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Born: December 2, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1971:
Moved to California
1971:
Made film acting debut in "Blood and Lace", a low-budget horror film starring Gloria Grahame
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Moved to Paris; joined the Living Theater through which he acted in street theater and experimental films
1972:
Moved to Italy; cast in "Fellini's Roma"
1974:
Moved to New York; made stage debut in "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy" at the Chelsea Theater Center at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
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Moved to California
1976:
Made TV acting debut in NBC's "The Oregon Trail"
1979:
Breakthrough feature lead, "Breaking Away"
1980:
Starred opposite Farrah Fawcett in a Florida production of "Butterflies Are Free"
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Gained acclaim for his performance in Los Angeles production of "Balm in Gilead"
1981:
Played the role of Leo Hubbard in stage revival of "The Little Foxes" in Florida, Washington DC and ultimately on Broadway opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton
1981:
Featured in sport drama "Chariots of Fire"
1982:
Last starring role in a feature, "Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder", as an American GI opposite Susan Saint James as a doctor in Vietnam
1986:
Last role in a big-budget mainstream Hollywood film, "Jake Speed"
1989:
TV acting debut, "Christabel", a four-part "Masterpiece Theatre" presentation
1990:
Played seedy criminal Leech in the low-budget sci-fi actioner "Circuitry Man"; reprised role for "Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II" (1994)
1990:
Network TV miniseries debut, "Stephen King's 'IT'" (ABC)
1996:
Joined impressive ensemble for Randal Kleiser's AIDS comedy-drama "It's My Party"
1996:
TV series debut, recurring role (uncredited voice) as an enigmatic serial killer on NBC's crime drama "Profiler"
1998:
Returned to NYC stage in off-Broadway play "Retribution"
2000:
Returned to series TV as co-star of Fox drama "FreakyLinks"
2001:
Earned good notices as the distant musician father in Pasadena Playhouse production of "Side Man"
2006:
Guest starred on HBO's "Deadwood"
2012:
Featured opposite Jamie Foxx in "Django Unchained," a Western drama set in Mississippi; film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino

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