In 1961, having graduated from the Shchukin Theatre College, he was taken into the company of the Lenkom, where he worked for more than 40 years. He took part in the show “Avtograd 21” – Mark Zakharov's directing debut as the main director of the theater.
He has acted in more than 80 films. Together with Oleg Dal and Andrey Mironov, he made his film debut in the Aleksandr Zarkha film “My Little Brother.” Among the various film works that brought him fame are the Aleksey Kornev film “The Great Change” and Andrey Konchalovsky’s “Lovers’ Romance.” In 1995, he opened the restaurant “TRAM.” In 2000, he began teaching an actors’ course at RATI. He is a recipient of the Russian Federation National Award (2003).