Established actor well-known for his narration of several programs on The History Channel and his performance as Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls. He also starred in Eleanor and Franklin and narrated for NOVA.
He began his acting career in Broadway and segued into screen acting.
His son worked as a restaurant chef in Beverly Hills.
He was married to Leigh Curran from 1978 to 1986 and Star Hayner from 1993 to his death in 2014. He had a total of three children named Rory, Ryan and Emma.
He portrayed Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1976 movie Eleanor and Franklin.