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Born: April 10, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Dallas, TX
1963:
Acted for the first time at age nine; played a statue of St. Peter in a play (date approximate)
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Worked two seasons at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN
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Worked in regional theater including "Another Country" at the Long Wharf, "Tartuffe" at Alaska Rep, and "All the King's Men" at the Dallas Theater Center
1980:
Moved to New York City
1980:
Made NYC stage debut in the off-Broadway production of Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart"; recreated role on Broadway
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Performed at the New York Shakespeare Festival, playing the title role in "Richard II"; also appeared in "Romeo and Juliet" and "Twelfth Night"
1981:
Feature film debut as the star of the fantasy adventure "Dragonslayer"
1982:
Landed breakthrough movie role as Stingo, a playwright enamored of the title character (Meryl Streep) in "Sophie's Choice"
1986:
TV-movie debut, "Johnny Bull" (ABC), starring Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst, and directed by Claudia Weill; developed at the National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
1989:
Played a major supporting role as an art restorer with an impenetrable accent in the popular genre sequel "Ghostbusters II"
1992:
Made TV series debut as a regular, playing a U.S. Senator's press aide on the Norman Lear-produced sitcom "The Powers That Be" (NBC)
1993:
Offered an hilarious turn as a peppy camp counselor (teamed on screen with Christine Baranski) in "Addams Family Values"
1993:
Guest starred on "Cheers" (NBC)
1994:
Returned to regular series work as hospital attorney Alan Birch on the David E. Kelley-produced medical drama "Chicago Hope" (CBS); asked to leave show after only one season; Kelley had character murdered in a surprise twist
1995:
Played Renfield to Leslie Nielsen's Transylvanian bloodsucker in Mel Brooks' spoof "Dracula: Dead and Loving It"
1997:
Co-starred as a harried museum curator who mistakens a bumbling security guard (Rowan Atkinson) for an art expert in the boisterous comedy "Bean"
1997:
Joined cast of the hit Fox series "Ally McBeal" as law firm head John 'Biscuit' Cage; earned Emmy nominations in 1999, 2000 and 2001
1998:
Made TV directorial debut with an episode of "Ally McBeal" (Fox)
1999:
Voiced the title snowman in "Snowden's Christmas" (CBS) and Fido in "Olive the Other Reindeer" (Fox)
2001:
Appeared in the PBS production "The Ponder Heart"
2003:
Voiced X, the Eliminator on the animated series "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law"
2005:
Cast as Dr. Larry Fleinhardt on "Numb3rs" (CBS)
2007:
Joined the cast of Fox's "24" as a high-ranking government official
2010:
Landed recurring role on ABC medical drama "Grey's Anatomy"
2012:
Portrayed John McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis in HBO's "Game Change"
2012:
Cast in featured role in the sci-fi action feature "Battleship"

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