Born on June 7, 1940 in the city of Kirensk, Irkutsk Region. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (01/26/1976). People's Artist of the RSFSR (2.06.1986). In 1960 he graduated from the drama school at the Gorky Academic Drama Theater named after Gorky. In the cinema he made his debut in 1967 in the film Andrei Mikhalkov-Konchalovsky “The Noble Nest”. He worked in the theaters of Gorky, Chita, Yaroslavl, Lipetsk, Bryansk. In 1968-1995 - actor of the Moscow Gogol Theater. In 1997-2004 - the main director of the Bryansk Youth Theater.