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|Date of birth||11 August 1950|
|Origin||Riga, Latvia, Soviet Union [now Latvia]|
Elya Baskin is the Latvian actor who portrays Ivan Spektor.
Elya is typically cast whenever a Russian character is required due to his accent and and his ancestry. He appeared in Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 (with Stan Lee). He also appeared in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Roseanne, Friends, Criminal Minds, Quantum Leap, and The West Wing.