Inspired to play the drums at age eight after watching Little Ricky play on "I Love Lucy"
Decided to become a professional drummer after watching Ringo Starr perform with the Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show"
Began touring with several bands during his late teens
Participated in recording sessions
Selected as one of three drummers to play on Keith Moon's solo album along with Ringo Starr and Leon Russell
Urged to act by former child actor, friend and fellow musician Bill Mumy, then co-starring in the NBC sitcom, "Sunshine"
Acting and TV debut, as a drummer on "Sunshine"
Feature debut, "Heartbreaker" (completed 1981)
Breakthrough feature supporting role, "Robocop"
Recurring role as Albert Rosenfield, the irritable FBI pathologist, on David Lynch's TV series, "Twin Peaks"
Recurring role as Todd Spurrier on "Shannon's Deal"
Starred as Beau Jack Bowman on the CBS cop drama, "Broken Badges"
Recreated the role of Albert Rosenfield for the feature "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me"
Cast as a regular on David Lynch's short-lived period sitcom, "On the Air"
First feature lead, "The Harvest"
Co-starred in the NBC midseason replacement sitcom "Lateline"
Offered a memorable turn as a drug informant in the acclaimed film "Traffic"
Cast as the title character's boss, a medical examiner, on the NBC serie "Crossing Jordan"
Cast in the remake of the 1962 thriller "The Manchurian Candidate"
Cast in John Sayles¿ political satire "Silver City" which starred Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, Daryl Hannah and Richard Dreyfuss
Cast opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy in the comedy "The Man"