Boris Kuzmich Novikov (July 13, 1925, Ryazhsk, Ryazan Province, RSFSR — July 25, 1997, Moscow) was a Soviet and Russian theater and film actor. People's Artist of the Russian Federation (1994). Boris Novikov was born on July 13, 1925 at Ryazhsk-1 station (now Ryazk town, Ryazan region). In 1948, he graduated from the Studio School of Yu.A. Zavadsky and became an actor of the Mossovet Theater, in 1963-1972 he worked at the Theater of Satire. He was married to actress MTYUZ Nadezhda Antonovna Klimovich. From this marriage was born the son Sergey - disabled since childhood. Spouses have cherished their entire lives and cared for their sick son. There lived a family in the famous high-rise on the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment. In 1972, due to diabetes, breaks with the theater and works only in the movies. For his creative life has played in 150 films; among his heroes are shirkers, artists, brigadiers, chiefs of convoys, military, supply managers, young men and teenagers. Particularly well he succeeded episodic roles, so he even got the nickname "King of the episode." Participated in the sound of cartoons; his most famous character is the postman Pechkin from the Troy iz Prostokvashino cartoon series. The actor played one of his last film roles in the movie The Return of the Armadillo in 1997, shortly before his death. He died of diabetes in the 73rd year of his life on July 25, 1997. He was buried at the Danilovsky cemetery in Moscow. The death of the actor in the press was not reported. Later, one of the newspapers wrote about it, and readers raised money for a monument to the actor. Boris Novikov's grave at the Danilovsky cemetery Wife - the actress of the Moscow TUZ Nadezhda Antonovna Klimovich (she died in 2008). Son - Sergey (born in 1949). At first he was mentally healthy, he graduated from school, studied at the institute, but at 20 years of age, mental disorder suddenly manifested itself. He lived in the parental house on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment. Without his knowledge, Sergei was registered in an old house in the Tver region, and the apartment changed hands. He was treated in a psychiatric hospital named after Alekseev (formerly Kashchenko). Currently, Sergey has been reinstated in the rights to an apartment in a house on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment, where he lives under the supervision of a nurse.