He took up acting in college, winning the best actor award at a local festival, and spent a summer at a performing arts camp.
He also did voiceovers for popular animated series like DIC Entertaiment's Super Mario Bros., and hundreds of commercials on TV and radio.
He was born in Toronto, Ontario. He had two children with his wife Celia.
He had a cameo role in the classic film Atlantic City, starring Burt Lancaster.