Played the role of basketball coach Ken Reeves on TV's The White Shadow and starred as Thomas Jefferson in the musical film 1776.
He gained the nickname 'White Shadow' as the star of his high school basketball team.
He was elected President of the Screen Actor's Guild in 2009 and again in 2011.
He married his third wife Linda Fetters in 1992.
He appeared in the 2011 Clint Eastwood film J. Edgar.