He played roles in the classic comedies Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Beverly Hills Cop and also played a role in Once Upon a Time in America. His other films include 2006's Satanic and 2012's Django Unchained.
He went to New York University, worked as a cab driver and a gravedigger, and starred in the short film The Candy Store.
He won the Theatre World Award in 1983.
He married Bettina Russo and has two brothers named Daniel and Thomas.
He played a role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High with Sean Penn.