American actor who played the role of Lieutenant Commander Beach in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. He also played a role on the television series Diff'rent Strokes in the early 1980s.
He studied acting under Sanford Meisner and later became his assistant.
He served as assistant director of the Melrose Theater.
He was married to Madelyn Cain at the time of his death and had several children.
He was the first student in Lucille Ball's acting Desilu Workshop.