Known for his roles as Lt. Starbuck on the original Battlestar Galactica series and Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck on the The A-Team.
Prior to his acting career, he was a big enough fan of eggs benedict to change his stage name to Dirk Benedict.
In 2000, he wrote and directed his first screenplay, Cahoots.
He married Toni Hudson in 1986 and the couple divorced in 1995.
He starred alongside George Peppard on The A-Team.