Nikolai Olimpievich Gritsenko was a Soviet actor of Russian-Ukrainian heritage. He appeared in 33 films between 1942 and 1978. Gritsenko also was member of the Vakhtangov Theatre company in Moscow, Russia. There he was designated Honorable actor of Russia and People's Actor of the USSR. He died on 8 December 1979, and was buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery, in Moscow, Russia.