1964 – Born on February 15th in Madison, Wisconsin.
1986 – Received his B.A. degree in Communications and Theater from Marquette University.
1990 – He was discovered by the producer of the great comedy-show in Saturday Night Live.
1995 – Posed as Newt Gingrich on Capitol Hill in April to help the House Republican leader celebrate his first 100 days.
– Starred in the movies "Tommy Boy" (as Tommy Callahan Jr.), "Black Sheep" (as Mike Donnelly), and "Almost Heroes" (as Bartholomew Hunt).
1997 – Made another "lone" movie, Beverly Hills Ninja, which featured former SNL member Chris Rock.
– Died on December 17th in John Hancock Building, Chicago, Illinois from opiate and cocaine overdose.
2005 – In August, he was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. The star is located in front of the improved Olympic West theater, where he used to perform.