This Brooklyn born performer studied acting at the New York Academy of Theatrical Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. While studying his craft, V.S. developed his unique stand up comedy act and began appearing at comedy clubs and universities around the country. V.S. then moved to Los Angeles and was welcomed into the Improvisational Comedy Inner-circle as a member of "The Groundlings" and "Off The Wall" where he worked with such notables as John Ritter, Robin Williams and Phil Hartman.
Following V.S.'s first very successful guest shot on the Tonight Show, he has been invited for return appearances several times.
In addition to stand-up comedy, V.S. has acted on many popular sitcoms and wrote for the hit series, The Golden Girls. He also co-wrote several of Gallagher's Comedy Specials for Showtime.
With strong visual and vocal resemblances to a young Frank Sinatra, when V.S. would improvise a love song on stage, the audience would swoon and yell out, "Frankie." Although V.S. was making a name for himself in comedy, one night on a dare, he enetered a singing contest held in a local night club....and won! The Grand Prize was a singing appearance at The Hollywood Palladium. The response was overwhelming. Soon word of the "young Sinatraesque" character spread quickly and V.S. was suddenly in demand to perform at prestigeous private parties and corporate events. Among them: the wrap parties for the movies "Volcano", "City of Angels", and for such entertainment luminaries as Danny DeVito and Hugh Hefner.
V.S. was named winner of the Jeffrey Foundation's "Frank Sinatra Sound-A-Like Contest" and was further honored with the Southern California Motion Picture's Council's "Bronze Halo" and "Jeanie Platinum" awards.