Born in Moscow in 1953; he graduated with honors from the Moscow State Pedagogical University in 1976, where he specialized in teaching, Russian language and literature. Since the late 1970s, Gurevich has published numerous works on history of literature, contemporary criticism, sociology of culture, pedagogical and social issues. Gurevich was a board member of a leading animation studio Soiuzmultfilm, he has also cooperated with the first independent animated film studio – Pilot. In 1992 he moved to the USA, where he completed his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Film Studies (at University of Wisconsin). In years 2003-2004 he organized and prepared the program for the animated film festival “Cineme” in Chicago.