I was born in Nebraska. As a teen, I took the bus to the big city where I met a slickster at the Chicago Greyound station. He promised me fame, fortune, and the high life. He then dropped me off at a college with a stack of loan applications. He was a recruiter. I gratuated from The Goodman School of Theater in 1979. Fame has yet to come, but I enjoy a wealth of satisfaction sharing with others what I have learned along with an abundance of freedom derived from the life of an artist living on his own terms. I am happily married and live with my wife in Tokyo.