After growing up in New York City and New Hampshire (where he attended the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy), he studied and performed on stage at Williams College and Purdue University.
He appeared in an Off-Broadway production of a play titled P.S. Your Cat Is Dead.
His second marriage, to fellow soap opera actor Courtney Simon, resulted in one child. His previous marriage, to Merle Louise, produced three children.
He and Jerry Verdorn both appeared for many years on Guiding Light.