Raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Stage acting debut in "Landscape of the Body" by John Guare; played the son of Shirley Knight
Broadway debut, "Runaways"
Film acting debut in small role in "Rocky II"
Breakthrough film role as aspiring actor Montgomery MacNeil in "Fame"; also film singing debut
TV acting debut in the CBS TV-movie "Baby Comes Home"
Had featured role of Don Parritt in a Broadway revival of "The Iceman Cometh" alongside Barnard Hughes and Jason Robards
Last film for six years, "The Blob"
TV series debut as regular, the short-lived musical drama "Cop Rock" (ABC)
Had featured role in the Broadway production of John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation"
Co-starred as John Bishop in the TNT biopic "Zelda", starring Natasha Richardson as Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
Was series regular on the CBS police drama "Under Suspicion"
Made one-shot return to films as a guard in "The Shawshank Redemption"
Cast as a heart surgeon in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Champs"
Delivered memorable guest turn as Leonard Betts, a man who kept regenerating his body, in an episode of "The X-Files"
Had recurring role as surgeon Dr. 'Rocket' Romano on the hit NBC medical drama "ER"; made regular as of the 1999-2000 season
Directed Los Angeles stage production of "Home Grown"
Portrayed astronaut Pete Conrad in the HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon"