehicle was ambushed by Dostalinski himself, fortunately leaving no casualties, but hospitalizing everybody in the car, making Viktoriya Vegova, then candidate for Vice President lead the campaign on Margovya City, Arbatskaya herself.
President of Margovya (2007-13)Edit
During the canvassing period from March 6 to April 1, 2007, Dostalinski reportedly attempted to pay the canvassers 1,000,000 margots ($10,300) to raise his votes by ten million, but he wasn't successful. Elemat and Vegova won in the March 5, 2007 National Elections, having defeated Dostalinski (difference of 12,389,448 votes) and his running mate William Do (difference of 16,348,449 votes), respectively. On April 6, 2007, Elemat was sworn in as the 20th president of Margovya and the first Arbatskayan to be elected president.
Upon entering office as President, Elemat inherited numerous problems from the Leonova administration, such as the down fall of Margovyan Economy (As of April 7, 2007: $1 = 97.09 margots, far from the exchange rate in 2004, wherein $1 = 81.97 margots). During Elemat's term as president, he terminated all government officials, local and national, and all public servants, including police officers, who have been proven to have committed graft and corruption. He also helped improve the country's economy, appearance and tourism. On 2009, Margovya saw a huge 11.19% growth in the country's Gross Domestic Product from the previous year, the second to the highest GDP growth Margovya has ever seen (next to 1926, with a GDP growth of 11.38% from the previous year).
On December 15, 2009, Elemat confirmed his candidacy for the 2010 National Elections, with his Vice President Viktoriya Vegova running for a second term as vice president. Elemat competed against Margovyan assasin William Do, who has been bribing every Margovyan citizen (as much as possible) to vote for him. Despite the "efforts" made by Do, Elemat was elected and inaugurated for a second term as President, along with Vice President Vegova, on April 6, 2010. During Elemat's second term as president, Margovyan economy continued to rise from poverty brought about by the Leonova administration. More corrupt officials were kicked out of their positions during this term, one of which was former Chief Justice Vyacheslav Domovich, who was impeached on May 26, 2012. As of January 1, 2013, the Margovyan margot strengthened against the US Dollar, as to $1 = 72.06 margots.
Post-presidency and personal lifeEdit
Bounded by the Revised Independence Day Constitution, Elemat can no longer run for a third term as president in the 2013 elections, but his extended support for the Margovyan Federal Party still remained, as he endorsed his Vice President Viktoriya Vegova as the representative of the Margovyan Federalist Party, along with her running mate, then Senator Mstislav Pankavuranov.
Elemat is currently married to Senator Fanniya Mejez with four children, namely Aleksei (born October 27, 2002), Iosef (born May 28, 2004), Andrey (born April 18, 2011) and a newly-delivered baby girl Yelena (born November 21, 2013). Shorlty before leaving office as president, he started a clothing business in Margovya City, Elemat Clothing, which is now about to open a branch in Karmovich, Opula.
On April 16, 2013, Elemat was involved in a massive shootout near his own house in Margovya City, Arbatskaya, after the conflict with William Do regarding the latter's adoption in the Margovyan Federalist Party. Do was killed in the shootout, but Elemat was badly injured, and was confined in the Arbatskaya Memorial Hospital, where he is now recovering.
Acting and Singing CareerEdit
The Margovyan YoungstersEdit
On 1992, Elemat was signed in to Tidzhomov Music Records, where he became the drummer of the band The Margovyan Youngsters, along with Mejez, Irina Adzhitekova and Orental Gibitov, and started going on tours and recording best-selling hits. He stayed in the band until 1998, when he had his acting break, and at the same time he won as Mayor of Margovya City.
Elemat first got his break in acting in 1993, when he was given a main role in the longest-running TV series The Interceptors as Yerman Yezonov, the new "Technologist" of the crew, replacing Godofredo in the role. His career and success in acting transitioned in the big screen on 1997, when he played the role of Timofey Manlaev in the remake of the 1971 film Roaring Twenties, whose role was first played by the late 60's actor Marvik Ribabov. Elemat also played the life of the said actor in the 1997 biopic The Life of the Party. His career soared higher in 1998 when he starred in the film Ride Mates, which won him the 1998 Amanda Viktoriyovskaya Memorial Film Awards for "Best Actor". However, due to political and personal issues, Elemat had not appeared on films until 2002. After leaving presidency, Elemat accepted the assigned role of the forty-one-year-old Aleksei Fraternov in the 2013 film Haze Maze.
Aside from his comeback in acting, Elemat also decided to try his hand on directing and producing films, starting with the most recent film The Old Squad, which starred several of the directors of his previous films, and even included his father, Robert Elemat.
|1997||Roaring Twenties: The Remake||Timofey Manlaev||First motion picture project|
|The Life of the Party||Marvik Ribabov||
|1998||Ride Mates||Marvik Yakovich||Won "Best Actor", 1998 Amanda Viktoriyovskaya Film and Television Awards|
|1999||Proverbs: You Believe In It?||Mark Ambrosio|
|2001||Revenge is the Answer||N/A||Character reference, played by Roland Tidzhomov|
|2002||The Interceptors: Movie II||Yerman Yezonov|
|Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore||Yakov Nukorev|
|2003||The Interceptors' Third Movie||Yerman Yezonov|
|A Criminal's Confession||Jebadiah "Jeb" Viczinsky|
|Proverbs: The Continuation||Mark Ambrosio|
|2004||The Interceptors: Movie IV!||Yerman Yezonov|
|One Plus One Equals Six||Ruma Granadanov|
|2005||Crazy Dancin' 2: Crazier Moves||Innokentiy Kravchenko|
|May 19||Timofey Olanov||Won "Best Supporting Actor", 2005 Honorary Awards for Movies|
|The Miracle||Genrikh Chudovsky||
|2006||The Interceptors: Final Strike||Yerman Yezonov|
|Freedom is the Key||Gercino Peixoto||Last major film role before assuming the presidency|
|2007||Crazy Dancin' 3: Next Generation||Innokentiy Kravchenko||Cameo appearance; also co-wrote the film with Ivan Maryanov and Radoslava Orentalova|
|La Revolucion de Margovya||Julio Soledad||Cameo appearance|
|2013||Haze Maze||Aleksei Fraternov||Comeback film|
|The Old Squad||None (director)||First film ever directed|
|The Interceptor: The Movie||Sixth Interceptor|
|2014||377 kph||Yevgeniy Subokov||
|The Martyrdom of Sta. Conrada||Wesley Masterson|
|The Interceptors: No Place for Heroes||Yerman Yezonov|
|The Six Interceptors||Sixth Interceptor; director|
|Sex Mates||Andrey Malenkov||Nominated "Worst Actor", 2014 Margovyan Razzie Awards|
|2015||377 kph 2: Retaliation||Yevgeniy Subokov||
|Crazy Dancin' 7: All In||Innokentiy Kravchenko||directed the film with Iosef Pankavuranov|
|2016||377 kph 3: End of the Road||Yevgeniy Subokov|
|2017||The Interceptors: Philippine Civil War||Yerman Yezonov||Post-Production; also served as director, co-producer and co-writer|
|1993||The Next Big Thing||Mark Tramuv||Season 16, Episode 23-24 (Episode "Tour Gone Wrong")|
|1993-1997||The Interceptors||Yerman Yezonov||Recurring role (Season 23)|
Main role (Seasons 24-27)
|1995-1998||The Karageorgiyevs||young adult Valentin Karageorgiyev||Main role (Seasons 6-7)|
|1995-2004||Cars of Margovya||Himself||Presenter (Seasons 7-13); Guest (season 15)|
|2001-2006||Singer Siblings||Roland Garbovsky||Recurring role (45 episodes)|
|2002-2007||Desperate||Pavel Rumanov||Main role (Seasons 1-5)|
|2004||Boombox Squad||Oleg Maryanov||Season 4, Episode 1 (Episode "Can't Touch This")|
|2009-2014; 2016-Present||Top Gear Margovya||Himself||Guest — 3 episodes (Series 2, 6 and 11); Presenter (Series 14 — )|
|2013-Present||The Interceptor||Sixth Interceptor||Main role|
|2014-Present||White Company||Gercino Peixoto||Main role|
|2014||There's the Way, Where's the Will?||RBI Agent Kiril Yakubov||Season 2, Episode 22 ("He's Your Father, Yafet")|