He played Otho Fenlock in Beetlejuice and provided the voice of the Mayor of Halloween Town in The Nightmare Before Christmas. In 1989, he played Father Ripper in Heathers.
He played Gertrude Stein soon after being discovered.
He did voice work for the animated series Jackie Chan Adventures and Justice League Unlimited, and the video game Kingdom Hearts II.
His mother divorced and remarried when he was a toddler.
He teamed up with Tim Burton on Beetlejuice, in The Nightmare Before Christmas, and in the 2001 remake of The Planet of the Apes.