- Left his home in the Midwest to perform with The Young Americans when he was 17.
- His post-college jobs included performing as a Kid of the Kingdom at Disneyland; a page at Paramount Studios; butler at the Playboy Mansion; and assistant for Cathy Rigby.
- His one-man show, Happy Hour, a comedy about his family life, won the Jury Award at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 1999.
- Was a writer and performer with The Groundlings comedy group.
- Volunteers with Stars for Stripes, an organization that entertains U.S. troops in the Middle East.