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Born: August 9, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sacramento, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1969:
Appeared on episodes of CBS series "Lancer"
1970:
Cast as series regular Dr. Doug Lang on "Mission: Impossible" (CBS)
1972:
First feature lead, "Frogs"
1973:
Played Detective Charlie Bronski in acclaimed NBC miniseries "The Blue Knight"
1976:
Landed breakthrough feature playing title role in "Lifeguard"
1979:
Starred with Tom Selleck in NBC miniseries "The Sacketts"
1979:
Began relationship with Katharine Ross during making of goofy Gothic mystery "The Legacy"
1981:
First of five TV projects with Ross, CBS miniseries "Murder in Texas"
1982:
Re-teamed with Selleck on "The Shadow Riders" (CBS)
1983:
Acted opposite Cybill Shepherd on NBC's "The Yellow Rose"
1988:
Fought drugs and corruption as a NYC undercover cop in "Shakedown"
1991:
Cast as a detective keeping tabs on his undercover narcs Jason Patric and Jennifer Jason Leigh in "Rush"
1991:
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
1993:
Distinguished himself as Brigadier General John Buford, one of the unsung heroes of "Gettysburg" (TNT)
1993:
Played a hard-drinking cop in NBC movie "Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert"
1994:
Headlined surprisingly good straight-to-video Western "The Desperate Trail"
1995:
Starred in ABC movie "The Ranger, the Cook, and a Hole in the Sky"
1995:
Gave unflinching portrayal as Wild Bill Hickock in CBS miniseries "Buffalo Girls"
1997:
Portrayed Captain Bucky O'Neill in TNT's "Rough Riders"
1998:
Played villainous Jim Ed Love to Woody Harrelson's heroic Big Boy Matson in Stephen Frears' "The Hi-Lo Country"
1999:
Executive produced and starred as legendary lawman Bill Tilghman in TNT's "You Know My Name"
2000:
Earned critical acclaim for playing the presidential chief of staff opposite Joan Allen in "The Contender"
2002:
Cast as a grizzled veteran sergeant major in "We Were Soldiers"
2003:
Appeared in Ang Lee directed "The Hulk"
2005:
Again starred with Joan Allen in Campbell Scott directed "Off the Map"
2007:
Co-starred with Nicholas Cage in Marvel Comics-inspired "Ghost Rider"
2008:
Voiced Smokey Bear in Forest Service public service announcements
2009:
Acted opposite Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant in comedy "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"
2010:
Voiced character of Chupadogra in live-action film based on comic strip "Marmaduke"
2012:
Featured opposite director Robert Redford in thriller "The Company You Keep"
2014:
Co-starred opposite Kevin Costner in the NFL drama "Draft Day"
2015:
Played the role of Pop Pop in the indie drama "Digging for Fire"
2015:
Voiced the role of Butch in Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur"
2016:
Voiced a role in the animated comedy "Rock Dog"

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