Honored Artist of the RSFSR (05/20/1988). People's Artist of the Russian Federation (13.03.2002). He grew up in Dzerzhinsk, Gorky region, from 1958 he lived in Vladimir. His acting biography began in this city. At first it was amateur, then he attended the drama club of the Vladimir Garrison House of Officers. From the second time he entered the Moscow Art Theater School-Studio (after the first unsuccessful attempt, he returned to Vladimir and worked in the city’s drama theater for a season and a half, studied at the Nizhny Novgorod Drama School, then served in the army in Moscow for three years, in the company of the guard of honor). He graduated from the Moscow Art Theater School in 1969 (course of VP Markov) and was accepted into the troupe of the Sovremennik Theater. Since 2001 - actor of the Moscow Art Theater. A.P. Chekhov. He plays in the theater under the direction of O. Tabakov. He teaches the skills of an actor in the Moscow Art Theater School.