Attended Columbia Pictures Film Workshop in Los Angeles
Signed contract with 20th Century Fox
Appeared on episodes of CBS series "Lancer"
TV movie debut, "The Challenge" (ABC)
Cast as series regular Dr. Doug Lang on "Mission: Impossible" (CBS)
First feature lead, "Frogs"
Played Detective Charlie Bronski in acclaimed NBC miniseries "The Blue Knight"
Pursued Nez Pearce Indians as they tried to flee to Canada in "I Will Fight No More Forever" (ABC)
Portrayed Sam Damon in seven-part NBC miniseries "Once an Eagle"
Landed breakthrough feature playing title role in "Lifeguard"
Starred with Tom Selleck in NBC miniseries "The Sacketts"
Began relationship with Katharine Ross during making of goofy Gothic mystery "The Legacy"
First of five TV projects with Ross, CBS miniseries "Murder in Texas"
Re-teamed with Selleck on "The Shadow Riders" (CBS)
Acted opposite Cybill Shepherd on NBC's "The Yellow Rose"
Acted opposite Kate Capshaw in HBO film "The Quick and the Dead"
Fought drugs and corruption as a NYC undercover cop in "Shakedown"
Co-starred with Patrick Swayze as bouncers in "Road House"
Played a man who suffered a heart attack and died following a mad, pasionate afternoon of carnality with Kirstie Alley in Carl Reiner's "Sibling Rivalry"
Cast as a detective keeping tabs on his undercover narcs Jason Patric and Jennifer Jason Leigh in "Rush"
First executive producer and co-screenwriting credit (shared with Jeffrey M. Meyer and wife Katharine Ross), TNT movie "Conagher"; also played title role opposite Ross
Distinguished himself as Brigadier General John Buford, one of the unsung heroes of "Gettysburg" (TNT)
Played a hard-drinking cop in NBC movie "Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert"
Headlined surprisingly good straight-to-video Western "The Desperate Trail"
Starred in ABC movie "The Ranger, the Cook, and a Hole in the Sky"
Gave unflinching portrayal as Wild Bill Hickock in CBS miniseries "Buffalo Girls"
Portrayed Captain Bucky O'Neill in TNT's "Rough Riders"
Played villainous Jim Ed Love to Woody Harrelson's heroic Big Boy Matson in Stephen Frears' "The Hi-Lo Country"
Appeared as The Stranger in the Coen brothers "The Big Lebowski"
Executive produced and starred as legendary lawman Bill Tilghman in TNT's "You Know My Name"
Earned critical acclaim for playing the presidential chief of staff opposite Joan Allen in "The Contender"
Cast as a grizzled veteran sergeant major in "We Were Soldiers"
Appeared in Ang Lee directed "The Hulk"
Again starred with Joan Allen in Campbell Scott directed "Off the Map"
Co-starred as the original Marlboro Man in Jason Reitman's satirical comedy "Thank You for Smoking"
Co-starred with Nicholas Cage in Marvel Comics-inspired "Ghost Rider"
Voiced Smokey Bear in Forest Service public service announcements
Acted opposite Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant in comedy "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"
Voiced character of Chupadogra in live-action film based on comic strip "Marmaduke"
Featured opposite director Robert Redford in thriller "The Company You Keep"
Co-starred opposite Kevin Costner in the NFL drama "Draft Day"
Played the role of Pop Pop in the indie drama "Digging for Fire"