Raised in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, CA
Pursued an acting career on a post-college cross-country journey
Acted in local theater in Daytona Beach, FL
Made TV acting debut in an episode of "CHiPs" (NBC)
Originated role of Douglas Donovan on the ABC daytime drama "Loving"
First TV-movie debut, "The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman" (NBC)
Had regular role as the uncle of the titular teen in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Raising Miranda"
Made feature acting debut in "Turnaround"
Had supporting role of a policeman in the gripping fact-based miniseries "I Know My First Name is Steven" (NBC)
Co-starred in the office-set romantic comedy "Corporate Affairs"
Co-starred as a scientist in the sci-fi thriller "DeadSpace"
Formed Quintus Productions with fellow actor Michael Goorjian and managers Leonard Grant and Eric Overholtzer
Starred in the Lizzie Borden-directed segment of the three part anthology feature "Erotique"
Played the recurring role of Dr. Tim Whatley, Jerry's dentist on "Seinfeld" (NBC)
Acted in the independent comedy "Kissing Miranda"
Featured on the short-lived sitcom "The Louie Show" (CBS)
Played astronaut Gus Grissom in the Tom Hanks directed "That Thing You Do!"
Cast as astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon"; executive produced by Tom Hanks
Featured in Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" as a one-armed military officer
Had a recurring role on CBS' "The King of Queens" as Doug Heffernan's annoying neighbor, Tim Sacksky
Wrote and directed "Last Chance"; also co-starred with wife Robin Dearden
Breakthrough role, playing the oddball father of four in the FOX sitcom, "Malcolm in the Middle"; also directed several episodes
Played the irresponsible uncle who steals Santa's sleigh in the Disney Channel Movie "'Twas the Night"
Played a business colleague of Greg Kinnear's in the indie film "Little Miss Sunshine"
Guest starred as Ted's obnoxious co-worker on CBS' "How I Met Your Mother"
Cast as Lucifer in the ABC Family miniseries, "Fallen"
Cast as Walter White a struggling high school chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime in "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Co-starred opposite Helen Mirren in "Love Ranch," based on the true story of a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada
Appeared in "Larry Crowne" with Tom Hanks, who also co-wrote and directed
Joined an ensemble cast for Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion"
Co-starred with Taylor Kitsch in sci-fi Western "John Carter"
Voiced character of Vitaly in "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
Played the mayor of Los Angeles in feature adaptation of the stage musical "Rock of Ages"
Co-starred in political thriller "Argo," directed by Ben Affleck
Starred in the action blockbuster "Godzilla"
Was nominated for an Oscar for playing the title character in "Trumbo"
Voiced the role of Li in "Kung Fu Panda 3"