Won $110,237, which at the time was the greatest amount ever won on a game show, on Press Your Luck in May 1984.
He drove a Mister Softee ice cream truck and cheated promotional bank offers by opening accounts under false names, withdrawing the $500 in new customer cash, and closing the account.
He spent the money he won on taxes and real estate investments. After moving to Florida, he died of throat cancer.
He was married to Teresa McGlynn Dinwitty from 1983 to 1994 and had three children.
A biographical film about his life was planned in the early 2000s. The film was set to star Bill Murray.