Merited Artist of the RSFSR (11/26/1965). In 1924 he entered the Leningrad Academy of Arts, then - at the film workshop FEKS under the direction of Grigory Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg. He graduated from the film department of the Leningrad Institute of Performing Arts (1931). Actor Theater Studio film actor (1945-1964). In the cinema since 1926, the first role - the driver in the film "Brother".