Raised in Bronx, New York
Fought in the heavyweight division of the Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament in Madison Square Garden; lost bout and soon gave up competing
Family relocated to New York's more suburban Rockland County
Acted in a high school production of "Kismet"; got laughs due to his Bronx-accented performance
Moved to Los Angeles to work in film and television (date approximate)
Was a regular on the final season of the groundbreaking police drama "Hill Street Blues" (NBC)
Made feature debut playing a detective in "The Believers"
Starred as a brash young detective working with Pat Morita's intuitive lieutenant on the ABC police drama "Ohara" (ABC)
Acted in a recurring role, playing a priest on the NBC series "Tattinger's"
Starred on the sitcom "One of the Boys", playing a contractor who marries his bookkeeper (Maria Conchita Alonso)
Had a cameo as a street tough in "Sidewalk Stories"
Featured in the crime drama "Devlin", aired on Showtime
Was a regular on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Laurie Hill", playing the husband of the title character (DeLane Matthews)
Acted in the family feature "Angels in the Outfield"
Was featured in the Showtime TV-movie "Assault at West Point"
Played a detective who is abusing his wife in a guest role on Tom Fontana's "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)
Had a two-episode recurring role on the CBS drama "Chicago Hope"
Played the husband of a woman (Jaclyn Smith) who regresses to her teenage years and remembers nothing of their life together in the Family Channel TV-movie "Married to a Stranger"
Returned to NYC (date approximate)
Guested on the NBC crime drama "Law & Order"
Was a regular on the gritty HBO prison drama "Oz", playing Sean Murphy, a model corrections officer
Played Mitch in the Hartford Stage production of "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Acted in the feature "Brooklyn Sonnet" (lensed 1999), a drama about a young man who escapes his rough surroundings through acting
Acted in the fact-based TV movie "A Touch of Hope" (NBC)
Played a father who encourages his son's brutality on an episode of the NBC drama "Law & Order"
Had a recurring role as a lawyer on the NYC-filmed daytime drama "One Life to Live" (ABC)
Co-starred in the Yale Repertory Theater presentation of George F Walker's "Heaven"