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