Born on January 15, 1928 in Sverdlovsk. In 1948 he graduated from the school film actor in Sverdlovsk, in 1955 - the directing department of GITIS. He starred in the films “Working Life” (1948), “Day Stars” (1966), “Experts lead the investigation. Supplement with a cucumber "(1979)," In love at own will "(1982)," If you believe Lopotukhin "(1983)," The Tale of the Unpaid Moon "(1990)," A Man for a Young Woman "(1997) and others. Since 1963 - director of the film studio "Soyuzmultfilm". Until 1970, he worked in the creative collaboration with M. Kamenetsky. In 1971 he shot the cartoon "Losharik". Already the second cartoon “Whose bumps in the forest?” Brought success to the directors. At the I IFF in Mamaia (Romania) in 1966, the painting received the Silver Medal. The actor’s memorable work was his appearance on the screen in the image of Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov in an advertisement for the Bank Imperial. His phrase, "So fasting, mother! Until the first star can not be! ”Became winged. Daughter Ekaterina Ufimtseva - theater scholar and TV presenter. He died on August 31, 2010 in Moscow, as a result of a stroke suffered several years ago.