American character actor who can be seen in such works as Taxi, Hitch, She's Out of My League, and The Dictator. He is also a poet and playwright.
He began his professional career in 1979 and had early screen roles in Return of the Secaucaus 7 and The Bonfire of the Vanities.
Other notable films he has appeared in include the 1998 poker film Rounders and the 2004 political thriller The Manchurian Candidate.
He was born in Albany, New York and attended the University of Iowa.
He played a role in the Sandra Bullock starring sequel Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous.