Born in Perryton, TX; has children.
Actor and voice artist. Worked at the radio stations KLBK, KSEL, and KEND, all Lubbock, TX, 1970s; deejay at KKUA and worked at KORL, both Honolulu, HI, 1970s; worked at the radio stations KTNQ, Los Angeles, beginning 1978, and KHTZ, Los Angeles, beginning 1984.
Television Appearances; Series:
Clark V. Uhley, Jr., Gloria, CBS, 1982-83.
Voice of Leader-1, Challenge of the GoBots (animated), syndicated, 1984-85.
Voice of Galtar, Galtar and the Golden Lance (animated), syndicated, 1985-86.
Flash Gordon, Defenders of the Earth (animated), syndicated, 1986-87.
Deputy Dennis Putnam, She's the Sheriff, syndicated, 1987-88.
Father Bud, Just the Ten of Us, ABC, 1988-90.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Boyfriend, The Munsters' Revenge, NBC, 1981.
Radio announcer, Soul of the Game (also known as Baseball in Black and White, Field of Honour, and La couleur du base-ball), HBO, 1996.
Night Eyes 4 (also known as Midnight Hour and Night Eyes … Fatal Passion), 1996.
Sports announcer, Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story, USA Network, 1997.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Sketch player, Good Evening, Captain, CBS, 1981.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Hotel clerk, "Sing a Song of Suspense," Hawaii Five-O (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1975.
Draper Taggart, "Turkey Shoot at Makapuu," Hawaii Five-O (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1976.
Jim Thompson, "Heads, You're Dead," Hawaii Five-O (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1976.
George Atkins, "The Descent of the Torches," Hawaii Five-O (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1977.
Strong, "The Innocent (aka Child of the Times)," Logan's Run, CBS, 1977.
"Sarah," Big Hawaii, NBC, 1977.
Philip Christie, "The Case against Philip Christie," Hawaii Five-O (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1978.
Second attendant, "Frozen Assets," Hawaii Five-O (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1978.
"Sighting 4023: The I-Man Incident," Project U.F.O. (also known as Project Blue Book), NBC, 1978.
Duke, "The Swinger/Terrors of the Mind," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1980.
Israeli agent, "Clash of Shadows," Hawaii Five-O (also known as McGarrett), CBS, 1980.
Virgil Cooper, "Return of the Ridge Raiders," The Dukes of Hazzard, CBS, 1980.
Voice of deejay, "Las Vegas Show," Alice, CBS, 1980.
Mike, "The Older Man," Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1981.
Mike Palmer, "Cousin Geri Returns," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1981.
Officer Madigan, "An Explosive Affair: Parts 1 & 2," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1981.
Van driver, "Ponch's Angels: Parts 1 & 2," CHiPs (also known as Chips and CHiPs Patrol), NBC, 1981.
"Scream to the Skies," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC, 1981.
Jim, "The Night Visitor," Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1982.
"Sharples vs. Sharples," Alice, CBS, 1982.
(Scenes deleted) Male nurse, "The Emergency," Gimme a Break!, NBC, 1982.
"The Misunderstanding/Love below Decks/The End Is Near," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.
Franklin, "Henry Bites the Big Apple," Too Close for Comfort (also known as The Ted Knight Show), syndicated, 1984.
"High Infidelity," Too Close for Comfort (also known as The Ted Knight Show), syndicated, 1984.
William Craig, "Saving Face," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1985.
Braxton Hicks, "Jason's Rib," Growing Pains, ABC, 1986.
Freddie "Bummer" Bumgarner, "Poker Night," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1986.
Himself, "Death Machine," Hunter, NBC, 1986.
"Father of the Bride/The Best Man/Members of the Wedding," The Love Boat, ABC, 1986.
Voice, "A Mother and a Daughter," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1987.
Modesto, "Roommates," Growing Pains, ABC, 1990.
Reg Feiffer, "See the Bridge," Major Dad, CBS, 1990.
Jack, Uncle Buck, CBS, 1990.
Maitre d', "The Dating Pool," The Mommies (also known as Mommies), NBC, 1992.
"Home Is Where the Heart Is," Reasonable Doubts, NBC, 1992.
Younger lawyer, Home Free, ABC, 1993.
Harvey Shempard, "What Price Episode?," Live Shot, UPN, 1995.
Larry Sinatra, "X-Rated Neighbors," Sherman Oaks, Showtime, 1996.
"Fame," Dave's World, CBS, 1996.
Stewart, "Secrets and Lies," Arsenio, ABC, 1997.
Voice of football announcer, "False Alarm," Oh Baby, Lifetime, 1998.
Voice of football announcer, "The Wedding Show," Kelly Kelly, The WB, 1998.
The chauffeur, "Child Bride," Clueless, UPN, 1999.
Father, The Amanda Show (also known as Amanda), Nickelodeon, multiple episodes, including ones in 1999, c. 2001.
Doctor, "The Thanksgiving Story: Parts 1 & 2," Providence, NBC, 2000.
Assistant district attorney Tom Connolly, "Killing Time," The Practice, ABC, 2001.
Captain Costain, "Liberty," JAG, CBS, 2001.
Doctor, "The Hair Episode," Maybe It's Me (also known as Maybe I'm Adopted, Kaos med Molly, Meine Familie—Echt peinlich, Mi extrana familia, Min galna familj, and Rakkaudella, Molly), The WB, 2001.
Officer Custer, "Daemonicus," The X-Files, ABC, 2001.
Arlin Tompkins, "Silent Partner," Without a Trace (also known as Vanished and W.A.T.), CBS, 2002.
Detective, "Second Chance," Presidio Med, CBS, 2002.
Lawyer, "Breathless," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2002.
Brianna's father, "Bringeth It On," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2003.
Television news anchor, Passions (also known as Harmony's Passions and The Passions Storm), NBC, 2003.
Dr. Perkins, "Time of Death," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2004.
Lawyer, "Hyde School Reunion," Charmed, The WB, 2004.
Mr. Borden, "Life in the Fishbowl," Summerland (also known as Immediate Family and Summerland Beach), The WB, 2004.
Mr. Borden, "Skipping School," Summerland (also known as Immediate Family and Summerland Beach), The WB, 2004.
Voice of sports announcer, "The Director," My Wife and Kids (also known as Wife and Kids), ABC, 2004.
Voice of sports announcer, "Outbreak Monkey," My Wife and Kids (also known as Wife and Kids), ABC, 2004.
Baseball announcer, "The Big Off Pitch Episode," Half & Half, UPN, 2005.
Dr. Barragan, "The Girl in the Fridge," Bones (also known as Brennan, Bones—Die Knochenjaegerin, Dr. Csont, and Kondid), Fox, 2005.
Voice of T. J. the deejay, "Putting the ‘Ass’ in Assassin," Stoker and Hoop (animated), Cartoon Network, 2005.
Voices of T. J. the deejay and a used car salesperson, "Hip Hop Hooray," Stoker and Hoop (animated), Cartoon Network, 2005.
Radio announcer, Passions (also known as Harmony's Passions and The Passions Storm), NBC, 2005.
Businessperson, "Day 5: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.," 24 (also known as Twenty Four and 24 Hours), Fox, 2006.
Detective, "Immigrant," Sleeper Cell (also known as Sleeper Cell: American Terror), Showtime, 2006.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Clark V. Uhley, Jr., "The First Day" (also known as "Gloria, the First Day"), Gloria, CBS, 1982.
Dennis Putman, Cass Malloy, CBS, 1982.
Rich Williams, Second Edition, CBS, 1984.
Man, Resurrection Blvd., Showtime, 2000.
Lawyer, Flashpoint (also known as E.I.S.: Epidemiologic Intelligence Service), ABC, 2002.
Bill Mickleson, Beyond, Fox, 2006.
Judge, Windfall, NBC, 2006.
Television Work; Specials:
Director and associate producer, On Shifting Sands, PBS, 1988.
Steve, The Seniors (also known as The Senior), Cinema Shares International Distribution, 1978.
Voice of Leader-1, GoBots: War of the Rock Lords (animated; also known as GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords and Gobotit), Atlantic Releasing, 1986.
Skiff, Going Under, Warner Bros., 1990.
Judith's lawyer, Living Out Loud (also known as Kiss, The Kiss, A Csok, Bonjour, la vie!, De ahora en adelante, D'une vie a l'autre, Elaemaen satuttamat, Leetroff et Ha-Haim, Naer livet vaender, O jogo da seducao, Traieste-ti viata, and Wachgekuesst), New Line Cinema, 1998.
Voice of radio deejay, Dischord, Artistic License, 2001.
Pediatrician, Hulk (also known as The Hulk and Hulken), Universal, 2003.
Voice of Coach T., NBA '06, Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2005.
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