Was born in California, and studied in San Diego. Guest engagements led him to San Francisco, tot he Florida Grand Opera (Renato in Un ballo in maschera), to the Metropolitan Opera in New York (Nabucco, Rigoletto, Jago and Count of Westmoreland in Sly), to Montreal, Turin, and Nizza (Macbeth and Nabucco), as well as the Teatro Real in Madrid (Simon Boccanegra), to Bergen (Iago and Escamillo), to the Vienna State Opera (Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana) and to Graz (Giorgio Germont in La traviata). He has also appeared in Switzerland, Ireland, Israe (Ashkelon Festival), New Zealand, South Africa, Venezuela, the Czech Republic, the former Yugoslavia (numerous roles at the Skopje-Festival) and Bulgaria. In Germany he’s appeared in Düsseldorf (Luna in Il trovatore and Amonasro in Aida), at the Hamburg State Opera (Macbeth), at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Nabucco, Amonasro and Alfio/Tonio in Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci) and the Staatsoper Stuttgart (Scarpia in Tosca). He has guested at the Oper Leipzig as Giorgio Germont in La traviata, as Agamemnon in Iphigenie in Aulis, as Macbeth, Nabucco, Canterville in The Canterville Ghost und as Tonio in Pagliacci, Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West, as well as Scarpia in Tosca. In the 2020/21 season he bows in Leipzig as Nabucco and as Donner in Das Rheingold.