Till twenty years was engaged in the Greek-Roman wrestling. He was a member of the team of the Luhansk region and in 1990 became the silver medalist of the championship of Ukraine. He graduated from the acting department of the Lugansk College of Culture and Arts (1996). In 1996-1998 He worked as a coach in Greco-Roman wrestling and at the same time led theatrical school circle. In 2001 he came to Moscow, where until 2003 he worked as a loader and janitor. In the same year he came to the film studio Mosfilm. Since then, began to act in films. Since 2004 - actor theater studio "Palladium".