People’s Artist of the Russian Federation
He graduated from the Sverdlovsk Theatre School (course of Y. Zhigulsky) in 1970 and Ural State University.
Worked in Sverdlovsk Young Generation Theatre, where he played in such performances as: Intrigue and Love by F. Schiller (Ferdinand), Eternally alive by V. Rozov (Volodya), The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (Aramis, Duke of Buckingham), etc.
Since 1978, the Moscow Satire Theatre. Was busy in performances: Repair (Pasha-Intellectual), The Cherry Orchard by A. Chekhov (Petya Trofimov),Shadows (Bobyrev), Mad Money by A. Ostrovsky (Glumov).
Since 1988, the Central Academic Theatre of Russian Army, where he played in such performances as: Paul I by D. Merezhkovsky (Alexander I), The Idiot by F. Dostoevsky (Prince Myshkin), The Gambler by F. Dostoyevsky (Alexei Ivanovich),The Masquerade by M. Lermontov (Unknown),The Lower Depths by M. Gorky (Baron), Othello by W. Shakespeare (Iago), Much Ado About Nothing by W. Shakespeare (Prince). Now playing Harpagon in the performance The Miser by J. -B. Moliere.
Since January 2002, the troupe of the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre. He played in such performances as: A number by C. Churchill (Salter), Sanctimonious persons' Kabala by M. Bulgakov (Marquise de Sharron), The Artist Descending a Staircase by T. Stoppard (Martello), Lady from the Sea by H. Ibsen (Arnholm).. Now busy in performances: Copenhagen by M. Freyn (Werner Heisenberg), The Seagull by A. Chekhov (Dorn).
Acted in such films as: The Ascent directed by L. Shepitko (1976), The Savage Hunt of King Stach directed by V. Rubinchik (1979), Michael Lomonosov directed by A. Proshkin (1984), Lermontov directed by N. Burljaev (1986 ), The Wood directed by V. Motyl (1987), «First Encounter — Last Encounter» directed by V. Melnikov (1987), Heart of a Dog directed by Bortko B. (1988), and others.
For his role in the performance «Good-bye … and applauding!» in the Moscow Theatre managed by O. Tabakov, was awarded the Prize of the Charitable Foundation named after K. Stanislavsky Moscow Premiere.
On the stage of the Moscow Theatre managed by O. Tabakov has played in such performances as: Camera Obscura by V. Nabokov (Bruno Kretzschmar) and «Good-bye … and applauding!» by A. Bogdanovich (Carlo Goldoni). Currently playing Voinitsky (Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov), Sobakevich (Adventures, composed on the poem Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol), Priest and Uncle (The Trial by F. Kafka), Basil (Crazy Day or The Marriage of Figaro by P. de Beaumarchais).