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Born: March 11, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Chappaqua, NY
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Appeared in local theater productions after attending college in Minnesota
1985:
Moved to Los Angeles and got a job as a production assistant for Trans World International
1986:
Made TV acting debut on the crime drama "The Equalizer" (CBS)
1988:
TV-movie debut, "Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story" (CBS)
1988:
Made feature debut in "Miracle Mile"
1989:
First film lead, Wes Craven's "Shocker"
1992:
Appeared as a platoon-mate of Ethan Hawke in "A Midnight Clear"
1993:
Co-starred in "Fire in the Sky," a film based on true events surrounding the supposed alien abduction of Travis Walton
1994:
Portrayed paralyzed pro football player Dennis Byrd in the Fox TV movie "Rise & Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story"
1994:
Landed breakthrough screen role as the hapless victim of femme fatale Linda Fiorintino in "The Last Seduction"; first aired on HBO before its theatrical release
1995:
Authored the one-act play "Miles and Mickey" that debuted in Los Angeles, CA
1995:
Sold first script (co-wrote with Michael Schiffer), "Furious George"
1995:
Joined the cast of the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope" as a recurring character; became a regular for the 1995-96 season; also wrote two episodes and directed one
1996:
Played a sexual deviant travelling around the desert calling from his car in Spike Lee's "Girl 6"
1996:
Cast as a punch-drunk former pugilist dragged out of retirement by Samuel L. Jackson in "The Great White Hype"
1997:
Portrayed tempermental macho man cop Joey Randone in James Mangold's "Cop Land"
1998:
Feature directorial debut, "Very Bad Things"; also scripted and co-wrote the song "Walls Come Down"; Christian Slater starred and executive produced
2000:
Executive produced and created the ABC series "Wonderland"; wrote and directed pilot episode
2001:
Cast in featured role in the comedy "Corky Romano"
2002:
Guest starred as SD-6 Agent Noah Hicks on the Fox drama "Alias"
2003:
Directed The Rock and Seann William Scott in "The Rundown"
2004:
Played a cop opposite Tom Cruise's bad guy in the thriller "Collateral"
2004:
Directed the high school football themed film drama "Friday Night Lights"
2005:
His production company Film 44 scored a first-look deal with Universal Pictures
2006:
Executive-produced the NBC series based on his feature film "Friday Night Lights"; also wrote and directed the pilot episode for which he received an Emmy nomination
2007:
Co-starred with Ryan Reynolds and Jeremy Piven in the action-comedy "Smokin' Aces"
2007:
Helmed "The Kingdom," starring Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman as U.S. government agents sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in Saudi Arabia; also co-wrote screenplay
2007:
Co-starred in Robert Redford's "Lions for Lambs"
2008:
Directed Will Smith in the comedy superhero film "Hancock'
2010:
Wrote the screenplay adaptation of the comic book "The Losers"
2012:
Helmed and produced the sci-fi action feature "Battleship"

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