Accomplished actor's film debut was in Sophie's Choice.
He assisted in the creation of the City Center Acting Company with fellow actors, Patti LuPone and David Ogden Stiers.
He was awarded a scholarship to attend the Julliard School in 1970.
He had an on-and-off longterm relationship with Juilliard classmate, Patti LuPone throughout the 1970s.
He won an Academy Award for his supporting role in the hit A Fish Called Wanda, which starred Jamie Lee Curtis.