Comic actor featured on WKRP in Cincinnati and Simon & Simon who also played a role on the television series, Sister, Sister. He directed the film Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored and created the CBS series Frank's Place.
He worked at DuPont Corporation for three years after graduating from college.
He was part of the first interracial comedy duo, Tim and Tom.
He married his second wife, Daphne Maxwell in 1982.
He appeared in nine episodes of the TV series That 70s Show alongside Ashton Kutcher.