Merited Artist of the RSFSR (11/26/1965). People's Artist of the RSFSR (01.01.1977). In early childhood, he lost his father, and in 1941 his mother was sent on a false charge to the North, where they had lived for several difficult years. Prior to his studies at the institute, he worked at the Optic Moscow Artel. In 1960 he graduated from the acting department of the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography, the workshop of Boris Bibikov. In the movie he made his debut as a student - he got the role of the sailor Kamushkin in the Michael Schweitzer film “Michman Panin”. At the same time he played in the thesis work of Vasily Shukshin "From Lebyazhiy reported." In the years 1960-1992 - actor Studio Theater actor.