Honored Artist of the RSFSR (11/29/1983). People's Artist of the RSFSR (2.02.1990). In 1961 he entered the acting department of the Kiev Theater Institute. Karpenko-Kary. In 1964 he transferred to the correspondence department, and in 1965 he graduated from GITIS. A. V. Lunacharsky. Since 1966 - actor of the Russian Drama Theater. Mayakovsky (Dushanbe). In 1968-1973 - actor of the Riga Theater of Russian Drama. In the years 1973-1975 - actor of the Leningrad Theater. Lenin's Komsomol. In the years 1975-1976 - actor BDT them. M. Gorky. He gained rich creative experience in working with such directors as Arkady Katz (in the Riga Russian drama, where he played 20 roles in five years), Gennady Oporkov (in the Leningrad Komsomol Theater), George Tovstonogov (in the BDT). Actor of the Leningrad Theater named after V.F. Komissarzhevskaya since 1977. The artistic life of the artist is associated with the peak of popularity in the country of the theater Ruben Agamirzyan.