Bachelor of Arts, Western Reserve University, 1954. Graduate Neighborhood Playhouse School Theater, 1958.
Teacher acting American Museum & Dramatic Academy, New York City, 1963—1965. Teacher Neighborhood Playhouse School Theater, 1965—1974, associate director acting department, 1974—1977. Director William Esper Studio Actors, Inc., since 1965.
Director company workshop Circle Repertory Company, 1975—1976. Professor, head Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Professional Acting Programs, Bachelor of Fine Arts Mason Gross School Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, since 1977, chairman theater arts department, since 1986. Guest instructor Banff Festival Arts, Canada, 1977.
Consultant St. Nicholas Theater Company School, Chicago, 1976—1980. Workships Professional Artists Van Coueve, British Columbia, Canada, 1988, British Columbia, 90, National Theater Center, Tannersville, New York, 1989—1990, Scauspiel Munchen School, Munich, since 1994. Guest artist National Theater School Canada, Montreal, 1990.
Member Ensemble Studio Theater, New York City, since 1994. Board directors Lab Theater Company, New York City, since 1996. Served with United States Army, 1954-1956.
Interviewee New Generation Acting Teachers American, 1989. Member of National Association Schools Theatre (member national board 1988-1990), University Resident Theatre Association (national board directors 1984-1987, vice president 1987-1990), off Broadway Club, St. Nicholas Theater Company Club, Rutgers Theater Company Club, World Pet Association Theater Club (New York City), Players. Director plays Circuit Repertory Company Club.
Married Suzanne Marie Oberjat, November 23, 1973. Children: Michael James, Shannon Lucia.