Born in Buffalo, New York, he did the requisite paper route, worked in a record warehouse, a record store, a retail store and then began in radio at the age of 18. That took him from Buffalo to Miami, San Francisco and Seattle in the space of 3 years. After taking up stand-up comedy on the side, he left radio and hit the road full-time from 1986-1997. He quit a fifth of Jack Daniels a day habit in 1997 and his life changed. He won a Weider natural bodybuilding championship in the Master's division at age 43 and he started pursuing his lifelong desire to act.
He soon landed a starring role as Plastic Man in the independent film "Carried Away" which played in the Seattle International Film Festival. He scored several national commercials and a starring role in another independent film "Lover's Lane". This film also starred Anna Faris, Sarah Lancaster of "Chuck", Riley Smith of"24" and "New York Minute", and Richard Sanders of "WKRP."
After this series of successes and holding down a morning radio show for eight years he decided to give acting a more serious try. Moving to Los Angeles in 2005, partly because director James Frawley told him he thought he'd be very busy if he worked in L.A., he has worked pretty steadily since.
- Big Time Rush (2009–2013)
- True Blood (2010)
- Dollhouse (2009)
- The Young and The Restless (2007-2009)
- Chuck (2008)
- Mad Men (2008)