After serving for a decade in the Ontario Provincial Parliament, this Liberal Party politician began representing the Halton—Peel electorate in the Canadian Parliament.
After attending both Ontario Agricultural College and the University of Guelph, he pursued a career as a farmer and also worked as a professional actor.
Under the administration of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Canadian Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
He supported the prime ministerial administration of fellow Liberal Party politician Paul Martin.