Born in Leningrad in 1946. Graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre Music and Cinematography (Makariev’s class) in 1964. The leading actor of the Pskov Drama Theatre named after Pushkin from 1968 till 1977. Began working at the Maly Drama Theatre in 1977. Plays Ignat Baev and Trofim Lobanov in Brothers and Sisters, Alexey Yegorovich in The Devils, Master in The Star-Child, Father in Mumu, Iwakiti in The Damask Drum, Narrator`s assistant and King in The Snow Queen. Has appeared in the films Agony, Did You Call a Doctor?, Unknown Man Story, Fomenko’s Disappearance, The Black Dragon, Master and Margarita, and others.