- Attended college on a baseball scholarship. He was drafted by the New York Yankees and played third base for one of their minor-league farm teams.
- Discovered by a Columbia Pictures national talent search. He was one of 30 people chosen out of 75,000 aspiring actors.
- Made his professional acting debut in 1982 on the TV series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
- Won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Male Star in 1994 and '95.