Made acting debut with a stock company in Colorado
Returned to NYC to work on stage
Broadway breakthrough, playing the clerk in Lanford Wilson's "Hot l Baltimore"
Appeared in numerous productions on and off-Broadway
First film role, a small part in Sidney Lumet's "Serpico"
Made his TV-movie debut in "The Law" (NBC)
Made his series debut playing the title role on CBS' "Delvecchio"
Played George Schneider in Neil Simon's Broadway play "Chapter Two"
Landed breakthrough role as Alex Reiger on the ABC sitcom "Taxi"
Won a Tony for "I'm Not Rappaport," a play written by Herb Gardner
Returned to TV to play the title role on the NBC sitcom "Dear John"
Created the role of Eddie Ross, the overpowering bartender in Herb Gardner's play "Conversations with My Father"
Portrayed the father of Jeff Goldblum's character in "Independence Day"
Co-starred with Bob Newhart on the CBS sitcom "George & Leo"
Returned to Broadway for Yasmina Reza's play "Art"; later acted in the London production with Joe Morton in 1999
Reprised his role from "Taxi" for the Andy Kaufman biopic "Man on the Moon"
Appeared in the critically acclaimed film "A Beautiful Mind"
Re-teamed with Herb Gardner for the Broadway play "I'm Not Rappaport"
Cast on the CBS drama "NUMB3RS" as Alan Eppes, father of FBI agent Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) and Professor Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz)
Played a producer on the pilot episode of Aaron Sorkin¿s "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC)
Joined the fourth season of "Damages" (DirecTV) as a former mentor of Patty¿s (Glenn Close)
Teamed with Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy in the ensemble comedy "Tower Heist"