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Yuri Gobrienko

Seasons: 4
Portrayed by: Matthew J. Willig
Status: Deceased, killed by Volkoff
Occupation: Bodyguard
Aliases: The Gobbler
Residence: Seabrook Supermax Prison
Appearances: "Chuck Versus the Gobbler"
Don't ask me why he's called "The Gobbler." It's because
he... well...eats people.

Yuri "The Gobbler" Gobrienko was Volkoff's most trusted bodyguard, and the key to his Hydra Network.

Apparently while protecting La Ciudad in Chuck Versus the Tango, he was captured and imprisoned in the Seabrook Supermax Prison in the US. In Chuck Versus the Gobbler, Volkoff, wanting to test Sarah's loyalty, sent her on what he termed a "suicide mission" to break Yuri out of jail and to bring him back to Volkoff headquarters.

Sarah goes back to Castle and asks her team for their help breaking Yuri out of jail. Casey and Morgan escort Chuck in as a prisoner and deposit him in general population. Chuck then finds Yuri and gets a warning from another prisoner who shows a bandaged hand, claiming that Yuri bit off his fingers that last time he pointed at the man. Nevertheless, Chuck picks a fight with Yuri, pretending that he's trying to gain respect by beating the tough guy, but it's a harder fight than expected and he finally beats Yuri down with a loose free weight. Whilst this is going on Casey and Morgan have distracted the guards with a birthday cake. While Morgan keeps the distraction going, Casey lets Sarah in through a delivery door. She and Chuck then haul Yuri into a van and part ways.

Sarah gets Yuri back to Volkoff Industries Headquarters, where Volkoff seems happy to see Yuri, but then shoots Yuri in the head. It is then revealed that he was angry with Yuri for getting captured as Yuri was entrusted with the key to Volkoff's arms pipeline and intelligence network database, Code name: Hydra. The "access key" itself was a hidden in an artificial eye in place of Yuri's left eye.

Once Volkoff has the system back under control, he uploads the database to a much safer location and destroys the articicial eye. Unbeknownst to Volkoff, Mary steals one half of the eye which she passes on to Sarah to give to Casey. During their staged fight, under Volkoff's eye, Sarah slips it in Casey's pocket, telling him to give it to Chuck.


  • He appeared once before, in the Season One, Chuck Versus the Tango, as one of La Ciudad's bodyguards.
  • He earned his nickname as "The Gobbler" for cannibalistic tendencies, as stated by Volkoff, though the evidence from the episode suggests he simply bites off body parts, like fingers.

  Season Four Characters edit

Chuck BartowskiSarah WalkerMorgan GrimesJohn CaseyEllie BartowskiDevon WoodcombDiane BeckmanBig MikeLester PatelJeff Barnes


Alex McHughAlexei VolkoffGretaJane BentleyMary BartowskiVivian VolkoffClara Woodcomb

See Also: Minor CharactersSeason One CharactersSeason Two CharactersSeason Three CharactersSeason Five Characters


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