He portrayed Dr. Frederick Chilton in the thriller The Silence of the Lambs, starring Anthony Hopkins. He received widespread recognition for his audiobook recordings of Jurassic Park, Philip K. Dick novels, Star Wars books, and Where the Red Fern Grows.
He appeared on an episode of Miami Vice.
He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role in Anything Goes.
He married Robin Herskowitz, with whom he had a daughter named Zoe.
He played the role of Judge Harvey Cooper on Boston Legal alongside James Spader.