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Born: November 12, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in New York's upper East Side
1965:
Traveled to India as an English teacher on a Fulbright program
1967:
Wrote first play "Four Meals in May" for an Oxford drama contest
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Supported himself working as English, Latin, and drama teacher in New York
1975:
First produced play, "Our Late Night" at NYC's Public Theater
1977:
Commissioned by stage director Wilford Leach to write translation of Machiavelli's "The Mandrake"
1977:
Stage acting debut, a small part in "The Mandrake"; discovered by Woody Allen's casting director Juliet Taylor
1979:
Made film debut playing Diane Keaton's ex-husband in "Manhattan"; first film with writer-director Woody Allen
1981:
Screenwriting debut (with Andre Gregory), "My Dinner With Andre"; directed by Louis Malle; also co-starred
1982:
Played Marilu Henner's love interest on ABC sitcom "Taxi"
1985:
Wrote play "Aunt Dan and Lemon" that opened at Royal Court Theatre in London
1987:
Played memorable evil Vizzini in fairy tale comedy "The Princess Bride"
1987:
Appeared as the Huxtable family's neighbor on NBC's "The Cosby Show"
1993:
Landed recurring role as Ferengi Grand Nagus Zek on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (Syndicated)
1994:
Reunited with Andre Gregory for Louis Malle film "Vanya on 42nd Street"
1994:
Began playing recurring character of Stuart Best, a former news anchor on CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown"
1995:
Hilariously played debate teacher Mr. Hall in Amy Heckerling's teen comedy "Clueless"
1995:
Voiced Rex, an inept and insecure Tyrannosaurus figure in Pixar animated film "Toy Story"
1996:
Reprised role of debate teacher Mr. Hall for short-lived ABC sitcom "Clueless"
1996:
Wrote play "The Designated Mourner"; the following year, was adapted into a film directed by David Hare
1999:
Again voiced Rex in animated sequel "Toy Story 2"
2000:
Starred with Deborah Eisenberg in NYC premiere of "The Designated Mourner"
2001:
Re-teamed with director Woody Allen for "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion"
2001:
Landed recurring role as psychiatrist Dr. Howard Stiles on NBC's "Crossing Jordan"
2004:
Voiced Gilbert Huph, Bob Parr's boss in Pixar animated feature "The Incredibles"
2005:
Again collaborated with writer-director Woody Allen for "Melinda and Melinda"
2007:
Portrayed a megalomaniacal industrialist in Richard Kelly's "Southland Tales"
2008:
Cast in recurring role on Showtime's "The L Word"
2008:
Appeared with Abigail Breslin in family film "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"
2008:
Played recurring role on The CW teen drama "Gossip Girl" as Leighton Meester's stepfather
2009:
Appeared in Michael Moore documentary "Capitalism: A Love Story"
2010:
Reprised voice of Rex the green dinosaur in "Toy Story 3"
2010:
Voice character of Calico in animated sequel "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore"
2013:
Cast opposite Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in "Admission," directed by Paul Weitz

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