At the tender age of seventeen he wrote a stage play that was picked up on Off Broadway. Based on that play's success he was gifted a full scholarship to Columbia University in NYC. While there be perfected his craft and wrote several other stage plays including "The Day The Bronx Died" starring Isaiah Washington. A four year stint in the US Marine Corp led to the epic unproduced screenplay Uncle Sam's Misguided Children, an acronym for USMC. During that time he also wrote In Too Deep and Dead Presidents, the critically acclaimed feature film. In short succession he also penned the television series Laurel Avenue and the critically acclaimed Under One Roof. Eschewing the Hollywood lifestyle be lives in the Mid West with life partner Kim.