Andrey Trifonovich Manke was born on April 5, 1946 in Moscow. He graduated from the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) named after A.V. Lunacharsky (course of Grigory Grigorievich Konskiy, Olga Nikolaevna Androvskaya, Svetlana Leonidovna Sobinova, Alexander Alexadnrovich Anders) and in 1970 was invited to join the company of the Maly State Academic Theatre of Russia.
Among his main roles are: Rafik («Stolen Consul» by G.Mdivani), Tailor (G.Rusternaev Street G. Uspensky), Ivan (Hurricane A.Safronova), counselor Ganefeld («Before Sunset» by G. Hauptmann), artist Romano («Fiesco's Conspiracy at Genoa» by F. Schiller), Trishka («The Minor» by D.I. Fonvizin), the worker Efim («Uncle Vanya»by A.Chekhov), the station master («The Cherry Orchard» by A.Chekhov ), Doctor («The Man Who Laughs» by V. Hugo), Master Stig («King Gustav Vasa» by A. Strindberg), Old lackey («Smart Things» by S.Ya. Marshak), Servant of Gloucester («King Lear» by W. Shakespeare).
Andrey Trifonovich also acted in the cinema: «About Clara Ivanova», «Five days of rest», «About friends-comrades» and others.
His favorite place for summer vacation is Alexander Ostrovsky House-Museum in Shchelykovo.