He studied at the Suvorov Military School (1955-1960). In 1968 he graduated from the Studio School at the Moscow Art Theater. In 1968-1981 - actor theater. N.V. Gogolya, from 1985 - the Theater. M.N. Yermolova. Then he moved to the theater named after the Moscow City Council. Since 1996 he has been playing in the Mikhail Kozakov Entreprise. In the cinema since 1970 (first role - Dr. Creech in the movie "Urban Romance"). Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1992). People's Artist of Russia (1999).