Played a popular comedic role on the television series, Welcome Back, Kotter, which earned him a role as team captain for ABC's Battle of the Network Stars.
He eventually began working as a bellman and stand-up comedian although he originally wanted to become a baseball star.
Besides acting, he is also a joint commentator in many poker related shows.
His parents are named Dorothy and Charles.
He was replaced by Norm Macdonald as co-host for the show, High Stakes Poker in its seventh season.