Actor and director who was nominated for an Emmy Award for his guest role on Malcolm in the Middle. His role in Jagged Edge earned him a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He studied journalism at the University of Missouri.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of foolish detective Sam Ronson in Jagged Edge.
He was previously married to Marjorie Sloan, and after their divorce, he married Audrey O'Brien. He had three children and a stepdaughter.
He was in the film Revenge of the Pink Panther with Peter Sellers.