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