Honored Artist of the RSFSR (04/18/1983). People's Artist of the RSFSR (3.02.1992). In 1969 he graduated from the theater department of the Far Eastern Institute of Arts and began playing in the Primorsky Regional Drama Theater named after Gorky (Vladivostok). In 1970 he moved to the Saratov Academic Drama Theater, where he worked for 10 years. 1980-1985 - Artist of the Moscow Yermolova Theater. In 1985-2006 - Artist of the State Academic Maly Theater. Aleksandr Mikhailov brought great popularity to the cinema. With the greatest success, he played our contemporaries, strong in spirit people who have a solid kind. Especially remembered by the spectators were his Pavel Zubov (“Men”), Vasya Kuzyakin (“Love and Pigeons”), Pavel Shorokhov (“Snakes”). In addition to acting, worked in film directing - put the film "Just do not go." In 1997 he made his debut as a singer, composing a concert program of Russian and Cossack songs, with which he performed at the branch of the Maly Theater and toured the country. Supervises the acting workshop in VGIK, participates in the enterprise.