After graduating from school he worked as a mechanic at the Mashinostroitelny Plant. October Revolution, then worked as a guide for service dogs in the militarized guard. 1983-1985 served in SA units in Afghanistan (military rank - lieutenant). In 1988 he graduated from GITIS (workshop of LF Heifetz). In the same year he was accepted into the troupe of the Army Theater. Member of the Union of Theater Workers of Russia (STD) and the Russian Union of Afghanistan War Veterans.