Involved in the shooting accident on the set of The Crow (1994) that resulted in the death of Brandon Lee. In character, and as scripted, he discharged a gun at Lee during a scene, unaware that the gun had been improperly prepared with a live round. Though he was in no way at fault, he was so devastated over the incident that he took a year long sabbatical from acting.
Grew up in France after family moved there in 1954. His father Jack wanted to pursue a career as a writer but in 1955 he got a job with UNESCO, which is headquartered in Paris, because he had "a family to feed" as he used to put it. He worked at Unesco as an educational planner until he retired. After which he shared his time between Paris and Corsica.
Is fluent in French.
Works and lives in Los Angeles, California. [August 2002]