On the stage from 1917. From 1920-1922, at the Korsh Theatre, Moscow. Entered the film industry, 1925.
Joined MKHAT, 1933. His best parts were in la. Protazanov’s films: Proisess О Trekh Millionakh. 1926, and Prazdnik Sviaiogo lorgena, 1930.
Played Prince Bolkonskii’s father in War and Peace.