One of my more notable roles was that of an "angry shareholder"
on the nbc television series, "The Office". my acting career
started in 1975 with my first speaking role, though my real career objective was to go into law-enforcement and dedicate myself to
public safety. i joined the screen actors guild in 1989 when I got a
role in the movie, "My Blue Heaven". Even though I was a real cop
at the time, I played one in this movie! I was directed by Herbert Ross.
i spent 20 years as a sworn, full-time deputy sheriff with san bernardino county, in california. my escape from the horrors of the "real" world was and continues to be my interest in sci-fi, horror, fantasy, animation and crime drama.
After I retired, i spent many years conducting federal background investigations which included 90 different federal agencies and all branches of the military. I'm also a california licensed private investigator and hold a california community college teaching credential in police science. many other actors have backgrounds
in law-enforcement. Robert Conrad who starred as "James West"
in the TV series, "the Wild wild west" was a deputy sheriff for
8 years in bear valley, ca. lou ferrigno, "The incredible hulk" is
currentlya los angeles county reserve deputy sheriff and
for almost 20 years, steven seagal has been a fully commissioned
deputy with the jefferson parish sheriff's office in louisiana.
I'm slowly writing a crime novel which in part will be based on my
exploits and experiences as a deputy and will include so much
more! I hope to follow in the footsteps of the best-selling author
and grand master of crime and police, joseph wambaugh, who spent
14 years of service with the Los angeles police department.