Born February 15, 1952 at the Cossack village Veselovskogo district of Rostov region, Russian.
. In 1975 he graduated from the theater department of the Rostov Art College in 1984 - State Institute of Theatrical Art (GITIS).
. After graduation went to work in the troupe Rostov Drama Theater
. M. Gorky. In 1993, became chairman of the board of the theater arts. In 1996 he was appointed artistic director of the theater.
. Deputy Chairman of the Rostov branch of the Union of theatrical figures of Russia.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Culture and Tourism.
. Member of the Political Council of Party "Unity".
. Honored Artist of Russia (1996).
. Awarded the Order of Friendship (1996).
. Hobbies - Running, Gymnastics.
. His wife Tamara - makeup Rostov Theater
. M. Gorky. Daughter Alina - student.