His father was an agronomist, head of the regional department of agriculture (died three days after the birth of Vladimir). Mother - forensic expert. In the family grew four children. He graduated from the Yaroslavl Theater School (teachers - People's Artist of the USSR Valery Sergeyevich Nelsky and People's Artist of the USSR Firs Shishigin). He worked at the Yaroslavl Drama Theater (1976-1979). In 1979, Z.Ya. Korogodsky received a young actor in the Leningrad Youth Theater and enrolled in the third year of his studio. In 1979-1996, he played in the Youth Theater for them. A.A. Bryantseva, in 1996-1999 - in the Youth Theater on the Fontanka. Since 1999 - actor of the experimental theater under the direction of A.A. Praudin. Since 2013 - in the troupe of the Ryazan State Regional Theater for Children and Youth.