Canadian actor who is best known for his work in the television series, Nero Wolfe.
He was raised in New York City and studied acting at the University of Buffalo.
His last name comes from the Russian word Chayka, meaning seagull.
He was married to actress, Susannah Hoffman until his death in 2010 and they had one child.
He starred with Kevin Costner in the popular film, Dances with Wolves in 1990.