American actor who made a career of being a successful recurring cast member on series such as As the World Turns, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and Peyton Place.
Starting as a theater actor, he made his first professional appearance in the off-Broadway play Call Me By My Rightful Name. He then moved to Los Angeles and quickly landed a couple of guest spots on the shows 77 Sunset Strip and Cheyenne.
He had a character named after him in Hogan's Heroes.
He was born in New York City.
He played Louis Sobotka in The Wire in 2003, alongside Idris Elba.