Father of actress Evan Rachel Wood and a venerable stage actor whose Dramatic Reading of a Breakup Letter found huge success on YouTube.
He grew up in Enfield, North Carolina, and attended The North Carolina School of the Arts.
He produced and headlined a musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which he began performing annually in North Caroline in 1974.
He married his second wife in 1996. He had four children.
He appeared in the 1999 movie My Teacher's Wife, which starred Jason London.