In 1958, he graduated from the National Higher School of Theatre in Warsaw and started his career in various Warsaw-based theatres. A talented young actor, he also appeared in numerous films of the time. His stage debut was the role of Stanley in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. In 1960, he debuted on screen in the role of Jamot in Aleksander Ford's Teutonic Knights, based on Henryk Sienkiewicz's novel, The Teutonic Knights.
In 1981 he won the award for Best Actor at the 12th Moscow International Film Festival for his role in The Moth.
In 1982 he won the award for Best Actor at the 12th Madrid International Film Festival for his role in The War of the Worlds: Next Century (Polish original title: Wojna światów - następne stulecie) & in Triest Fantasy Film Festival.
His only Disney movie, in which provided a voice, is Alice in Wonderland.
He died of cancer on November 3, 1991 in Warsaw.