Started acting at 6 (1955), doing puppet shows for the other kids in the neighborhood; grew up in the country imitating Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn; signed my first contract, as an Actors Equity Apprentice, in the summer of 1965. I then spent two summers at Mount Union College acting repertory theatre while taking classes, then nearly three years at Bowling Green State University, but left in early 1970 to do kids' shows in Detroit four years as a clown and puppeteer, with hopes of landing a national tv show. Soon after moving to Detroit (1970) I married my sweetheart from Cedar Point, Jennie,. Following our four years working in the Detroit area, for two years I did shows in Kent, Cinci, NYC, Indianapolis, Peoria, and Louisville. We moved to the Chicago in '76 and since then, I have been working here and around the country, as well as in Canada, Wales, and Barcelona. We now live in Oak Park , Illinois, where we raised our two grown sons. I started Mark Twain In Person Audio in 2003, publishing Mark Twain audiobooks and have produced dozens of titles by other authors on audible. com.
Has appeared, on stages and screens, large and small, with: Robert Conrad: Ray Charles; Peter. Paul and Mary; John Hartford; Phil Donahue; Barbara Harris, Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt; Art Linkletter; Pat O'Brien, Fred Rogers, and Imogene Coca.