is an international award winning actor, writer and director. He has written and directed award winning films for the A&E cable network, The Royal Navy hosted by Prince Andrew and a film commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers. His biographies of Michelangelo, Cleopatra, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington are among the hallmarks of excellence for the Emmy award winning A&E series. As an actor he has starred in film, TV and theatre, and on Broadway in Same Time Next Year. He won an award from Theatre World for his show stopping Broadway appearance with Debbie Reynolds in the musical Irene.