Distinguished Artist of Russia
He graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School in 1973 (course of V. Markov), and was admitted to the troupe.
Played in such performances as: The Blue Bird (Sugar), Valentin and Valentina (Archimedes), The Cherry Orchard (Yasha), So we will win! (Hammer), Sweet Bird of Youth (Hatcher), Pearl Zinaida (Matthew), Lesson for wives (Henrik), Ivanov (Gavrila), Days of the Turbins (General von Shratt), Misha's anniversary (Fred), And the light is shining from the dark… (Afanasy), The Beautiful life (La belle vie) (Businessman), Zero (Uncle) and many others.
Playing in performances: Amadeus (Count Iogann Kilian Von Strack), The New American (Tourist), The Last Victim (Doorman), Tartuffe (Flipote), The Rose Tattoo (The Salesman), Ondine (Director of the King's Theatres).
Acted in such films as: Tobacco Captain directed by A. Usov, Lad directed by A. Lyubimov, Invasion directed by V. Novak, Pages of Lenin's life directed by V. Lisakovich, Michael Lomonosov directed by A. Proshkin, Lermontov directed by N. Burljaev, Sisyphean toil directed by E. Kamarousky, Ballerina directed by A. Zgruridi, Chinese tableware directed by V. Moskalenko, Secrets of Palace Revolutions( The Will of the Emperor, The Will of the Empress) directed by S. Druzhinina, «On the corner by the Patriarch — 3» directed by V. Derbenev, Death of Tairov directed by M. Blanc.
He was presenter of programs Lessons in English on Central Television from 1984 to 1988