He was born December 20, 1954 in Flatbush, New York, USA.
Grew up in a family of Italian-Americans. Studied at New York's New Platz University.
Worked as a prop master at a film studio in New York City for over 15 years.
In the cinema since 1980, in the film Raging Bull. In 1994 he played the role of Matilda's father in the famous film "Leon the Killer.
The actor's success was the role of Lieutenant Bonomo in "One Fine Day". (1996) and George Nelson in Oh, Where Are You Brother? (2000).
He was nominated five times for a TV Emmy Award and won an Emmy in 1999 for his performance as attorney Jimmy Berlutti on the TV series The Practice (1997-2004).