I spent my childhood years in downriver area of Michigan. My family moved to Southern California in the late 1960s where I attended high school. In 1970 I joined the Navy serving 2 years in Vietnam and was awarded both the Viet-nam combat medal and the Viet-nam service medal twice. After my discharge I attended Citrus College in Azusa, California and earned an associates degree in Photography. I worked for a number of years as a professional photographer doing portraits, weddings, and providing photography for local news outlets.

From the 1990s till 2002 I was employed in the motion picture and television industry. I worked as a film extra, did some acting and then moved over to the production side of this industry working as a production assistant and filming location assistant.
A few of the many productions I worked on were as follows,

True Lies, Batman Forever, The Bodyguard, Hoffa, Lock Up, Out for Justice, Switch , Star Trek 6,, Naked Gun 2, Repossessed, Independence Day, Swordfish, City of Angels, Misery, Waynes World 2, L.A Law, Night Court, Murphy Brown, Hunter, Matlock, 90210, Adam 12, Murder She Wrote, Unsolved Mysteries, Coach, NYPD Blue, ER.
I was recently in the movie Stone with Robert DiNiro and can also be seen in the upcoming movies "Scream 4"with Cortney Cox as a TV cameraman and in "Another Happy Day" with Demi Moore as a wedding photographer. Both were filmed in Michigan