Born on August 17, 1957 in Riga, Latvia. He studied at GITIS on the course of Joseph Tumanov and Anatoly Efros. He worked in theaters in Riga, Yekaterinburg and Moscow. On the stage, Gushchin played in many productions. One of his most famous roles is Stanislavsky in the play Theatrical Novel. Now the actor works at Gogol Center. Successfully starred in films of many famous Russian filmmakers.