Parents - surgeons, wanted his son to follow in their footsteps. But Igor himself from school knew that he would become an actor, and participated in amateur activities. After school, he served in the army, and then entered the Shchukinsky Theater School in Moscow. In 1989 he graduated from the Theater School. Shchukin (course Yu.A. Stromova and L.V. Kalinovsky). Six months worked in the theater Evgeny Rubenovich Simonov. From 1990 to 1999 - at the Vakhtangov Theater. In 1999, at the suggestion of A.A. Shirvindt, moved to the Moscow Theater of Satire, an actor which is still. Honored Artist of Russia (2005).