The actor's tongue extends 3.5 inches past his lips -- or just .36 inches short of the world record.
That long tongue has landed Afanasiev spots on everything from The Tonight Show to iCarly.
Afanasiev was born in Moscow, but moved to Philadelphia at the age of 6.
He's been involved in film, television and BMX bike racing -- but he'll never get out from under that tongue, which helped him shoot to fame when he posted a video of it on YouTube. Of course.
May it continue to grow.