In 1970 he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theater, Music and Cinema (course of R. Agamirzyan). In 1970 he was invited to the troupe of the theater named after V.F. Komissarzhevskaya. In 1974 he moved to the Leningrad Maly Drama Theater. Since 1980 - actor of the Bolshoi Drama Theater. The first role on the scene of the BDT is an officer of the enemy troops in the play "Optimistic Tragedy". Since 1988 - teacher of LGITMiK. Honored Artist of Russia (February 12, 1994). Alexander Ivanovich died on December 6, 2005 in St. Petersburg after a serious and prolonged illness.