Though born in Belfast, Northern Ireland; he was raised in Albany, New York.
Attended the University of New Haven on a football, baseball, and Fine Arts scholarships.
After graduating from college, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he earned a living as an artist, graphic designer, and commercial art director. He also worked as a bartender at Gatsby's Restaurant on Boylston Street.
Has been a member of 'The Actors Studio' since 1987, and co-owned 'The Workhouse Theatre' in Tribeca, New York City from 1992-99.