At age 17, moved to NYC to pursue an acting career; quit after a short time and returned home to West Virginia
Three years after graduating from college, made decision to be an actor; joined the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia; played Abraham Lincoln in three different productions
Worked at the Cleveland Playhouse in productions of "The Tempest" and "The Hostage"
Co-starred in the six-month national tour of "The Impossible Years"
Joined cast of the ABC Gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows"
Had featured role in the Off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "The Unseen Hand"
Co-starred opposite Jill Clayburgh in "The Devil's Disciple" at Stratford, Connecticut
Originated the role of a Vietnam veteran in the Off-Broadway premiere of David Rabe's "Sticks and Bones" at the Public Theatre; did not reprise role when it transferred to Broadway
Feature film debut in "Night of Dark Shadows", a horror film loosely inspired by the ABC serial
Chosen by Barbra Streisand to be her leading man in "Up the Sandbox!"
Co-starred with Ron Leibman as "The Super Cops"
Opened Pleasantville Children's Theatre with his wife
Primetime acting debut in an episode of "The Waltons"; portrayed an art teacher attracted to Mrs. Walton (Michael Learned)
Broadway debut as Morris Townsend opposite Jane Alexander in "The Heiress"
Co-starred in the ABC miniseries "Washington: Behind Closed Doors"
Reteamed with Jane Alexander to appear in a Boston production of "Hedda Gabler"
Cast as the nefarious Michael Tyrone on the NBC primetime serial "Flamingo Road"
Last film for a decade, "Rich and Famous"
Played Richard Channing on the CBS primetime soap "Falcon Crest"
Starred in the title role of the syndicated miniseries "King of the Olympics: The Lives and Loves of Avery Brundage"
Returned to features as Campbell Scott's father in "Dying Young"
Starred opposite Kelly McGillis on the Washington, DC staging of "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Shakespeare Theatre
Co-starred in the NBC miniseries "Jackie Collins' 'Lady Boss'"
Starred in the L.A. production of Australian playwright David Williamson's "Money and Friends"
Had atypical screen role as a corporate lawyer with kinky sexual tastes in the independent feature "Headless Body in Topless Bar"
Cast as Jeremy Sisto's severe father in "White Squall"
Had regular role of Xavier Trout on the syndicated series "Soldier of Fortune, Inc./S.O.F.: Special Ops Force"
Debut as playwright, "Lincoln & James", about a civil service worker at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC
Starred opposite Ellen Burtsyn in a Houston production of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night"; repeated role at the Hartford Stage Company in Connecticut in 1999
Acted in the one-person stage drama "St. Nicholas" at the Hartford Stage (July)
Made guest appearance on "Ally McBeal" (Fox)