He played football for Michigan State University and participated in rodeos.
He played the role of Big Ed Deline in the Las Vegas TV series.
He was married to Linda Stokes from 1995 to 2009. His son, Scott Caan, was born out of his second marriage and also became an actor. Along with Scott, he has sons named James, Jacob, and Alexander and a daughter named Tara.
He played the on-screen brother of Al Pacino in the classic film The Godfather.