Appeared as Chris Fulbright in the Tracey Ullman sketch comedy series, "State of the Union," on Showtime
First starring role in a feature, "Necessary Roughness"
Had a featured role as a gay neighbor in Sam Mendes' "American Beauty"
Had a recurring role on NBC's "Chuck" as Stephen Bartowski, the title character's long lost father
Joined the cast of CBS' "Murphy Brown" as Peter Hunt, a rival reporter and love interest for Candice Bergen's title character
Moved to Los Angeles
Played a death-row inmate in the CBS TV-movie, "In the Name of the People"
Played a stand-up comedian in the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical, "3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down"
Played an ambulance-chasing lawyer in the short-lived CBS sitcom, "Eisenhower & Lutz"
Played an FBI agent, opposite Matt Damon as ADM executive turned whistleblower Mark Whitacre, in "The Informant"
Played Captain Jonathan Archer in the UPN series, "Star Trek: Enterprise"
Played the lead role in the ABC miniseries, "Tom Clancy's NetForce"
Played the recurring role of Ted Shively, ex-husband of Annie Potts' Mary Jo, in the CBS sitcom "Designing Women"
Returned to Broadway to play duel roles in "Romance/Romance"; earned a Tony nomination as Lead Actor in a Musical
Starred in Clive Barker's horror film, "Lord of Illusions"
Began performing as a child
Co-starred with Ray Romano and Andre Braugher in TNT's "Men of a Certain Age"
Executive produced and starred in the short-lived CBS drama, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"
First starring role in a series, the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Gung Ho"
Formed Bakula Productions
Made Broadway debut as Joe DiMaggio in the stage musical, "Marilyn: An American Fable"
Cast in a dinner theater production of "Shenandoah" in North Carolina
Had a supporting role in the film, "Life as a House," starring Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas
Played the lead roles in his high school productions of "Godspell" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
Provided the speaking and singing voice of Danny the Cat in the animated feature, "Cats Don't Dance"
Starred in the first original movie from the Animal Planet network, "The Trial of Old Drum"
Acted in Richard Rush's disappointing "Color of Night," starring Bruce Willis
Appeared in Off-Off Broadway and Off-Broadway musical revues
Feature acting debut in Carl Reiner's "Sibling Rivalry," starring Kirstie Alley
Made TV-movie debut in "I-Man" (ABC)
Moved to New York City
Played a former ball player hired as a minor league manager in the sequel, "Major League: Back to the Minors"
Played time traveler Sam Beckett in the NBC series, "Quantum Leap"; began directing episodes during the 1991-1992 season; earned three Golden Globe nominations and four Emmy nominations for Best Actor
Served as executive producer and star of the CBS TV-movie, "The Bachelor's Baby"