Petrograd School of Russia Drama. 1926 graduated Studio School, Leningrad Drama Theater.
Best roles: Semen Kotko in “Kataev’s Shel soldat s fronta” (A Soldier Returned from the Front). Rekalo in Lavrenev’s “Za tekh kto v more” (For Those At Sea). Pavel Korchagin in N. Ostrovsky’s “Как zakalyalas stal” (How the Steel Was Tempered).
Schastlivtsev and Kiselnikov in A. Ostrovsky’s “Les” and “Puchina” (The Forest) and (The Abyss). Title role in A. Tolstoy's “Tsar Fedor Ioanovich”. Krivokhatsky in Gorbatov’s “Odna noch” (One Night).
Private Stepan in Chirsky’s “Pobediteli” (The Victors). Film parts: title role in “Akademik Pavlov” (Academician Pavlov). Title role in “Kompozitor Mussorgsky” (Mussorgsky the Composer).
Lapin in “Vemye druzya” (Faithful Friends). Rybkin in “Aleksandr Popov”. 1956 member, delegate of Soviet film artists to Belgium.
1960 Rector, University of Culture for Leningrad Factory Workers.