Born on March 6, 1945 in the city of Shatsk, Ryazan Region. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (11/22/1982). People's Artist of the RSFSR (2.02.1990). He graduated from the acting faculty of LGITMiK in 1969. From the same year - the actor of the Bolshoi Drama Theater. Leading a cycle of programs "Petersburg. Time and place" on the TV channel "Culture".