Actor who was best known for his roles on soap operas like Ryan's Hope, and the memoirs A Monk Swimming and Singing Him My Song.
He worked as a longshoreman, dishwasher and laborer.
He was the Green Party candidate for the Governorship of New York City in 2008.
His brother is Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Frank McCourt.
He lost to Eliot Spitzer in the 2008 race for Governor of New York City.