Honored Artist of Russia. In 1978 he joined the auxiliary troupe of the Studio Theater on Krasnaya Presnya. The following year, he successfully passed the exams at GITIS, and was enrolled in the course of L.I. Kasatkina and S.N. Kolosov. In 1983 he graduated from GITIS and came to work at the Obraztsov Puppet Theater. Later he played again at the Studio Theater on Krasnaya Presnya, and a year later he moved to the Sphere Theater Studio. In 1988 he joined the troupe of the Studio Theater of Oleg Tabakov. In 2011, he graduated from the Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors (VKSR, workshop V. Khotinenko, P. Finn, V. Fenchenko).