American television actor and writer known best for his role as Steven Carrington in the popular Dynasty soap opera. He also played the role of Noah Bennet in Heroes and Heroes Reborn.
He trained at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Theater Institute.
He received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his work in a play called Bouncers.
He married actress Beth Toussaint in 1996; they welcomed a daughter, Tess, in 1999.
Benjamin Franklin was his ancestor.