Prolific TV and film actor who became known for his roles in Footloose and Apollo 13, and who won a Golden Globe Award for his role in The River Wild.
He moved to New York at age seventeen to pursue a career in theater.
His long list of credits in various genres inspired the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game.
He got married to co-star Kyra Sedgwick in September 1988.
He starred as psychopath named Wade in The River Wild, which cast Meryl Streep as David Strathairn's wife.
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