Born on 2 March, 1947 in Riga, to Georgiy Andrianovich and Tatyana Vasilievna Bogatyryov. His father, an officer in the Soviet Navy, was transferred to Moscow in 1953. From 1963 to 1966, he studied in the M.I. Kalinin Artistic-Industrial College in the carpet and drapery division, from which he did not graduate. He then studied in the All-Russian Workshop of Variety Performance, in the “conversational style” division. From 1966-1971, he was a student of the B.V. Shchukin Theatre College (in the course of Y.V. Katin-Yartsev). From 1971-1977, he worked in the Moscow Drama Theatre “Sovremennik,” then in 1977 was invited to MXAT, and for some time worked in the two theatres simultaneously. One of his greatest theatrical roles was Cléante, in Molière’s “Tartuffe.”
National fame came to Bogatyryov after his film debut, “At Home Among Strangers,” in which the actor played Egor Shilov. From that moment onward, Bogatyrev began to film regularly, including five more of Nikita Mikhailov’s movies. Filippok, in the movie “Explanation in Love,” became known as one of his best roles.