Actor best known for playing the protective father of the Cullen vampire clan in the Twilight saga. He also appeared in such popular movies as Hollow Man 2 and The Scorpion King.
He briefly appeared in the film Riding in Cars with Boys.
He played the role of Dr. Fitch Cooper in the TV series Nurse Jackie.
He had three children, Lola, Fiona and Luca, with his one-time wife, 90210 actress Jennie Garth, whom he was married to from 2001 to 2013. In 2015, he got engaged to Jaimie Alexander but the couple split in 2016.