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(On landing his role in Matewan) That was my first feature film, but it came in kind of an interesting way. My wife [Marianne] was also an actor. When we were living in New York, she answered a backstage ad for an NYU student's film, and that turned out to be Nancy Savoca. So Marianne did Nancy's half-hour junior black-and-white piece. Then she and Nancy and Rich, Nancy's husband-we all four ...
Son, Jesse Cooper (with Leone), born 1987, died January 2005 from causes related to cerebral palsy.
Usually plays characters that are associated with the government (including the military), politics, or agencies. See: The Bourne Identity
(2002), Silver City
(2005), Me, Myself & Irene
(2005), The Patriot
(2000), American Beauty