Is a former Chicago Sun-Times editor and writer.
In the early Eighties, as his friend Joe Mantegna was moving from Chicago to further his career in L.A., he took over teaching Mantegna's Acting For Film class at Columbia College.
He was nominated for a 1993 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for Jim Geoghan's "Triple Exposure" (subsequently retitled "Light Sensitive") at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Won the 2008-2009 Pulsar Award, presented by the City Pulse weekly newspaper in Lansing, Michigan, in the Best Featured Actor category for his work in Thomas Gibbons' play "Permanent Collection" at Lansing's BoarsHead Theater.
Scene in "A League of Their Own" (1992) was cut and is in the deleted scenes on the DVD.
Author of numerous scripts and plays, including the absurdist comedies "Fairy Tales of the Wild(e)" and "Fairy Tales of the Wild(er)".
Accepted the Joseph Jefferson Award for "Overall Technical Design" as director of the highly touted 1977 Chicago premiere of Peter Handke's play "Kaspar", with the late J. Pat Miller in the title role, for the Stage 2 series of Goodman Theatre.
Named after Gary Cooper.