- Played clarinet in his high school band and sang in the choir.
- Theater debut was in a 1970 college production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
- Taught an acting class at the Georgia State Penitentiary in the early 1970s.
- Made his big-screen debut in the 1989 thriller Black Rainbow.
- Has had recurring roles as an inmate on Prison Break and a former Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent on NCIS.