Birthplace and date: New York City; Nov. 21, 1939.

Marital status: Married to Babette A. Wise.

Children: Corey, 31.

College: Georgetown; Georgetown law school.

Celebrity I most resemble: Humphrey Bogart.

My most notable characteristic or personality trait: Perseverance.

I'd love to trade places for a day with: Frank Robinson, Washington Nationals manager.

Best movie I've ever seen: "Casablanca."

Best book I've ever read: "The Last Lion," a biography of Winston Churchill by William Manchester.

Restaurant in my district where my constituents would most likely run into me: Tastee Diner, Bethesda.

My favorite restaurant outside my district: Frankie & Johnnie's, a New York steakhouse and former speak-easy.

Birthday cake: Whipped cream.

Car I drive: Chevy Cobalt.

Best car I've ever had: Chevy Cobalt.

Politician I most admire: Tom Davis [Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.)].

Favorite president: Abraham Lincoln.

Person in history I would most want to meet: Abraham Lincoln.

Most important influence in my life: My wife, Babette.

Favorite place to vacation: Turks and Caicos Islands.

Most interesting place I ever visited: Normandy, France.

Pet peeve: People who don't do what they're supposed to do.

Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I can levitate.

Impression people have of Montgomery County that I would most like to change: That people here are weird.

Denis, a longtime fan of baseball and now the new home team, shows off a 1960s glove in his office.