In 1969 he graduated from the Theater School. B.V. Shchukin at the State Academic Theater named after Yevgeny Vakhtangov (Lvov workshop). He played many roles in cinema and Moscow theaters: he worked in the Theater for Young People, the Theater on Malaya Bronnaya with Anatoly Efros. In the movie "The Star of Enchanting Happiness", the song of Bulat Okudzhava was played by V. Kachan. Since 1991 - artist of the Moscow Theater "School of the modern play." The author and performer of songs, performs in bard concerts. Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1996). People's Artist of the Russian Federation (2004).