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Born: July 8, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Philadelphia area
1976:
Served apprenticeship at Circle in the Square in NYC
1978:
Off-Broadway debut, "Getting Out" by Marsha Norman
1978:
Made film acting debut in "National Lampoon's Animal House"
1979:
TV-movie debut, "The Gift" (CBS)
1979:
Landed regular role of Todd Adamson on CBS daytime soap "Search for Tomorrow" (CBS)
1980:
Appeared off-Broadway in "Album," directed by Joan Micklin Silver
1980:
Appeared as cast regular Tim Werner on daytime drama "The Guiding Light" (CBS)
1982:
Reprised off-Broadway role of Ricky in film version of Alan Bowne's play "Forty Deuce"
1982:
Gained attention as the confused rich kid with a drinking problem in Barry Levinson's feature directorial debut "Diner"
1983:
Made Broadway debut opposite Sean Penn in "The Slab Boys"
1984:
Cast in breakout film role as Ren McCormick, a city boy who inspires a small town to dance in "Footloose"
1988:
Appeared opposite future wife Kyra Sedwick in PBS production of "Lemon Sky"
1988:
Starred as overly expectant yuppie father in John Hughes' "She's Having a Baby"
1989:
First of three films with Gary Oldman, "Criminal Law"
1989:
Portrayed a student filmmaker swallowed into the System in "The Big Picture"
1990:
Played the voice of reason for fellow medical students taking part in a dangerous life-after-death experiment in "Flatliners"
1991:
Cast as a journalist opposite Elizabeth Perkins in romantic feature "He Said, She Said"
1991:
First feature with wife Kyra Sedgwick, "Pyrates"
1992:
Acted the part of a no-nonsense Marine attorney in Rob Reiner's "A Few Good Men"
1994:
Menaced Meryl Streep and family in "The River Wild"
1995:
Formed music group with brother Michael called The Bacon Brothers
1995:
Portrayed astronaut Jack Swigart in Ron Howard's "Apollo 13"
1995:
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
1996:
Directorial debut, "Losing Chase"; premiered on Showtime before receiving a theatrical release; Sedgwick executive produced as well as starred opposite Helen Mirren
1996:
Reteamed with director Levinson for "Sleepers," playing an abusive guard in a boys' reformatory
1997:
First song credit ("Medium Rare") in "Telling Lies in America"; also co-starred as a disc jockey
1997:
Performed a song in ABC special "Happy Birthday Elizabeth ¿ A Celebration of Life" honoring Elizabeth Taylor
1998:
First credit as executive producer, "Wild Things"; also co-starred with Matt Dillon and Neve Campbell
1999:
Lifetime's "Weddings of a Lifetime" included a musical performance from The Bacon Brothers
2000:
The Bacon Brothers played first major NYC concert at the venerable Town Hall
2000:
Played the father of Willie Morris (Frankie Muniz) in "My Dog Skip"
2000:
Played title role in Paul Verhoeven's "Hollow Man"
2001:
Cast in featured role in "Novocaine," starring Steve Martin and Helena Bonham Carter
2002:
Portrayed a kidnapper in "Trapped"
2003:
Co-starred with Sean Penn and Tim Robbins in Clint Eastwood directed "Mystic River"
2004:
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
2005:
Co-starred with Colin Firth as a showbiz duo whose career was ended abruptly amid scandal in Atom Egoyan's "Where the Truth Lies"
2005:
Directed and co-starred in "Loverboy," about an unsound mother who surrounds her only son with a magical world for two; premiered at Sundance
2005:
Played a rival hair stylist opposite Queen Latifah in comedy "Beauty Shop"
2007:
Played a father out to avenge a gang's attack on his family in thriller "Death Sentence"
2007:
Co-starred in Alison Eastwood's directorial debut "Rails and Ties"
2008:
Co-starred in drama "The Air I Breathe"
2008:
Portrayed Jack Brennan, Richard Nixon's post-presidential Chief of Staff in Peter Morgan's feature adaption of "Frost/Nixon"
2009:
Portrayed 'Desert Storm' war veteran Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strob in HBO Film "Taking Chance"; earned Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Television Movie
2011:
Portrayed Sebastian Shaw in prequel to "X-Men" film series "X-Men: First Class"
2012:
Starred as a former FBI agent tracking down an escaped serial killer in Kevin Williamson's crime drama "The Following" (Fox)

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