In 1984 he graduated from the acting department of the Faculty of Dramatic Art LGITMiKa (workshop of V. Petrov). He worked at the Theater. Lensoveta, TJU them. Bryantseva, Theater on Liteiny, theater "Territory" (1994-1996). In the movie he made his debut in 1981 in the film "Friends of fun and games." He became widely known in the late 1990s, thanks to the role of inspector Kazantsev, nicknamed "Kazanova" in the television series "Streets of Broken Lanterns".