Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1993). In 1979 he graduated from the Gorky Theater School (course B.Naravtsevich), and in 1983 - the acting faculty of the Riga Conservatory (workshop A. Kac). After studying at the Riga Conservatory, he served in the Soviet Army (infantry unit, intelligence unit). The last six months he served in the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Baltic Military District. Ten and a half years he worked at the Riga Theater of Russian Drama. He served in the theater Mossovet. In 2000 he was accepted into the troupe of the Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. He plays in the performances of the Theater. Moscow City Council, Moscow Art Theater. Chekhov, Art Partner XXI Theater Agency, LA ’THEATER, Sergey Bezrukov Theater. The first work in the movie - a taxi driver Valera in the film "The investigation has been established" (1981, dir. Ada Neretniece).