Best known for playing "geek" character roles, this American actor most famously portrayed genius high school student Arvid Engen on ABC's Head of the Class and nerd Chris Potter on Nickelodeon's Kenan & Kel.
Before making his television debut in a 1982 episode of The Facts of Life, he worked as a Los Angeles-based magician.
He played the role of the socially awkward stagehand, Joey, in the 1983 comedy movie Get Crazy.
A native of Whippany, New Jersey, he later settled in Los Angeles, California.
He shared the screen with comedian Jerry Seinfeld in a 1994 episode of NBC's popular sitcom, Seinfeld.