Born in Indiana. Education: Colorado State University, degree in industrial construction management; studied acting with Sanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse, Deborah Headwall at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and improv with The Groundlings East.
Addresses: Agent— Progressive Artists Agency, 400 South Beverly Dr., Suite 216, Beverly Hills, CA 90212–4483.
Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials; previously worked as a project engineer.
Dale, Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever, Live Entertainment, 1990.
Farrell Lernoux, Illicit Behavior (also known as Criminal Intent ), Prism Pictures, 1992.
Jim, Sr., Out on a Limb, MCA/Universal, 1992.
Hotel porter, What's Love Got to Do with It, Buena Vista, 1993.
Grosky, Snapdragon, Prism Pictures, 1993.
Lieutenant Willis, Clean Slate, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1994.
Mr. Moore, Little Giants, Warner Bros., 1994.
Guard, A Dangerous Place (also known as No Surrender ), 1995.
Assistant press secretary, Air Force One (also known as AFO ), Columbia, 1997.
Lyman, Duty Dating, 1998.
Father on local news, Hard Rain (also known as Flood and Pluie d'enfer ), Paramount, 1998.
Steve Baker, Hijack (also known as The Last Siege ), Artisan Entertainment, 1999.
Skeeter, The Mystery of Spoon River (also known as The Ghost of Spoon River ), Artist View Entertainment, 2000.
Huntoon, Nobody's Baby, 2001.
Television Appearances; Series:
George Vogelman, a recurring role, The Practice, ABC, 1997–1999.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Reporter, Daughters of Privilege (also known as Keys to the Kingdom ), NBC, 1991.
Controller, Afterburn, HBO, 1992.
Reporter C, Running Mates (also known as Dirty Tricks ), HBO, 1992.
Juror #3, Indictment: The McMartin Trial, HBO, 1995.
Reporter, Crime of the Century, HBO, 1996.
Dave, Last Lives, Sci–Fi Channel, 1997.
First Miami reporter, Winchell, HBO, 1998.
Hutton, Scorpio One, Sci–Fi Channel, 1998.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Clown, Cursed (also known as The Weber Show ), NBC, 2000.
The Division, 2001.
Also appeared in Carnivale, HBO.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Cop Files, UPN, 1996.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Sweeper, "The Odessa File," Dallas, CBS, 1990.
"The Coach," The Family Man, 1990.
Conventioneer #2, "First Time for Everything," Herman's Head, Fox, 1992.
Partygoer, "Something Wilder," Camp Wilder, ABC, 1992.
Construction guy, "Smokin' in the Boys Room," Nurses, NBC, 1993.
Conventioneer, "I Wanna Go Home," Herman's Head, Fox, 1993.
Mr. Vennerbeck, "Happy New Year," ER, NBC, 1995.
Deputy, "A River Runs through His Head," The George Wendt Show, CBS, 1995.
Mr. Phillips, "Goodbye," Blossom, NBC, 1995.
Truck driver, "Reap the Whirlwind," Picket Fences, CBS, 1995.
Bank robber, "'Twas the Night before Mxymas," Lois & Clark (also known as Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman ), ABC, 1996.
Man, "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1996.
"In the Still of the Night," Night Man, The Disney Channel and syndicated, 1997.
Passenger X, "Big Bang Theory," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1999.
Dwight Parnell, "Otis, California," Profiler, NBC, 1999.
Dr. Miller, "The One with Joey's Big Break," Friends, NBC, 1999.
Mr. Harding, "Let the Games Begin," Any Day Now, Lifetime, 2002.
Jeff Murphy, "He Saw, She Saw," Without a Trace, CBS, 2002.
Jeff Schiffer, "Chapter Fifty–Nine," Boston Public, Fox, 2003.
Assistant District Attorney Powell, "Let It Bleed," 10–8: Officer on Duty, ABC, 2003.
Grossman, "Dirty Magazine," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2004.
Also appeared as obnoxious fan, Step by Step; customer, Home Improvement, ABC; Kent Sampson, Arli$$, HBO; David Jones, Family Law, CBS.
Appeared in Nothing So Simple as Love, Los Angeles; One of Mose Days, Matrix, Los Angeles; The Love of the Nightingale, L.A. Theatre Work, Los Angeles; Phosphorus, Primary Stages, New York City; Riddley Walker, La Mama, New York City; Romeo and Juliet, A.T.A., New York City; The Dining Room, The Repertory Company, New York City; A Streetcar Named Desire, Old Castle Theatre, New York City.
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