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Born: March 17, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Blue Island, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Born in Blue Island, IL (Chicago's south side); raised in Highland Park, IL
1973:
Professional stage debut, "The Physicist" at age 17
1974:
At age 18, co-founded (with Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry) Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre at a church in Highland Park
1976:
Appeared in "The Indian Wants the Bronx" at Steppenwolf
1979:
Moved to Los Angeles
1980:
Made TV debut as an extra in disco scenes on the ABC daytime serial "General Hospital" (date approx.)
1980:
Primetime debut, had a two-line role on CBS drama "Knots Landing"
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Returned to Chicago and began appearing in Steppenwolf productions
1981:
Early stage directing credit, "Waiting for the Parade" at Steppenwolf
1982:
Co-starred in Steppenwolf staging of "Loose Ends"
1982:
Directed Steppenwolf production of "True West" by Sam Shepard; production moved off-Broadway in NYC; also played role of Austin
1984:
First notable TV work, recreating stage role in "True West" opposite John Malkovich for a presentation of PBS' "American Playhouse"
1984:
First network TV-movie, "Family Secrets" (NBC); appeared as a motorcyclist
1985:
Appeared in "Balm in Gilead" off-Broadway; production directed by Malkovich
1986:
Acted with wife Moira Harris on an episode of "Crime Story" (NBC)
1987:
TV directorial debut with a two-part episode of "Crime Story"
1988:
Starred in the Steppenwolf production of "The Grapes of Wrath," which toured New York, London, Chicago and La Jolla; received Tony Award nomination for Broadway production; reprised role in a 1991 PBS production
1988:
Feature directorial debut with "Miles From Home"
1989:
Helmed two episodes of "thirtysomething" (ABC)
1991:
Directed "The Always Goodbye" episode of the ABC drama "China Beach"
1992:
Made feature acting debut in "A Midnight Clear"
1992:
Debut as a producer with "Of Mice and Men"; also directed and played first leading film role as George
1994:
Landed lead role in the ABC miniseries version of Stephen King's "The Stand"
1994:
Co-starred as the paraplegic Lieutenant Dan Taylor opposite Tom Hanks in "Forrest Gump"; received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination
1995:
Portrayed astronaut Ken Mattingly in "Apollo 13"; first collaboration with director Ron Howard
1995:
Won praise for portrayal of U.S. President Harry Truman in the HBO biopic "Truman"
1996:
Cast as a police detective investigating a kidnapping in "Ransom," directed by Howard
1996:
Broadway debut as co-producer and director, "Buried Child"; received Tony nomination as Director of a Play
1997:
Garnered an Emmy Award for portrayal of the Alabama governor in TNT's "George Wallace"
1997:
Starred as Stanley in the 50th Anniversary production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" at Steppenwolf Theatre
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Formed band The Bonsoir Boys; played bass and sang
1998:
Appeared in the Brian De Palma-directed thriller "Snake Eyes"
1999:
Teamed with fellow Steppenwolf actor Terry Kinney in the Showtime remake of "That Championship Season," co-starring and directed by Paul Sorvino
1999:
Made cameo appearance opposite Tom Hanks in "The Green Mile"; cast as the lawyer hired to defend John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan)
2000:
Undertook villainous role in the Frankenheimer-directed "Reindeer Games"
2000:
Returned to outer space as an astronaut leading a "Mission to Mars," helmed by De Palma
2000:
Starred as Randle P. McMurphy in Steppenwolf revival of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"; production originated in Chicago before moving to London
2001:
Recreated role of McMurphy in Broadway revival of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"; earned Tony nomination
2002:
Starred in the sci-fi tilm "Impostor"; originally intended as one of three short films to be released under the title "Alien Love Story," movie was re-worked into a feature; also co-produced with director Gary Fleder
2003:
Portrayed a novelist opposite Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman in "The Human Stain"
2004:
Played wealthy developer Ray Ritchie in "The Big Bounce" opposite Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman
2004:
Cast in starring role on "CSI: NY" (CBS) as a crime-scene investigator; first foray into series television
2004:
Played a psychiatrist opposite Julianne Moore in the thriller "The Forgotten"
2006:
Voiced a paranoid ├╝ber-hunter in the animated comedy "Open Season"
2009:
Guest starred as his "CSI: NY" character on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS)
2010:
Narrated The History Channel's "Missions That Changed the War"

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