Raised in Philadelphia area
Served apprenticeship at Circle in the Square in NYC
Off-Broadway debut, "Getting Out" by Marsha Norman
Made film acting debut in "National Lampoon's Animal House"
TV-movie debut, "The Gift" (CBS)
Landed regular role of Todd Adamson on CBS daytime soap "Search for Tomorrow" (CBS)
Appeared off-Broadway in "Album," directed by Joan Micklin Silver
Appeared as cast regular Tim Werner on daytime drama "The Guiding Light" (CBS)
Reprised off-Broadway role of Ricky in film version of Alan Bowne's play "Forty Deuce"
Gained attention as the confused rich kid with a drinking problem in Barry Levinson's feature directorial debut "Diner"
Made Broadway debut opposite Sean Penn in "The Slab Boys"
Cast in breakout film role as Ren McCormick, a city boy who inspires a small town to dance in "Footloose"
Appeared opposite future wife Kyra Sedwick in PBS production of "Lemon Sky"
Starred as overly expectant yuppie father in John Hughes' "She's Having a Baby"
First of three films with Gary Oldman, "Criminal Law"
Portrayed a student filmmaker swallowed into the System in "The Big Picture"
Played the voice of reason for fellow medical students taking part in a dangerous life-after-death experiment in "Flatliners"
Cast as a journalist opposite Elizabeth Perkins in romantic feature "He Said, She Said"
First feature with wife Kyra Sedgwick, "Pyrates"
Acted the part of a no-nonsense Marine attorney in Rob Reiner's "A Few Good Men"
Menaced Meryl Streep and family in "The River Wild"
Formed music group with brother Michael called The Bacon Brothers
Portrayed astronaut Jack Swigart in Ron Howard's "Apollo 13"
Delivered bravura performance as an Alcatraz prisoner who murdered a fellow inmate under extenuating circumstances in Marc Rocco's "Murder in the First"; third film with Oldman, who played his sadistic associate warden
Directorial debut, "Losing Chase"; premiered on Showtime before receiving a theatrical release; Sedgwick executive produced as well as starred opposite Helen Mirren
Reteamed with director Levinson for "Sleepers," playing an abusive guard in a boys' reformatory
First song credit ("Medium Rare") in "Telling Lies in America"; also co-starred as a disc jockey
Performed a song in ABC special "Happy Birthday Elizabeth ¿ A Celebration of Life" honoring Elizabeth Taylor
First credit as executive producer, "Wild Things"; also co-starred with Matt Dillon and Neve Campbell
Lifetime's "Weddings of a Lifetime" included a musical performance from The Bacon Brothers
The Bacon Brothers played first major NYC concert at the venerable Town Hall
Played the father of Willie Morris (Frankie Muniz) in "My Dog Skip"
Played title role in Paul Verhoeven's "Hollow Man"
Cast in featured role in "Novocaine," starring Steve Martin and Helena Bonham Carter
Portrayed a kidnapper in "Trapped"
Co-starred with Sean Penn and Tim Robbins in Clint Eastwood directed "Mystic River"
Portrayed a pedophile who returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life in "The Woodsman"; film premiered at Sundance; received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead
Co-starred with Colin Firth as a showbiz duo whose career was ended abruptly amid scandal in Atom Egoyan's "Where the Truth Lies"
Directed and co-starred in "Loverboy," about an unsound mother who surrounds her only son with a magical world for two; premiered at Sundance
Played a rival hair stylist opposite Queen Latifah in comedy "Beauty Shop"
Played a father out to avenge a gang's attack on his family in thriller "Death Sentence"
Co-starred in Alison Eastwood's directorial debut "Rails and Ties"
Co-starred in drama "The Air I Breathe"
Portrayed Jack Brennan, Richard Nixon's post-presidential Chief of Staff in Peter Morgan's feature adaption of "Frost/Nixon"
Portrayed 'Desert Storm' war veteran Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strob in HBO Film "Taking Chance"; earned Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Television Movie
Portrayed Sebastian Shaw in prequel to "X-Men" film series "X-Men: First Class"
Starred as a former FBI agent tracking down an escaped serial killer in Kevin Williamson's crime drama "The Following" (Fox)