American actor known as Chief Phillips from the 1979 war film Apocalypse Now. He is also notable for his recurring roles in Ally McBeal as Judge Seymore Walsh and in The Practice.
In 1971, he appeared off-Broadway in The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel after graduating that same same year from Columbia University School of the Arts.
He made guest appearances on high-profile TV series such as Miami Vice, Matlock, 24, and Grey's Anatomy.
He was born in Brighton, Alabama.
He played Dr. Nichols in the film National Treasure: Book of Secrets, which starred Nicolas Cage.