In 1946 he graduated from the Theater Studio at the Tallinn Drama Theater. In 1941-1958 - actor of various theaters in Estonia. In 1958-1966 and since 1972 - actor of the Tallinn Academic Theater named after Kingisepp. In 1966-1972 - actor of the Estonian Youth Theater. Since 1975 - actor of the Tallinn Drama Theater. Honored Artist of the Estonian SSR (1982). People's Artist of the Estonian SSR (1986).