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Born: December 30, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Shuttled among relatives in California, Louisiana, and Texas
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Joined the Air Force after graduating high school
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Moved to New York to study acting
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Supported himself as a janitor and a demolition man in NYC's Hell's Kitchen
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Worked as a laborer in a New Orleans barrel factory
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Worked as a short-order cook in Yuba City, California bowling alley
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Began acting in San Francisco while working as a produce picker and subway tunneler
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Worked as a logger in Northern California
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Worked as a lumberjack in Alaska
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Studied masque and mime in Spain, Morocco, France, and Italy
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Appeared in two TV movies directed by Roberto Rossellini in Rome
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Worked as a translator of spaghetti Westerns
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Returned to the US; appeared in two Sam Shepard stage productions, "Income" and "Angel City"
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Moved to L.A.; sold jewelry on the street
1979:
First major film role, "Escape from Alcatraz"
1980:
TV-movie debut, "Belle Starr"
1982:
First leading role, "Timerider: The Adventures of Lyle Swann"
1990:
First film as producer (co-executive), "Miami Blues" (also actor)

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