Raised in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York
After seeing the Broadway production of "Hair" at age 17, decided to become an actor
Studied acting in NYC and appeared in Off-Off-Broadway plays
In November, moved to L.A.
Film acting debut in "Hot Tomorrows" (American Film Institute graduate film directed by Martin Brest)
Appeared in the unsold CBS pilot "Best Friends"
Garnered attention for performance as a killer in "Who'll Stop the Rain"
Cast as an Alan Ginsberg-like poet in "Heart Beat"
Starred with Margot Kidder and Michael Ontkean in the triangular romantic film "Willie and Phil"
Had title role of a paraplegic in the CBS drama "The Ordeal of Bill Carney"
Breakthrough screen role as "The Idolmaker"
Offered memorable turn as the mobster Sonny Steelgrave in the CBS drama "Wiseguy"
Played the famed Chicago gangster in the NBC telepic "The Revenge of Al Capone"
Headlined the ABC sitcom "Man in the Family"; aired for seven episodes during the summer
Last TV-movie "In the Line of Duty: Street War" (NBC)
Last feature film, "Cop & ½"