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Born: June 20, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Affton, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in the St Louis, MO area
1975:
Moved to New York City to pursue acting
1975:
Performed in children's theater productions and had walk-on or bit parts in off-off-Broadway plays
1979:
Broadway debut in Michael Weller's "Loose Ends" starring Kevin Kline
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Performed in sketches on a NYC monthly radio show called "Citizen Kafka" (WBAI)
1983:
Cast in the touring production of the musical "The Robber Bridegroom"
1983:
TV-movie debut, "The Face of Rage" (ABC)
1983:
Feature film debut, "Eddie Macon's Run"
1985:
Originated role of Pap Finn (Huck's father) in the American Repertory Theatre production of "Big River"
1985:
Reprised role of Pap in his Broadway musical debut "Big River"
1986:
Left cast of "Big River" to appear in David Byrne's "True Stories"
1987:
Portrayed a murderously crooked cop in "The Big Easy" opposite Dennis Quaid
1987:
Cast in the Los Angeles production of "Antony and Cleopatra"; spotted by casting directors for "Roseanne"
1988:
Breakthrough screen performance as a larcenous lout in the Coen bothers' comic gem "Raising Arizona"
1988:
Re-teamed with Quaid for the football-themed "Everybody's All-American"
1988:
Played Sally Field's insurance-salesman husband in "Punchline"
1988:
Played the title character's blue-collar husband on the long running ABC sitcom "Roseanne"; nominated for an Emmy as Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for seven consecutive years (1989-95)
1991:
First starring role in a feature, "King Ralph"
1991:
Re-teamed with the Coen brothers, as a traveling salesman, in "Barton Fink"
1992:
Portrayed George Herman 'Babe' Ruth in the feature biography "The Babe"
1993:
Played Harry Brock in remake of "Born Yesterday" opposite Melanie Griffith
1994:
Starred as Fred Flintstone in the live-action feature "The Flintstones"
1994:
Credited as Karl Mundt for his role as the newsreel announcer in the Coen brothers' "The Hudsucker Proxy"
1995:
Played title role (also produced) in the TNT biopic "Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long"; earned a Best Actor Emmy nomination
1995:
Cast as Mitch in the CBS remake of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" opposite Jessica Lange; earned an Emmy nomination for Suporting Actor
1995:
First stage role in eight years, playing Falstaff in "Henry IV (Parts 1 and 2)" at San Diego's Old Globe Theater
1997:
Re-teamed with the Coen brothers for "The Big Lebowski"
1998:
Replaced the late John Belushi as Dan Aykroyd's music-making partner in John Landis' sequel "Blues Brothers 2000"
1998:
Made recurring appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" playing Linda Tripp during the Lewinsky scandal
1999:
Portrayed a hyperactive paramedic in Martin Scorsese's "Bringing out the Dead"
2000:
Played a high-strung FAA agent in the Mike Nichols directed "What Planet Are You From?"
2000:
Re-teamed with the Coen brothers for the feature "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
2001:
Appeared in the NY Shakespeare Festival Central Park staging of "The Seagull" directed by Mike Nichols
2003:
Had a recurring role on Aaron Sorkin's "The West Wing" (NBC) as House Speaker Glen Allen Walken
2004:
Cast in the short-lived CBS comedy "Center of the Universe"
2004:
Portrayed Bobby Darin's (Kevin Spacey) best friend turned manager, Steve Blauner in "Beyond the Sea"
2005:
Returned to the stage, as Harvey 'Big Daddy' Pollitt, the terminally ill, bullying patriarch in Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"; performed at the Geffen Playhouse
2006:
Co-starred in Randall Miller's "Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing and Charm School"
2006:
Won an Emmy guest-starring as a judge on Sorkin's NBC drama, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"
2007:
Cast opposite Steve Carell in "Evan Almighty," a sequel to the 2003 comedy "Bruce Almighty"
2007:
Cast as Bones Darly, an arms dealer opposite Kevin Bacon in the psychological thriller "Death Sentence"
2008:
Played Pops Racer in the Wachowski brothers' live action film adaptation of the 1960s Japanese series "Speed Racer"
2009:
Starred in Roundabout Theatre Company¿s Broadway production of Samuel Beckett¿s "Waiting for Godot"
2010:
Starred as a college professor on the HBO drama series "Treme"
2010:
Co-starred in the Barry Levinson directed HBO film "You Don't Know Jack" about Dr. Jack Kevorkian, played by Al Pacino; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
2010:
Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie ("You Don't Know Jack")
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries ("You Don't Know Jack")
2011:
Co-starred with Melissa Leo and Michael Parks in the action thriller "Red State"
2011:
Cast in the critically acclaimed black-and-white, nearly silent film "The Artist"
2011:
Joined the cast of the crime drama series "Damages" (FX)
2011:
Cast in "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," Stephen Daldry's feature adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel; co-starred opposite Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock
2012:
Acted opposite Clint Eastwood in baseball drama "Trouble with the Curve"
2012:
Co-starred in political thriller "Argo," directed by Ben Affleck
2012:
Cast opposite Denzel Washington in "Flight"

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