Honored Artist of the RSFSR (10/16/1989). People's Artist of Russia (10.28.2002). At the age of four he was left without a father: 36-year-old actor Vladimir Klyuev slept with a heart attack on tour and died in the hospital. Boris was not a diligent student and the actress Klavdiya Polovikova (the mother of actress Valentina Serova) saved him from the final fall. She staged the play “The Devil's Mill” at school. After the premiere, the young artist, who played the feature of the first category, woke up to a local celebrity. The dream of enrolling in the Shchukin School, which my father graduated from, did not materialize - he passed all the exams, but the administration offered to pick up the documents because of the impending call up to the army. Klyuev, without losing time, went to the school to them. Schepkina. True, from three years of military service it did not save. In 1969 he graduated from the Theater School named after MS. Schepkina (course LA Volkova). From the same year - the actor of the Maly Theater. Over the years, she has been teaching actor skills at the Shchepkinsky School. Supervises the course and has the academic title of professor. He gained wide popularity from the mass audience thanks to the brilliant performance of Nikolai Petrovich Voronin in the comedy series Voronin (2009-2015, TEFI Award 2011 in the nomination "For the Best Male Role").