Veteran actor best recognized as Captain Donald Cragen on the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
He dropped out of Eastern Michigan University and earned his first acting role in 1982.
He had memorable film roles in The Flintstones (1994) and Angel Heart (1987).
He married Karen Florek in 1983 and has a brother named Dave.
He played Mariska Hargitay's on-screen superior for more than a decade.