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Born: July 9, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Concord, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Spent three seasons performing with the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Ohio working with Vincent Dowling
1978:
Made professional debut as Grumio in "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Riverside Theater in Cleveland, OH
1980:
Made film acting debut, "He Knows You're Alone"; reportedly paid only $800
1982:
Made first TV-movie, Rona Jaffe's "Mazes and Monsters" (CBS)
1982:
Made guest appearance on ABC's "Happy Days"; first met Ron Howard
1983:
Landed recurring role as Uncle Ned on the NBC sitcom "Family Ties"
1986:
Offered a change of pace performance as a workaholic advertising executive who tries to reconcile with his ill father (Jackie Gleason) in "Nothing in Common"
1990:
Starred as Sherman McCoy in Brian De Palma's ill-fated screen version of "The Bonfire of the Vanities"
1990:
Had first screen pairing with Meg Ryan (who had multiple roles) in the comedy "Joe Versus the Volcano"
1992:
Made TV directorial debut, "None But the Lonely Heart" episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt" series
1993:
With Gary Goetzman, formed the production company Clavius Base
1993:
Directed and acted in "I'll Be Waiting," a segment of the Showtime series "Fallen Angels"
1998:
Co-executive produced the 13-part HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon" about the NASA space program; also acted in, scripted and directed episodes; co-produced with Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and others
1999:
Starred as a prison guard in the period drama "The Green Mile," adapted from Stephen King's novel
1999:
Reprised voice of Woody in "Toy Story 2"; originally planned as a direct-to-video release, film received a theatrical distribution
2001:
With Spielberg, produced the HBO WWII-themed miniseries "Band of Brothers"; also scripted and directed episodes
2002:
Co-starred with Paul Newman in "The Road to Perdition"
2002:
Collaborated again with director Spielberg for "Catch Me if You Can," playing the FBI agent pursuing Leonardo DiCaprio
2004:
Starred as a southern professor who puts together a group of thieves to rob a casino in the remake of "The Ladykillers"; helmed by Joel and Ethan Coen
2004:
Starred in the romantic comedy "The Terminal" as Viktor Navorski, an immigrant who becomes a resident of a New York airport terminal; directed by Steven Spielberg and co-starred Catherine Zeta-Jones
2004:
Cast as the voice of The Conductor/Hero Boy in the animated film "Polar Express," directed and screenplay by Robert Zemeckis
2006:
Re-teamed with director Ron Howard to portray professor Robert Langdon in the film adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code," based on Dan Brown's controversial bestseller
2007:
Portrayed the titular Democratic Texas congressman "Charlie Wilson's War," directed by Mike Nichols, written by Aaron Sorkin, and co-starring Julia Roberts; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2008:
Executive produced the HBO original movie "John Adams"
2008:
Executive produced (with wife Rita Wilson) the film adaptation of the West End stage musical "Mamma Mia!"
2008:
Co-starred with son Colin in "The Great Buck Howard," a comedy about a young aspiring magician (Colin) who becomes the assistant to a renowned illusionist against his father's wishes
2009:
Re-teamed with Howard to play professor Robert Langdon in "Angels & Demons," the film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel and sequel to "The Da Vinci Code"
2009:
Produced the live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's book <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, directed by Spike Jonze
2010:
Re-teamed with Steven Spielberg to executive produce HBO's 10-part miniseries "The Pacific," which earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Miniseries
2010:
Reprised voice of Woody in the animated feature "Toy Story 3"
2011:
Co-wrote, directed and starred in "Larry Crowne"
2011:
Co-starred with Sandra Bullock and newcomer Thomas Horn in 9/11 drama "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," based on Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel
2012:
Announced to make Broadway debut in "Lucky Guy," a play written by the late Nora Ephron
2012:
Played multiple roles in "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel; film co-directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer
2013:
Reprised Woody in the TV special "Toy Story of Terror"

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