Best known for playing Jackson Montgomery on the soap opera All My Children from 1987-2011.
He majored in Sculpture at Southern Illinois University and left for New York City to pursue acting in 1981.
He began performing stand-up comedy in 1989 and starred in his own one-man show entitled Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok.
He married his third wife Marie, who owns the Crystal Mesa Farm Bed and Breakfast, in 1994.
He was a star on All My Children, for which Agnes Nixon won multiple Daytime Emmy awards for Writing.