Comedian who found success on stage and on screen especially in the films Watermelon Man and The President's Analyst. He also starred alongside Pam Grier in Friday Foster.
While waiting for a break in acting, he worked as a cab driver, bead sorter, ambulance driver, and gardener to name a few of his odd jobs.
He starred in the sequel to the The Blob titled Beware! The Blob.
He was married twice, the first time to Barbara Teer and the second time to Audriano Meyers.
He had a starring role on Cotton Comes to Harlem alongside Calvin Lockhart.