American actor known for his regular role in Bay City Blues, his recurring role in Hill Street Blues as a rookie cop, and his supporting role as Wolfman in the popular film Top Gun.
When he was just 15 years old, he won a junior division state bull-riding championship, and after high school, he began training for the stage in San Francisco.
He was cast as Jasper Fant in Lonesome Dove and its sequel Return to Lonesome Dove. He also had roles in the films Mask and The Legend of Billie Jean.
He was born in Snyder, Texas.
He played the part of Randy in the Emmy award winning TV film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes.