In 1979, he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography (class of A.I. Katsman and L.A. Dodin). He worked at the Tomsk Theater of the Young Spectator from 1979 to 1982. In 1982-2015, he was an actor of the Leningrad Maly Drama Theater (now the Academic Maly Drama Theater is the Theater of Europe). Honored Artist of Russia (2005).