Actor in the third generation, grandson of the People’s Artist of Russia Mikhail Yakovlevich Kaplan. From eight years old he took part in performances of the Penza Drama Theater. At the age of 10 he became interested in sports and by the age of 17 became a candidate master of sports in powerlifting (powerlifting). In 1993 he went to Moscow and entered the Theater Institute. Shchukin, who successfully graduated in 1997. For several months he worked in the theater of Mark Grigorievich Rozovsky “At the Nikitsky Gate,” after which he joined the army. He served in the State Academic Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, under the direction of the People’s Artist of Russia, Major-General Viktor Petrovich Eliseev. He performed the main parts in the musicals "Metro", "Notre Dame de Paris", musical performance "Arshin Mal Alan". Performs songs played in television shows and movies. Performs as a pop singer. Recorded a solo album. He is married to the singer Victoria Morozova.