He played the antagonist Nicholas Andre in the 1994 comedy film Dumb and Dumber, which starred Jim Carrey. In 2000, he did voice acting work for Titan A.E.
He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1981.
He worked with David Byrne of The B-52's on their album Mesopotamia.
He was married to Beth Crellin from 1970 to 2004. The couple had one child together.
He played a father in Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler.