He earned a scholarship to the University of Massachusetts for gymnastics. He earned a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar in the 1970s.
He became a sex symbol as a result of his role in American Gigolo in the 1980s.
He married model Cindy Crawford in 1991, but the couple separated in 1995. He then married Carey Lowell in 2002. He and Carey separated in 2013, then he briefly dated Padma Lakshmi in 2014. He has a son named Homer.
He was in Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts.