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Born: June 2, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: San Mateo, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1979:
Made professional acting debut as guest star on an episode of CBS drama "Lou Grant"
1981:
Played recurring role on "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (NBC)
1981:
TV movie debut, "Grambling's White Tiger" (NBC)
1981:
Cast as regular on ABC drama series "Code Red"
1984:
Featured on ABC sitcom "Off the Rack"
1984:
Played Dr Hoover Beaumont on failed pilot (aired as ABC TV movie) "The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D."
1985:
Landed guest role on ABC sitcom "Growing Pains"
1988:
Played recurring role of Coach Duane Johnson on "Growing Pains" spin-off "Just the Ten of Us" (ABC)
1989:
Feature film debut, "Major League"; reprised role in 1994 and 1998 sequels
1990:
First feature lead role, "Love Field"; reportedly hired after Denzel Washington turned down role and Eriq LaSalle was fired during shooting; film not released until 1992 due to Orion Pictures' financial problems
1990:
Acted in adventure drama "Navy Seals"
1992:
Featured in sports comedy "Mr. Baseball"
1993:
Played supporting roles in CBS miniseries "Queen" and "Return to Lonesome Dove"
1995:
Featured in "Heat" and "Waiting to Exhale"
1997:
Acted in political suspense yarn "Absolute Power"
1998:
Lent his voice to animated series "The New Batman/Superman Adventures" (The WB)
1999:
Played supporting role as a police detective in virtual reality thriller "The Thirteenth Floor"
1999:
Co-starred in CBS drama series "Now and Again"
2000:
Played an unfaithful husband in independent features "Love & Basketball" and "What's Cooking?"
2001:
Guest starred on Showtime drama "Soul Food"
2001:
Played U.S. senator-turned-president David Palmer on Fox action drama "24"; earned Golden Globe (2002) nomination for Best Supporting Actor
2002:
Co-starred with Julianne Moore in Todd Haynes directed "Far from Heaven"
2005:
Cast opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in war drama "Jarhead," directed by Sam Mendes
2006:
Cast as Jonas Blane on CBS special forces drama "The Unit," created by David Mamet
2007:
Co-starred in "Breach," a thriller about FBI traitor Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper)
2007:
Portrayed Nelson Mandela in "Goodbye Bafana," a drama about Mandela's relationship with his censor officer and prison guard, based on James Gregory's book <i>Goodbye Bafana: Nelson Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend</i>
2009:
Made directorial debut on episode of "The Unit" (CBS)
2010:
Produced documentary feature "When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun"
2012:
Voiced General Hologram in Disney animated feature "Wreck-It Ralph"
2013:
Co-starred with Common in drama feature "LUV"

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