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Performer whose career has spanned over 30 years. Particularly called upon to play various delinquents, wackos and psychos in his earlier years, he has matured into a fine screen character actor. His career began in the early 80s with a number of bit parts in movies such as Escape from New York (1981) with Kurt Russell and Stripes (1981) with Bill... See full bio »

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 2017 Out of the Wild
Henry McBride
 2016 The North Star
Master Anderson
 2015/II Forever
Neil
 2014 A Strong Collected Spirit
Marty Stock
 2014 A Long Way Off
Mr. Abraham
 2013 Singularity Principle
Jack Brenner
 2012 Apartment 1303 3D
Detective
 2012 Gabe the Cupid Dog
Roger
 2012 The Obama Effect
Steve Warren
 2011 Natural Selection
Abe
 2010/I Road to Nowhere
Bobby Billings
 2009 Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas
Sheriff Larabie
 2009 Gary's Walk
Gary
 2009 Follow the Prophet
Ted
 2008 The Lucky Ones
Tom Klinger
 2008 Natural Disasters
John
 2006 The Far Side of Jericho
Cash Thornton
 2006 The House Is Burning
Mr. Garson
 2005 Down in the Valley
Steve
 2004 Land of Plenty
Paul
 2004 I Pass for Human
Ex-husband
 2003 Just Another Story
Al
 2003 Bookies
Vincent
 2001 Falling Like This
Eddie Gallagher
 2001 Jurassic Park III
Cooper
 2001 Pearl Harbor
Senior Doctor
 2001 The Zeros
Burl
 2000 Lost Souls
Henry Birdson
 2000 Tully
Mal 'Mac' MacAvoy
 1999 Swap Meet
 1999 Anywhere But Here
Jimmy
 1998 Davis Is Dead
The Killer
 1998 The Hi-Lo Country
Les Birk
 1998 Monument Ave.
Digger
 1997 Most Wanted
Police Captain
 1997 Fire Down Below
Frank Elkins
 1997 Con Air
Public Defender (uncredited)
 1997 The End of Violence
Lowell Lewis
 1997 Managua
 1997 Casualties
Polito
 1996 Foxfire
Mr. Buttinger
 1996 A Time to Kill
Tim Nunley
 1996 Female Perversions
Jake Rock
 1996 The Grave
J.C. Cole
 1995 Nixon
Gordon Liddy
 1995 Three Wishes
Leland's Dad
 1995 Mind Ripper
Alex
 1994 Stargate
Lieutenant Kawalsky
 1994 The New Age
Lyle
 1994 The Client
Jack Nance
 1994 Almost Dead
Eddie Herbek
 1993 Gettysburg
Private Bucklin
 1993 The Paint Job
Father
 1993 Falling Down
Dad (Back Yard Party)
 1992 Mo' Money
Keith Heading
 1992 Mikey
Neil Trenton
 1991 Trumpet #7
Bud
 1991 Motorama
Phil
 1991 A Climate for Killing
Wayne Paris
 1991 Whore
Derelict
 1990 The Dark Side of the Moon
Philip Jennings
 1990 Madhouse
Fred
 1987 Walker
Stebbins
 1987 The Hanoi Hilton
Murphy
 1984 City Limits
Whitey
 1984 Angel
The Killer
 1983 D.C. Cab
Head Kidnapper
 1983 National Lampoon's Vacation
Assistant Mechanic
 1983 Hysterical
Taxi Driver
 1983 Joysticks
Arnie
 1981 Stripes
Cruiser
 1981 Escape from New York
Punk
 1980 Falling in Love Again
Beaver (1940's)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials for Buick (November 2002-), playing legendary auto designer Harley Earl.

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Attended St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. See more »

Nickname:

South Beach

Star Sign:

Taurus

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