People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, Laureate of the State Prizes of the USSR and Russian Federation
He graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School in 1965 (course of V. Markov).
Entered in the Theatre Contemporary, where he played in performances: The Lower Depths, Balalajkin and Co, A Common Story,Bolsheviks.
In 1977 he joined the Moscow Art Theatre. Played in performances: The Duck Hunt (Zilov), The Seagull (Treplev), Uncle Vanya (Vanya), Pearl Zinaida (Alladin), Woe from Wit (Repetilov), Boris Godunov (Michael), The Ghosts (Pastor Manders), Misha's anniversary (Valery), Uncle Vanya (Vanya).
Playing in performances: The Petty Bourgeoises (Bessemenov) and The white rabbit (Harvey) (Elwood).
On the Small Stage of the Moscow Art Theatre in 1989 staged Good night, Mother on the play by M. Norman, and in 2002 — Retro on the play by A. Galin.
In 2004, together with Alla Pokrovskaya, was awarded the Theatre Prize Seagull for the work in the performance The Petty Bourgeoises (the nomination — Best Acting duet).
Acted in such films as: Adventures of a Dentist directed by E. Klimov, The Brothers Karamazov directed by I. Pyrev, Days of the Turbins directed by V. Basov, Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!, Office Romance, The Garage, A Cruel Romance directed by E. Ryazanov, Postscript directed by M. Hutsiev, Stripe of Obstacles directed by M. Tumanishvili, There's Good Weather in Deribasovskaya, It's Raining Again in Brighton Beach directed by L. Gaidai, Vertical Races directed by A. Muratov, Contract with the death directed by D. Astrachan and many others.
Winner of the USSR State Prize (1977) for her role of Zhenya Lukashin in the film Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! and the State Prize of the RSFSR (1979) for his role of Anatoly Novosel'tsev in the film Office Romance.