Appeared on stage with the Magic Theatre, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe, in the 1960s
Cast in the thriller feature "Femme Fatale"
Cast opposite Gérard Depardieu in "Bon voyage"
Co-starred with Sissy Spacek in the Lifetime movie "Midwives"
Raised in Englewood, NJ and on his family's farm in Pennsylvania
Served as co-chair of the California Arts Council
Began active second career as a documentary narrator with "The Grizzlies" for National Geographic/PBS
Co-starred with Dustin Hoffman and Sharon Stone in "Sphere" for Barry Levinson
Featured in the holiday comedy "The Hebrew Hammer"
Had featured role in "Patch Adams"
Made first screen appearance in "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
Narrated the Oscar-nominated short documentary "A Place in the Land"
Made TV longform debut in "Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story" (NBC)
Played doomed husband of Ann-Margret in NBC miniseries "Seduced By Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story"
Published critically-acclaimed short story "Carla's Story"
Stage directing debut, "The Minstrel Show" with the San Francisco Actors Workshop
Was love object of Shelley Long and Bette Midler in "Outrageous Fortune"
After a long hiatus, returned to acting in a San Francisco production of Paul Sills' "Story Theatre"
Narrated "The West" for Ken Burns/PBS
Played first major feature film role as Keys, the scientist on the trail of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"
Played Larisa Oleynik's father in "A Time for Dancing"
Played role of Jake in Old Globe pre-Broadway tryout of Neil Simon's "Jake's Women"
Selected as the "voice of the Oscars"; serving as announcer for the annual telecast
Played the District Attorney in "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (NBC)
Appeared in Roman Polanski's "Bitter Moon"
Joined the cast of ABC's "Commander in Chief" as a Vice-Presidential nominee
Had a four episode turn as Sally Field's disreputable boyfriend in "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC)
Narrated the documentary film "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room"