Valery Magdyash was born in the family of a policeman. He lived in Vadul-lui-Voda. His father, Alexander Stepanovich Magdyash, served as chief of police in the New Aneny, Cimislia, Cahul. Mother, Alexandra Vasilievna, worked as an accountant. Since childhood, Valery was distinguished by artistry, and on the recommendation of a school music teacher, he participated in the All-Union festival, where Vasily Torkina played. After that, he was noticed by the assistant director Emil Loteanu and received an offer to try himself in a movie, but then he could not do this because of the disagreement of his mother. He graduated from the Simferopol Higher Military-Political Construction School with a red diploma, served in the Far East. In 1975, he arrived in Moscow and entered GITIS. After graduation he played for three years in the troupe of the Moscow Comedy Theater. For many years he worked in the Ministries of Culture of the RSFSR, the USSR and the Russian Federation. In the 1990s he made a career as a theater producer. As an actor starred in small roles in the films "Who, if not us", "Stalin. Live ”,“ Truckers 2 ”,“ Lawyer ”. From 2006 to 2009, he starred as a guest worker Dzhamshut in the sketch “Our Russia”, which brought him fame. In addition to the role of a migrant worker, he also played the role of "Fast-Footed Abelardo", a homeless Kolya and a side referee in the episode about the Omsk football team GazMyas. In 2010, he starred in the film “Our Russia. Eggs of Fate ”, in which he again played the role of guest worker Jamshut from Nubarashen.