Graduate, American Academy Dramatic Arts, 1955.
Performer, various groups, Detroit, 1948-1951; salesman, Stein Ellbogen, Detroit, 1953-1957; co-owner, entertainer, Kenwood Restaurant and Lounge, Detroit, 1957-1966; salesman, Music Merchants, Detroit, 1966-1967; co-owner, Weight Watchers of Wisconsin, Inc., Milwaukee, 1968-1992; also advertising spokesperson, Weight Watchers of Wisconsin, Inc., Milwaukee president, Chicorel Music Corporation, Milwaukee, 1970-1992; co-owner, Weight Watchers in Hawaii, Honolulu, 1989-1991. President Civic Music Association, Milwaukee, 1990-1991.
Board of directors Congregation Emanuel Bne Jeshurun Brotherhood, Milwaukee, 1984-1986, Comedy Sports, Milwaukee, 1992-1998. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1951-1953, Korea. Member National Association Recording Arts and Sciences, Dramatists Guild, Song Writers Guild American, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Milwaukee Broadcasters Club.
Married Phyllis Philko, February 3, 1957 (divorced 1979). Children: Steven Mitchell, Daniel Adam, Jacob. Married Debra Anne Lisch, January 10, 1981.
Children: Matthew Aaron, Tyler William, Allison Anne.