Best known for his role on the acclaimed HBO series Boardwalk Empire as former Sheriff Eli Thompson. He has also played Reverend Theriot on HBO's True Detective. In 2018, he'd appear in Homecoming starring Julia Roberts.
He made his debut on television in an episode of Ghost Stories.
He was born in Tallahassee, Florida and has lived in Texas and New York. He married a woman named Christine.
He has shared the screen with Michael Shannon on multiple occasions including on television in Boardwalk Empire and in the films Take Shelter and Tigerland.