He graduated from Quincy University in 1970.
He then moved to New York City where he began a career on Broadway. His roles included Louis XIII in The Three Musketeers and the balladeer in a revival of Threepenny Opera with Raul Julia. Brocksmith"s nerdy, pudgy appearance made him perfect for comic roles, particularly in the late "80s and 1990s.
Among his more prominent roles are the duplicitous Doctor Edgemar in, a police sergeant possessed by Bill in Bill and Ted"s Bogus Journey and jovial mortician Irv Kendall in.
He died in 2001, aged 56, from complications of diabetes. The Golden Girls A Walton Wedding White Dwarf Picket Fences Steel Justice Killer Instinct lieutenant"s Garry Shandling"s Show Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number Payne Eerie India: Just say no to fun Babylon 5 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Seinfeld: (The Nose Job) Tales from the Crypt Star Trek: The Next Generation Night Court Hunter The Wizard Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Ferris Bueller (television series) Father Dowling Mysteries (The Reasonable Doubt Mystery) 3-2-1 Contact Several episodes in The Bloodhound Gang (television Series) segments, including The Case of the Veiled Thief and The Case of the Secret Message.