Received an M.A. in Drama from Eastern Michigan University, 1984. Started his professional acting career in Chicago with The Court, Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf, Northlight and American Blues Theaters. He has been an ensemble member of American Blues Theater since 1988, and performed in their Jeff winning production of "Tobacco Road" in 2010. (Set and costumes, mid-size play.) Dennis is a member of A.E.A., S.A.G., A.F.T.R.A. and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.