In 1967 he graduated from the Faculty of Automation and Remote Control at the Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute. Worked as an engineer. In 1974 he graduated from the directing department of the Faculty of Dramatic Art of the Leningrad State Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography (LGITMiK) (now - RGII, workshop A. A. Muzil). He worked as a director in various theaters. In 1978 he graduated from the director's department of VKSR (workshop of A.N. Mitty). Since 1978 - director at the studio "Lenfilm". Since 1991 - General Director of "Studio" AKB "" ("Studio" Audio-Cinema-Video ""). In 2000, Vyacheslav Alekseevich Sorokin was awarded the honorary title "Honored Artist of the Russian Federation."