Ilyinsky was born July 24, 1901 in Moscow in the family physician. His father was not a stranger to the art, and it is not surprising that Igor
from a young age carried away by the theater - in the gymnasium, he published a humorous magazine 'different kind', was a frequent visitor to the performances of the Moscow Art Theater and. Autumn of 1917, Igor Ilinskij
came to study at drama school FF Komissarzhevsky and Sakhnovsky. Soon after, in February 1918, he first entered the professional scene, playing in the play 'Lysistrata' at the theater named Komissarzhevskaya. Then Ilinskij
performed at many venues in Moscow - in operetta, cabaret 'Die Fledermaus' in Terevsate ( "Theater of Revolutionary Satire'), in the 1st studio of Moscow Art Theater. In early 1919 his mentor Komissarzhevsky emigrated from Soviet Russia, but his studio closed. Since 1920, his actor's destiny was linked with Vsevolod Meyerhold, . whose productions he performed the role of compromiser and Prisypkina (in 'Mystery-Bouffe' and 'Bug' Vl.Mayakovskogo), . Bruno (in the 'Magnificent Cuckold'), . Arkashka Schastlivtseva (in the 'Forest' by Ostrovsky), . Rasplyueva (in 'Wedding Krechinsky' A.Suhovo-Kobylin),
. In 1938, Igor
Ilyinsky moved to the Little Theater, . the scene where he played the inspector in 'Inspector', . Again Schastlivtseva, . Schmugar of 'Wrongfully Accused' Ostrovsky, . Zagoretskogo in 'Woe from Wit' A. Griboyedov, . and later shone in dramatic roles Akim (in the 'Power of Darkness' Leo Tolstoy) and Leo Tolstoy (in the 'return to business as usual'),
. Since 1958 Ilinskij
placed in the Maly Theater, and several performances.
In the movie actor made his debut in 1924, playing a detective in the movie Jacob Kravtsova Protazanov 'Aelita', then starred at Jury Zhelyabuzhsky in the film 'cigarette from Mosselprom'. Igor
Ilyinsky immense popularity gained with the release in 1925 screwball comedy Protazanov 'cutter from Torzhok' script which was written specially for him and in which he brilliantly played the role of Petit Petelkina. The success enjoyed movies as 'The process of the three million', 'Feast of St. Jorgen', 'Doll with millions', 'Kiss of Mary Pickford'. In the music scene Grigory
Alexandrov 'Volga-Volga' actor has created a vivid and memorable image of the bureaucrat Byvalova. A new wave of popularity of spectator Elias connected again with the role of the bureaucrat, but of a different time - in the comedy Ogurtsova Eldar Ryazanov 'Carnival Night', published in 1956. One of the best works of outstanding actor was characteristically heroic role of Kutuzov in a magnificent comedy tape 'Hussar Ballad' set E. Ryazanov in 1962. In addition, the actor made many appearances on stage - read the classics, has worked with radio and television, put a few films.