Broadway and television actor notable for performing on stage in the Tony Award winning musicals Something Rotten! and The Band's Visit. He was previously nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Motel the Tailor in the revival of Fiddler on the Roof. On TV, he is best known for playing Julian Beck in Law & Order.
He was active in the music and theater programs at Presque Isle High School. He then attended Amherst College and joined the school's oldest a cappella group, the Zumbyes, and the Glee Club. He earned a History degree there.
His first play as a playwright was titled Almost, Maine. He also wrote plays called cul-de-sac, Last Gas and Love/Sick.
He moved with his family from Brockton to Presque Isle, Maine when he was 8 years old.
He was cast in the off-Broadway play It's My Party (And I'll Die if I Want To) starring F. Murray Abraham for his first acting break in 1999.