Mikhail Boyarsky is a Soviet-Russian actor and singer, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1984) and People’s Artist of Russia (1990). He is best known for the role of D’Artagnan in the film D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers (1978) and its sequels (1992, 1993).
Mikhail was born on December 26, 1949 in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) into the family of the theater actors Sergei Boyarsky and Ekaterina Melentieva. The boy’s parents did not want the son to follow in their footsteps. They wanted him to be a musician. Boyarsky studied piano in a music school. After school, the future actor entered the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema. In 1972, after graduation from the institute, he began working in the Lensovet Theatre. In the play Dulcinea Tobosskaya, Mikhail played along with great actress Alisa Freindlich for the first time.
Being a school boy Mikhail starred in the short film Matches Are Not Toys For Children. But his real debut took place in 1974.