Made his acting debut in a United Way commercial at age 8.
After college, traveled across the country on motorcycle with his brother Kyle, altering his career plan from police work to acting during the extended trip.
Met his second wife, Robin Dearden, during the filming of an Airwolf episode in which he played a villain and she his hostage.
Won Best of the Fest Award (drama) at 1999 Breckenridge Festival for Last Chance, which he wrote and directed as a gift to his wife. Additional accolades for the film included the Audience Award at 2000 Valleyfest Film Festival.