- First professional acting job was in the play The Tropical Pickle at the Jeff Daniels Purple Rose Theater Company in Chelsea, MI.
- Made his film debut with a small role in Gettysburg (1993) after director Ron Maxwell saw him on stage.
- Broke into television in 1995 with the short-lived CBS series Almost Perfect.
- Appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon's Proposals in 1997.
- Wrote and directed a farce called Sea of Fools, which premiered at his old stamping grounds in Chelsea, MI.