Honored Artist of the RSFSR (10/07/1965). Since 1939 - actor supporting the theater named Lensoveta. During the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) he served in the ensemble of the Moscow Military District. He graduated from the studio of the Bolshoi Drama Theater named after Gorky in Leningrad (1947) and became an artist of the BDT. In 1951-1952 worked in the theater named after M. N. Ermolova in Moscow. Since 1952 - an actor in the Lensovet Theater and the Comedy Theater in Leningrad (1956-1964). Since 1965 - actor of the Leningrad Academic Bolshoi Drama Theater named after Gorky.