He portrayed Eli Fromson on the drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit with Dann Florek. In 1992, he appeared in School Ties and in 1993, he appeared in Swing Kids.
He attended NYU Film School and made his TV debut in 1984's Almost Partners.
He guest starred on several episodes of Oz with J.K. Simmons.
He married Tiffany Bartok in 2003. His brother, Dennis Bartok, is a writer and producer.
He wrote the screenplay for the film The Cake Eaters, which starred Kristen Stewart.