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Born: April 18, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Vernal, Utah, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Moved frequently as a child due to father's military career
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Family settled in Warwick, Rhode Island
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Acted in numerous plays at Harvard, MIT, and with the Theater Company of Boston before moving to New York City
1970:
Made Broadway debut in "Borstal Boy"
1971:
Made TV-movie debut in "All the Way Home"; aired as part of NBC's "Hallmark Hall of Fame"
1972:
Landed feature film debut in Elia Kazan's "The Visitors"
1973:
Cast in small role as a pal of Barbra Streisand's in "The Way We Were"
1975:
Made first screen collaboration with Melanie Griffith in "Night Moves," directed by Arthur Penn
1977:
Acted in the ensemble of the comedy-drama "The Choirboys"
1978:
Made TV miniseries debut in "Holocaust" (NBC)
1979:
Landed breakthrough role as unrepentant villain in "The Onion Field"
1982:
Starred in David Cronenberg's "Videodrome"
1984:
Offered a fine villainous turn in "Against All Odds" as rival with Jeff Bridges for Rachel Ward
1986:
Won critical and audience attention for Oliver Stone's "Salvador"
1986:
Played James Garner's younger schizophenic brother in "Promise," a CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" special
1987:
Portrayed Vietnam POW James Stockdale in NBC biography "In Love and War"
1988:
Produced first film "Cop"; also starred
1989:
Played Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill Wilson in ABC "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation "My Name Is Bill W."
1989:
Essayed real-life lawyer Eddie Dodd in "True Believer"
1992:
Played romantic lead opposite Dolly Parton in "Straight Talk"
1992:
Starred as Roy Cohn in HBO biopic "Citizen Cohn"
1995:
Portrayed H.R. Haldeman in Stone's "Nixon"
1995:
Co-starred in Showtime special "Curse of the Starving Class," adapted from Sam Shepard's play
1995:
Starred in the acclaimed HBO movie "Indictment: The McMartin Trial"
1996:
Turned in a remarkably nuanced portrait of a jailed murderer in the overlooked "Killer: A Journal of Murder"
1996:
Received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination portraying Byron de la Beckwith, the killer of Civil Rights activist Medgar Evans, in the earnest "Ghosts of Mississippi"
1997:
Voiced the character of Hades in Disney's animated feature "Hercules" and the subsequent ABC spin-off series
1998:
Honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (October 15)
1998:
Starred as a vampire hunter in "John Carpenter's Vampires"
1998:
Reteamed with Melanie Griffith as a drug dealing, thieving couple in "Another Day in Paradise"; also produced
1999:
Portrayed the disarmingly insightful and manipulative Colonel Moore in summer military thriller "The General's Daughter"
1999:
Reteamed with Oliver Stone for the football-themed "Any Given Sunday"
2000:
Played father of five girls in Sofia Coppola's feature directorial debut "The Virgin Suicides"
2000:
Portrayed Dennis Barrie, who as director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center booked an exhibit of images by the controversial photographer Robert Maplethorpe in "Dirty Pictures" (Showtime)
2000:
Contributed voice to animated series "Clerks: The Cartoon" (ABC)
2001:
Lent voice to animated sci-fi adventure feature "Final Fantasy: The Movie"
2001:
Replaced an ailing Marlon Brando in a cameo role as a priest performing an exorcism in "Scary Movie 2"
2003:
Starred as the Republican bulldog and former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani in "Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story" (USA Network)
2005:
Portrayed the father of a teen (Evan Rachel Wood) who accuses her English teacher of sexual harassment in "Pretty Persuasion"
2006:
Earned an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series for "ER"
2006:
Played an infamous defense lawyer who becomes a prosecutor on CBS legal drama "Shark"
2007:
Voiced surf promoter Reggie Belafonte in animated feature "Surf's Up"
2011:
Portrayed Richard S. Fuld, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers in HBO's "Too Big to Fail"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
2011:
Co-starred in Rod Lurie's remake of "Straw Dogs"
2012:
Played a mysterious hospital's chief of staff in A&E miniseries "Coma," based on 1978 film

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