- Attended an audition for a stage play as a form of punishment and was cast on the spot.
- Competed in slot car racing in the 1960s.
- A very active musician and songwriter in the 1980s.
- Had a left of center radio show in KNFT in Silver City, New Mexico, in the early 2000s.
- Famously portrayed Newt Winger in The Learning Tree (1969).