Born in Evanston, IL. Raised in the Chicago and Denver metro areas.
Graduated from the University of Kansas. Received the M.A. in philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles and the Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California. (Declined an offer to study for the Ph.D. in philosophy at Cornell University partially due to a desire to remain in Los Angeles.).
Studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Has been a regular performer at the iO West Theater and the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles.
Brother of Wallace Yovetich, a California-based writer and blogger.
Son of Gene Yovetich, a Chicago advertising executive. The HBO movie White Mile (1994) is based on events surrounding a business trip rafting accident that took his life and the lives of four other people.
Grandson of Eli Yovetich, former Chief of Police in Kansas City, KS.
Grandson of Dwane Wallace, former CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company.
Great-grandnephew of Clyde Cessna, founder of Cessna Aircraft Company.