Best known for his "David Sleaze, the Punk Magician" comedy and magic act, this entertainer also appeared in dozens of feature films, including Paper Soldiers and Starship Troopers. Also a screenwriter, he penned scripts for HBO, Paramount, and Disney.
He began his stand-up comedy career as a performer at Los Angeles' famous Comedy Store. He went on to produce comedy shorts for Saturday Night Live.
He portrayed Phil Newkirk in the 1995 cult classic film Showgirls.
A native of Dallas, Texas, he grew up with one sister, film actress Stacey Travis.
His David Sleaze act was featured in Rodney Dangerfield's HBO comedy program.