Born December 16, 1948 in g. Kishinev, Moldavian SSR.
In 1970 he graduated from the State Institute of Theatrical Art (GITIS), specializing in film and theater actor. "
From 1970 to 1975 he worked in the Theater. A. S. Pushkin.
From 1973 to 1975 he worked as a freelance television. Since 1975 - the state of CB Radio and Television of the USSR in the department of the announcers.
From 1975 to 1991 - a permanent leader of a weekly music program CT Broadcaster CAS "Morning mail". Conducted well as popular programs DOT "Blue light", "Song" and others. A short time was the leading news programs CT Broadcaster of the USSR.
In 1991, creates a television production company "UNIX" (Yury Nikolayev Studio "), publishes the weekly program" Morning Star ". Lead program "Morning Star".
. Since March 1995 - one of the producers of the entertainment program "Name That Tune!".
. Since February 1996 - Chief of the Moscow television producer and artistic director of the Moscow TV channel (up to February 1997).
. At the end of 1995 - one of the founders of the creative association of Quinta.
. In 1996, invented and implemented on the screen the first national award of children's creativity "Invocation".
. Since June 27, 1996, under the pre-election youth campaign "Vote or Lose", with talk-show "Field of Miracles" Leonid Yakubovich committed "concert and cognitive flight" Yeltsin - our president! ".
. Since February 1997 - Leading music program "Morning mail".
. People's Artist of Russia.
. Member of the Union of Journalists of Russia, laureate of the Union of Journalists of Russia (1993).
. Member of the Editorial Board of "The Bear".
. He is fond of tennis, a game of billiards, piloting a sports plane.
. Contains the second marriage
. His wife, Eleonora Aleksandrovna - Finance Director of JSC "UNIX".