He attended Lenexa, Kansas' Holy Trinity Catholic School and was offered the chance to play football on the college level; however, he chose to work for his local Department of Parks and Recreation, instead.
He appeared in a 1994 Bon Jovi music video.
He was born in Missouri and grew up in Kansas. He married Joanne Roberts Wiles in 1996 and they welcomed a son and a daughter before divorcing in 2014.
He appeared with Donald Sutherland on the television series Commander in Chief.