Valeri Frid was born on January 13, 1922 in Tomsk, Tomsk uyezd, Tomsk Governorate, RSFSR [now Tomsk Oblast, Russia] as Valeri Semyonovich Frid. He was a writer and actor, known for How Czar Peter the Great Married Off His Moor (1976), Ekipazh (1980) and Kazhdyy desyatyy (1983). He died on September 7, 1998 in Moscow, Russia.