He starred in a production of Guys and Dolls while attending Cleveland High School. He has a strong background in dancing, martial arts and bodybuilding.
He has also had recurring television roles on Timecop, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Father of the Pride. Throughout his lengthy acting career, he has appeared over 140 times in various television series' and films.
He has two daughters, Nicole and Samantha, with ex-wife, Julie Stark.
He played Laura Prepon's on-screen father for 200 episodes of That '70s Show.