Famous for playing Parker Williams on the hit NBC and CBS series In the Heat of the Night, he is also known for his roles as Pete Sylvester and Marchek in the respective 1980s movies Silver Bullet and Legal Eagles.
After studying acting at Chipola Junior College, he made his cinematic debut in the 1974 feature Stone.
A stage performer as well as a screen actor, he starred in professional productions of The Odd Couple and Pippin.
The son of Lloyd Hart, Jr. and Jeanette Lassiter Anderson, he spent his youth in Marianna and Panama City, Florida. His marriage to television producer Anne Tabor produced three children, including comedienne
He and Alan Autry both rose to fame for their roles in In the Heat of the Night.