Film director, producer, playwright, screenwriter, actor. He studied at the Faculty of Journalism of the Leningrad University (1957-1960), he graduated from the directing department of the Leningrad Institute of Culture named after N.K. Krupskaya (1972). In the years 1960-1964 - assistant director, assistant director at the Belarusfilm studio. From 1966 he worked at the Lenfilm film studio. Since 1982 - director. In 1983 - 85 years. - Director of TO television films to / from "Lenfilm". From 1997 to 2002 - director of the Lenfilm film studio. Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1997). Member of the European Film Academy (1999). Viktor Sergeev died in a Moscow hospital in the 69th year of life after a serious and prolonged illness. He was buried on November 22, 2006 at the cemetery in the village of Komarovo near St. Petersburg. He was married to the mother of actor Nikita Mikhailovsky (1964-1991), the model Alevtina, who died when Nikita was 16 years old. He brought up Nikita from early childhood.