Leonid Vasilyevich Markov (Russian: Леони́д Васи́льевич Ма́рков) was born in the village Alekseevskoe (or Alexeevka) (now — Akkol, Akmola Oblast, Kazakhstan). In the years 1931-1934 he played children's roles in the Saratov Drama Theater, where his father - actor Vasily Demyanovich Markov.In 1945, Leonid, together with his older sister, Rimma Markova, entered the studio of the Vologda Drama Theatre, where he studied until 1947. At the end of the studio in 1951, Markov was admitted to the troupe of Lenin Komsomol, the scene of which debuted in 1947 as Nekhoda in the play "The honor of his youth". Markov played Yasha and later Petya Trofimov in "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov, Petrushina in "Living Corpse" by Leo Tolstoy, and a number of other roles of the classical and contemporary repertoire. In 1960, Markov moved to the Moscow theater, Pushkin where, in particular, he played Timofey in "Virgin Soil Upturned" Mikhail Sholokhov. From 1966 to 1986 Markov served in the Moscow City Council Theatre, where he played a number of memorable roles, including Arbenin in Lermontov's "Masquerade," a dramatization of the novel Zvyagintsev Sholokhov, "They fought for their country"; and Porfiry Petrovitch in "Petersburg Dreams" (the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment"). After a brief stint in 1986-1987 at the Maly Theater, where he played Antipas in the play Maxim Gorky "Zykovy," Markov returned to the Moscow City Council Theatre. Markov died on 2 March 1991 (March 1, according to other sources) in Moscow from cancer. He was buried on the main avenue of the Kuzminskoye Cemetery.