I decided to major in psychology at Brooklyn College. An increasing interest in music and fascination with the violin resulted in my starting to study that instrument at the unlikely age of 19. I made sufficient progress which enabled me to join the B.C. Orchestra.
I also had a strong interest in photography and joined the Camera Club, where I became president and exhibited at the library.
After graduation, I took a course in drafting at B.C. Later I studied drafting at a special school and entered my father's business as a machine designer.
An increasing interest in acting led to study and my professional off-Broadway debut in 1956. I joined Actors' Equity and the Screen Actors' Guild. I am still active in that field.