Nick Afanasiev (born 29 July 1989) is a Russian-born American actor, known for having one of the longest tongues in the world. Afanasiev's tongue measures nine centimeters (3.54 inches), and is considered the longest tongue in America.
Afanasiev has starred in independent films, television pilots, an episode of Animal Planet's
, and commercials for CCM Hockey Gear, Cornetto Ice Cream, Mopar, etc. In 2011, he starred in the Travis Fort film
2012: Ice Age
. His tongue has been showcased on numerous television shows around the world. He performs tricks such as licking his elbow, licking his eye, text messaging with his tongue, and licking ice cream from the tip of his nose.
Nick Afanasiev was born in Moscow, Russia and moved to the United States at the age of seven. In 2008, a video featuring Afanasiev’s tongue became an internet sensation. In response to the popularity of the video, Afanasiev was featured on the Nickelodeon show
. In addition to
, Afanasiev has appeared on television shows around the world, including
The Tyra Banks Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
, and TruTV's
Smoking Gun Presents.
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