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