People's Artist of the RSFSR (1991). In 1978-1980 - actor of the Sovremennik Theater, since 1988 - actor of the Gorky Drama Theater named after Gorky. Work on the Gorky television studio. During his long life, he played 122 roles in 111 performances. The last years he was seriously ill, his eyesight deteriorated, but he still continued to work actively on stage and in movies. He had to learn roles by ear, overcome many difficulties in order to remain in his beloved profession until the end.