Honored Artist of the RSFSR (05/13/1991). He began his working life at one of the factories, but in the 30s he became seriously interested in the theater and entered the studio at the Leningrad BDT (he graduated in 1935). Since 1936 - in the studio theater under the direction of S. E. Radlov (since 1939 - the Theater named after the Leningrad Council). He played leading roles and enjoyed great success in Leningrad. At the same time, he first got to the cinema: in 1938, he acted in the film “Sea Post”, and in 1940 - in the unfinished film “Political Commander Kolyvanov”. But after he was in occupation in Pyatigorsk together with the theater, and then was taken to Germany, he (as well as all the other actors of the Radlovsky theater) was not taken to any Moscow or Leningrad theater. In 1956, he accepted the invitation of S.E. Radlova and arrived in Riga. By this time, he had served in several provincial troupes, played in the theaters of Tbilisi, Tver, Rostov-on-Don, played episodic roles in the films “Ships Storm Bastions” (1953) and “Unusual Summer” (1956) and worked in Leningrad in the theater, located in the building of the Passage (the same place where the Radlov Theater was located from 1936 to 1942), and later named after V.F. Komissarzhevskaya. In 1958, after the death of Radlov, he returned to Leningrad and was accepted by an actor at the Lenfilm film studio. Here, at 43, the second half of his creative life began - in cinema, much more famous than the first. It began more than successfully - with the role of Ben Ensley in the movie "The Last Inch" in the story of the same name by James Aldridge. The film brought him fame and prize of the All-Union Film Festival for the best male role of the year. He had few major roles, but thanks to his characteristic appearance, mastery of reincarnation and persuasiveness, the images he created were easily and permanently remembered even in small episodes. He died in St. Petersburg on April 17, 1993. Actor was buried at the Seraphim cemetery, near the graves of fleet officers.