Plays Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Comics films and in the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He also starred as Richard Campbell on the CBS series The New Adventures of Old Christine.
His first TV appearance came in the 1988 TV movie Lip Service. He appeared in an episode of Law & Order in 1991.
He wrote and directed the 2008 film Choke, based on a novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk.
He married actress Jennifer Grey in 2001. He and Jennifer have a daughter named Stella.