After serving in the army and working on construction sites from 1973 to 1975, he was a scenery assembler at the Yevgeny Vakhtangov State Academic Theater. He graduated from the acting faculty of VGIK (1978, workshop of AV Batalov and B. A. Babochkin) and in the same year was enrolled in the staff of the Theater actor's studio. Since 1989, he worked under contracts. In recent years, actively starred in advertising.