Born in Sapogov village (Ukraine) in 1948. Graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre Music and Cinematography (Professor T. Soynikova's class) in 1970. Worked as an actor at the Murmansk Drama Theatre from 1970 till 1973. Samochko has acted with the Maly Drama Theatre since 1973. He is an Honored Artist of Russia (1982). Samochko plays Filya the Rooster in Brothers and Sisters, Stepan in Mumu, the Teacher in The Devils, Middle Angel in The Star-Child, Modest in A Play Without A Title, Camillo in The Winter's Tale, Yakov Titych in Chevengur, the Man and Kaneko in The Damask Drum, Fire in The Light Princess, Raven and Narrator`s assistant in The Snow Queen. Samochko has appeared in the series Streets of Broken Lamps.
- Merited Artist of Russia