Associate of Arts with honors, Los Angeles Valley College, 1966; Bachelor with honors, California State University, Northridge, 1968; Doctor of Philosophy with honors, University of Southern California, 1977.
Freelance drummer, percussionist Broadway shows including, Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof, Kismet, 1491, Music Man, Pajama Game, since 1955; freelance drummer, percussionist film soundtracks including, Top Banana, Double Trouble, The Swinger, Made In Paris, 36 Hours, Unsinkable Molly Brown, Hollywood, California, since 1957; freelance drummer, percussionist television specialists including, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Perry Como, Fred Astaire, Carol Burnett, Spike Jones and The City Slickers, Perry Mason, Liberace, Polka Parade, Hollywood, since 1960; freelance drummer, percussionist record albums including, Stan Kenton, Freddy Martin, Don Costa, Jack Jones music director various artists including, Debbie Reynolds, Carol Channing, Joel Gray, Liza Minelli, Jane Russel.
Member American Federation Musicians. Lodges: Masons.
Son of Salim S. and Altoon (Cohen) D. Divorced; children: Scott, Jonathan.