In the early 1960's
he emigrated from Bulgaria.
Ganchev speaks English.
Divorced, with two daughters who live in the United States.
Born: 1939, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Trainer’s Sports Academy, Bulgaria under Ferentz Magiar
The British Academy of Fencing, London, England.
Chief coach of the London Fencing Club, 1968 – 1973
The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Hollywood, Ca.
Sherwood Oaks Experimental Film College, Hollywood, Ca.
Experience and Honors:
British Academy of Fencing – Professorship, 1968
Olympic Fencing Coach for Great Britain, 1968 & 1972 World Professional Fencing Champion, 1970 & 1974
With Lee Strasberg - full scholarship in master classes of 1974, 75
Guest lecturer at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, 1978 - 1981
Independent Writer, Director, Producer for film, TV and theatre based in Los Angeles, London & Sofia. Honorary Citizen of Oklahoma, lecturing at OCU.
Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) founding member – 1989 BG.
President of the Bulgarian Business Bloc, 1990
Runner up in the BG Presidental Elections 1992 with 17% of the vote.
Runner up in the BG Presidential Elections 1996 with 24% of the vote.
President of The Bulgarian Basketball Association, 1995 – 1997
Chairman of BBB’s parliamentary group from 1995 to 2001.
Chairman of BG’s parliamentary commission for Radio, TV and Telegraph.
President of Ganchev’s Political Bloc – 2001
Chairman of BG’s National Patriotic Union – 2004
Writer, Producer & MC of “George in Action” for Bulgarian TV 2000 -2005
Divorced with two daughters Julia & Sylvana living in Los Angeles.