Bachelor, Brandeis University, 1957. Master of Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1964.
Head professional actor training program Ohio University, Athens, 1975—1983. Hallmark distinguished professor drama University Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, 1983—1988. Professor drama Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, since 1988.
Assistant professor Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1965—1975. Specialist fourth class United States Army, 1960-1962, Seoul, Korea.
Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation television and Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association, Alpha Psi Omega (honorary).
Married Mary Jane Wells, February 4, 1967. 1 child Benjamin Charles.