Bachelor in Theatre, Humboldt State University, 1982. Master of Fine Arts in Acting, Case Western Reserve University, 1985.
Actor, Shakespeare In Central Park, Louisville, 1984; actor, Seattle Children's Theatre, 1985-1986, 91; fight choreographer, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, 1987; teacher, actor, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, 1986-1988; assistant director, The Globe Playhouse, West Hollywood, California, 1989; actor, Tacoma (Washington) Actor's Guild, 1997.
Member Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association, Deaf Moose Theatre.
Married Laurie Kim Simmons, July 20, 1985. 1 child, Halley Joan Barnett.