Troubled actor who took his own life in 1995. He is best remembered as Detective/Lieutenant Lonnie Jamison in the drama In the Heat of the Night, from 1988 to 1995.
He made his acting debut as James Flynn in Brass in 1985.
There is a law named after him which allows for family members to sue for reimbursement for treatment and rehab costs.
He was married to Angela Clayton when he decided to end his life.
He was adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor.