Attended Columbia University; became the general manager of the Columbia Players
Contributed additional dialogue to Disney's "The Little Mermaid"
Moved to Los Angeles
Worked on the NYC stage and did two more shows with Sills (date approximate)
Attended The Groton School, one of the most prestigious private schools in the USA; served as president of the dramatic association (dates approximate)
Feature debut, "Greetings"; first collaboration with writer-director De Palma
Had recurring role of a kooky neighbor in the short-lived TV sitcom "Stockard Channing in Just Friends" (CBS)
Left Columbia to act with Chicago's Second City (date approximate)
Performed another season with Chicago's Second City
Played a recurring role on "Sidekicks" (ABC), a martial arts-flavored cop show
Provided the story for an episode of "The Young Riders" (ABC)
Was a series regular on "Sugar and Spice", a blue-collar CBS sitcom
Co-starred in De Palma's follow-up feature "Hi, Mom!"
Grew up in St Louis, Missouri, Grosse Pointe, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois
Had regular role as a doctor in the medical comedy "STAT" (ABC)
Had title role in the horror spoof "Chud II: Bud the Chud"
Joined Paul Sills' original Story Theater company; played in the initial productions of "Story Theatre" and "Metamorphosis" (date approximate)
Performed in Moliere's "Le Medecin malgre lui/Doctor Inspite of Himself" with his French class (date approximate)
Portrayed Beef, a glitter rocker parody, in De Palma's "Phantom of the Paradise"
Provided additional story material for "Oliver & Company", a Disney animated feature
Reteamed with De Palma for "Home Movies"
Returned to series TV as a regular in the CBS drama series "Now & Again"
While a college sophomore, cast by writer-director Brian De Palma (himself a former general manager of the Columbia Players) to co-star in "Greetings" (date approximate)
Appeared as a renowned author and William Hurt's mentor in "One True Thing"
Born in New York City
Co-wrote the animation screenplay for Disney's animated "The Prince and the Pauper", which featured Mickey Mouse
Made acting debut at age eight in a Detroit Art Institute production of "Winnie the Pooh" (date approximate)
Performed the voice of Cat R Waul for "Fievel's American Tails", an animated children's series
Played the lead in Sam Shepard's "Chicago" in a Los Angeles production (date approximate)
Played the recurring role of Dr. Norman Pankow, a dreaded school principal on "Parker Lewis Can't Lose!"
Played the recurring role of Hughes on the hit primetime soap "Dallas" (CBS)
TV debut in the NBC movie "Strange Homecoming"
Voiced the character of Franklin Sherman for "The Critic", a primetime animated series aired on ABC and later on Fox
Wrote several teleplays for the revival of "The Twilight Zone" (CBS)