Actor, film director, sound producer, decorator, teacher, journalist. Teacher of the actor’s studio named after Boris Tchaikovsky and VGIK. As an actor he made his debut in the film "On the Red Front" (1920). In 1918-1920 he served in the political department of the headquarters of the Red Army. In 1920-1921 he studied at the State Committee for Education and Science (the workshop of Lev Kuleshov). Since 1920 - actor theaters. In 1925, the actor of the Moscow Theater of Satire. Since 1925 - the director to / st "Mezhrabpomfilm." In the years 1929-1930 in Berlin studied the recording equipment. Since 1930 - sound engineer to "Mezhrabpomfilm". In June 1941 he went to the militia. In October 1941, he was surrounded and captured. In the fall of 1944, he escaped from captivity and took the veil as a monk under the name of Lawrence (according to other sources, Innocent) in the Kitskan monastery of Bendery County, Moldova. In July 1945, he was illegally arrested. After his arrest, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison with a 5-year defeat and confiscation of property. He was exiled to Siberia, first to the camp, then to the settlement near Minusinsk. In February 1952 he was released. Rehabilitated in October 2005 by the definition of the Criminal Board of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Republic of Moldova. In the mid-1950s he moved to Sverdlovsk, where he re-passed all the steps of the director's profession from assistant to director. Since 1956 - director and sound engineer Sverdlovsk to / st. In 1957, the actor Minusinsk Theater. Since 1962 - director of the Chelyabinsk television studio. People's Artist of the RSFSR (1991).