Jul. 23rd, 1962
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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Born and raised in Hartford, CT, as one of four children. Studied two years at Juillard and graduated from New York University graduate theater program with a B.F.A. degree in theater. Meanwhile he participated in the first of Joseph Papp's Shakespeare productions at the Park theater company. Later he supported himself by acting on and off Broadway and as "Mike Rivers" in the soap "One Life to Live" (1968). After that he moved to L.A. to guest-star in numerous TV series and TV movies.
- Skilled in martial arts.
- Auditioned for the role of Ben in _Night of the Living Dead (1990)_ (qv).
- He was nominated for a 1993 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Two Trains Running" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
- BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1984)
- Wrote, directed and produced two short films that won awards at the Worldfest Houston film competition and the USA Film Festival.