He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in the The Fugitive. His other major roles include Agent K in Men in Black and Colonel Chester Phillips in Captain America: The First Avenger.
While attending Harvard, he was roommates with Al Gore and Bob Somerby.
His mother, Lucille Marie Scott, was a police officer, teacher, and beauty shop owner. His father worked in an oil field. He married Dawn Laurel on March 19, 2001. He has a daughter named Victoria and a son named Austin.