He graduated from the Moscow Theater School. Schepkina (course of Nikolai Annenkov). Having received an acting education, he left for Riga, played in the Riga Youth Theater under the direction of Adolf Shapiro. In 1988, he won the lead role in the criminal drama "My name is Harlequin," based on Yury Shchekochikhin's novel "Trap 46, height 2". The success of the film was overwhelming, the audience bursting into the cinema. But the star disease did not threaten Oleg Fomin - they invited others to the festivals, burned letters from his fans on Belarusfilm, and journalists did not write anything about him, too lazy to find an artist in Riga. From Latvia he was forced to leave in 1990, after the closure of the Riga Youth Theater. In Moscow, first filmed a low-budget movie. Then filmed television series, among the most successful - "NEXT". Staged performances: "Nina" A. Russen (Lenkom Theater, Entreprise, 1997, Dmitry Kharatyan, Sergey Nikonenko, Elena Shanina), "Cavemen" William Saroyan (Entreprise, 1995, Ostankino, Tatyana Vasilyeva, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, etc.) .