He was born and raised in Boonton, New Jersey and attended Boonton High School. He attended Lycoming College, where he received his B.A. degree in Business Administration. He was an NCAA all-conference wide receiver, and signed up to play in the World Football League. After being cut for his position of wide receiver in the last cut to make the team, he then enrolled in Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he received an MBA. He once worked for Ford Motor Company and McCall's magazines. He started in comedy, and left the business world for acting. He now lives in Los Angeles, appearing in both films and television shows. He is married to writer Jeanette Collins, and they have three sons, Sebastian, Gian Carlo, and Francesco.