People's Artist of the USSR (1969). He was born on November 20, 1927. in the village of Bergamak, Omsk region. In 1950 He graduated from VTU them. B.V. Shchukin (course E. Alekseeva, L. Shikhmatova). Since 1950. - Actor (from 1973. - Director, from 1987. - Art Director) of the Academic Theater. Evg. Vakhtangov. From 1986 to 1987. - Secretary of the Union of Cinematographers of the USSR. From 1986 to 1991. - Chairman of the Board of the Union of Theater Workers of the RSFSR. From 1991 to 1996. - Chairman of the Union of Theater Workers of Russia. From 1996 to 2007. - Honorary Chairman of the Union of Theater Workers of Russia. He passed away on March 26, 2007.