Grew up in California, Virginia, New York, and Japan
Spotted by an agent while appearing in the play "Anthems"
TV acting debut, "The Bill Cosby Show" (NBC)
Played recurring character of Nurse Jessie Brewer's teenaged nephew on ABC daytime drama "General Hospital"
Made primetime series debut as teenager Doobie Wheeler on short-lived ABC sitcom "The Texas Wheelers"
Made TV movie debut in NBC "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production "Eric"
Portrayed Ken Newkirk in Richard Donner's "Sarah T. ¿ Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic" (NBC), starring Linda Blair
Played recurring role on early seasons of "One Day at a Time" (CBS)
Played David Bradford on pilot episode of "Eight Is Enough" (ABC); succeeded in role by Grant Goodeve
Made voiceover debut in animated feature "Wizards"
Breakthrough screen role in debut feature, played hero Luke Skywalker in George Lucas' classic "Star Wars"
Car accident disfigured face which, despite reconstructive surgery, remained altered
Reprised role of Luke Skywalker role for sequel "The Empire Strikes Back," directed by Irvin Kershner
Made Broadway debut as John Merrick in "The Elephant Man"
Again played Luke for second sequel "The Return of the Jedi," directed by Richard Marquand
Returned to Broadway playing Mozart in "Amadeus"
Stage musical debut, singing and dancing in short-lived Broadway production "Harrigan 'n' Hart"
Starred in off-Broadway revival of "Room Service," directed by Alan Arkin
Had title role in Broadway production of "The Nerd"
Returned to big screen after six-year absence, playing a vicious bounty hunter in "Slipstream," a futuristic thriller released theatrically internationally but direct-to-video in the U.S.
Played nasty villain The Trickster on two episodes of CBS series "The Flash"
Voiced the Joker for Fox animated series "The Adventures of Batman and Robin"
Reprised voicing the Joker for animated feature "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm"
Provided voice of the Admiral for "Commander Toad in Space,, an episode of "ABC Weekend Specials" combining live action and puppetry
Acted in "Eye" segment of "John Carpenter Presents Body Bags" (Showtime)
Starred in CD-ROM "Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger"; had previously acted in the interactive game "Gabriel Knight"
Reteamed with Carpenter for feature remake of "Village of the Damned"
Co-wrote limited series comic book <i>The Black Pearl</i>
Played Richard Greico's time-traveling friend in Showtime movie "When Time Expires"
Portrayed the villain in "Hamilton," based on two Jan Guillou novels about Swedish super-agent Carl Hamilton (Peter Stormare)
Co-produced and acted in "Watchers Reborn"
Made directorial debut with "Comic Book: The Movie"; also starred
Made franchise return in "Star Wars: Episode VII," confirmed by George Lucas