Prolific TV and film actor who became known for his roles in Footloose and Apollo 13, and who won a Golden Globe Award for his role in The River Wild. His other films include Hollow Man, Mystic River, Friday the 13th, and Tremors.
He moved to New York at age seventeen to pursue a career in theater. He was soon cast for a role in a production by the Circle in the Square Theater School.
His long list of credits in various genres inspired the trivia game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
He starred as psychopath named Wade in The River Wild, which cast Meryl Streep as David Strathairn's wife.