I was an actor for the better part of the past forty years, eighteen of them walking the same streets as Eddie Collins does in Murder Unscripted and Red Desert.
I’m a South Dakota native. I received a BA from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, and an MA from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota.
After a 13-month stint with the U.S. Army in South Korea, I spent ten years working as a stage and commercial actor in Minneapolis, before moving to Cleveland, where I performed six seasons with the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, I spent a year at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, California.
Los Angeles credits include the movies ED WOOD, COBB, SOAPDISH, THREE FUGITIVES, BUGSY, PHANTOMS and THAT THING YOU DO! Among my television credits are “Home Improvement,” “Seinfeld,” “Ellen,” “Providence,” “thirtysomething,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Cheers,” where I played the only person to throw Sam Malone out of his own bar.
Murder Unscripted was my first attempt at a novel, but I have written several screenplays, one of which, “Remington Rangers,” was a 2000 semi-finalist in the Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriting competition, administered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
I currently live in southern Oregon, amidst a 1,000+ title movie collection and an extensive crime fiction library. I’m quite content to let the Internet and Google Maps escort me around Hollywood.