Pure-blood Lvivian, he was a graduate of the Stanisław Staszic's 6th Junion High School in Lviev. After graduating from the University, in 1935 he opened his own law office. In 1933, together with Kazimierz Wajda ("Szczepko"), he begun his comedy carrier in Wesoła Lwowska Fala. During the IIWW he was a part of French actore troupe, in England and the western front. He was a soldier in General Maczek's First Division. After the war, he went to Great Britain, where he was known as Henry Barker, he returned to Poland in 1988. He died on October 6, 1990 and was buried in London.