Born in Novokuznetsk in 1954. In 1976 graduated from the Sverdlovsk State Theatre School. Worked in different theatres of Izhevsk and Kishinev from 1976 till 1978. Began acting with the Leningrad Comedy Theatre in 1978, then - worked at the Leningrad Lensovet Theatre and the Youth Theatre. Has been an actor with the Maly Drama Theatre since 1990. Plays Sofron in Brothers and Sisters, the Woodcutter in The Star-Child, Dion in The Winter’s Tale, Serbinov in Chevengur Father Tikhon in The Devils, Soldier in Mumu, Duke of Burgundy in King Lear, Neulovimov in Life and Fate, Advisor in The Snow Queen. Has appeared in the films Novgorod the Great, I Don’t Want to Be Unhappy, The Life of Klim Samgin, Streets of Broken Lamps, Practical Magic, The City, The Russian Rebellion, The Mole, Lomonosov, and Philip Traum.