He is an American actor and producer.
He was born on December 16, 1955, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
As a child he began acting in amateur theater.
Graduated from Hampshire College, Berkeley with a degree in painter, sculptor and make-up artist.
He began his acting career in 1981 with small roles in the television series "Falcon Crest" and "M*A*S*H".
In cinema he first appeared in the film "Mom in Love" (1981). Actively starred in small roles in blockbusters and television series. However, his persona became recognizable only in the 1990s