Born in Leningrad in 1954.

Graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre Music and Cinematography from Katsman’s and Dodin’s class.

Acted with the Tomsk Young Viewers’ Theatre from 1979 till 1980. During the same year became an actor with the remarkable Maly Drama Theatre in St. Petersburg - where he works to this day.


2004 - People's Artist of Russia-  Honorary Title for Life Achievement in the field of Acting

2003 - The Golden Soffit-  Award for Male Leading Role in Theatre

2003 - Strezhelchik Award-  Award for Life Achievement in Theatre

2002 - The Stanislavski Award of the Russian Federation-  Award for Male Leading Role in Theatre


2014 - Stars on the Morning Sky by Alexander Galin - Berlin

2002 - The Dance of Death by August Strindberg - St. Petersburg