He graduated from the music school, Leningrad State Institute of Culture (Department of Orchestral Conducting). He worked as an accompanist, leader of an ensemble, a women's choir, an orchestra of folk instruments, a teacher at the Children's Music School. He served in the army, in the frontier troops and in the orchestra of the North-Western frontier military district. In 1977, he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography, the Faculty of Dramatic Art, with a degree in theater and film actor (class Z.Y. Korogodsky). He performed in Lenkontsert with humorous programs and programs of the author's song. From 1977 to 1987 he worked at the Leningrad Academic Theater of Comedy. Since 1999 - actor of the St. Petersburg theater "Comedians". Author of the book "The best book of the super tamada". He created and for some time headed the Charitable Theatrical Fund for the Aid of Children »Neva Fairy Tale.