People's Artist of the Russian Federation (2009). He graduated from the Youth Theater Studio at the Chekhov Pavlodar Drama Theater (1969). Until 1981, he worked in the theaters of Pavlodar, Tomsk, Karaganda, Ryazan. In 1985-1992 - actor of the Studio Theater at the Belarusfilm studio. In 1993 he moved to Moscow. He made his film debut in 1982 in the film "Through the Fire". He acted in dozens of pictures and television series, but he became truly famous all over the country after Alexander Rogozhkin’s film “Features of the National Hunt” (1995), where he played the role of General Ivolgin. Subsequently, in this typical role of the general appeared in several more films.