Born in Bitonto (Bari) on May 18th, 1960.
At seventeen he attends a professional acting course at the Piccolo Theatre in Bari and starts playing with local companies. In 1984, he performs nationally in “The Merry Wives of Windsor” with Carlo Hintermann and Bianca Toccafondi, directed by Nucci La Dogana. After some cabaret, radio and TV experiences, he moves to Rome where he attends a specialized course for actors with Dominic De Fazio, member of the Actors Studio, and studies with him “cinema analysis”. He writes and stars in, along with Paolo De Vita, two theatre pieces: “ Non venite mangiati” and “Vi faremo sapere”. In Rome, “Non venite mangiati” opens at Trastevere Theatre in 1990 and is later presented at Teatro dei Satiri. More than one hundred performances are given throughout Italy. “Vi faremo sapere” opens in 1992 at Teatro dei Satiri and it is later staged at Teatro Argot in Rome. “Sargassi”, a monologue written in collaboration with Vasco Mirandola, kicks off at Teatro Colosseo in Rome in 1995. His theatre work includes: “Buio interno” (1997), directed by Marinella Anaclrerio; “Notturno di donna con ospiti” (2000), written by A. Ruccello, with Giuliana De Sio, directed by Enrico Maria La Manna, who also directs the monologue “Lo Zì” (2006), co-written with Pietro Albino di Pasquale, staged for the first time at Auditorium Parco della Musica, and later at the Ambra Jovinelli Theatre in Rome and the River Side Studios in London, UK. To date, the show has run 43 performances throught Italy. His TV work includes: “L’attentatuni” (2000) playing special agent Orso, directed by Claudio Bonivento; “La guerra è finita” (2001) in the role of Sergeant Donati, with Alessandro Gassman, directed by Lodovico Gasparini; “L’uomo sbagliato” (2004) in the role of prisoner Poldo, with Beppe Fiorello, directed by Stefano Reali; “Distretto di Polizia 7” (2007), playing the villain Morace, directed by Alessandro Capone; the last series of “Maresciallo Rocca” (2007), appearing with Gigi Proietti. His cinema work includes: “Arriva la bufera” (1993), directed by Daniele Luchetti; “Colpo di luna” (1994), directed by Alberto Simone (special mention at the 1995 Berlin Festival); “A domani” (1997), directed by Gianni Zanasi (presented at the 56th Venice Film Festival); “Ospiti” (1997), directed by Matteo Garrone; “Lacapagira” (1999) directed by Alessandro Piva; “Il Caimano” (2005) directed by Nanni Moretti.