Valeriy Afanasyev was born on August 20, 1949. In 1970 he graduated from the acting department of the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute, course of Marianna Ter-Zakharova. From 1990 to 2011 worked in Moscow State Theater In The Southwest. From 2011 to 2017 he worked in the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre.
On March 1, 2017 Valeriy joined the company of the Maly Theatre. In 2005 he was awarded the title of People's Artist of Russia.
Roles on the stage of the Maly Theatre:
10.10.2017 - Tsar Boris Godunov, «Tsar Boris» by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, directed by Vladimir Beylis
26.11.2017 - Krutitskiy, «Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Beylis
24.12.2017 - Yaichnitsa, «Marriage» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin
10.05.2018 - Shein, Governor of Smolensk, «Time Of Troubles. 1609-1611» by Vladimir Medinksiy, directed by Vladimir Beylis
30.04. 2019 - Horace Vandergelder, «Always Call Dolly» by Sergey Plotov and Vladimir Ivanov, directed by Vladimir Ivanov