- Got his start in theater by working as a box-office manger for ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) in Seattle. Eventually, joined ACT's touring company as an actor.
- Portrayed newsroom photographer Animal on Lou Grant for the series' entire five-year run.
- Served on the SAG board of directors from 1980 to 2002.
- In 1981, visited East Germany as part of an 11-member showbiz delegation.
- Along with his wife and three SAG board veterans, launched the SAG Awards telecast in 1995.
- Has one daughter.