Best known for playing Newman on the popular NBC sitcom Seinfeld, he also played Haskell Lutz on The Exes. His film credits include Jurassic Park and Space Jam.
He dropped out of the University of Georgia shortly before graduating to pursue an acting career full time.
He voiced the character Al the Toy Collector in the 1999 Disney Pixar film Toy Story 2.
He married Paula Sutor in 1996 and the couple had one child before divorcing in 2003.
He played Jerry Seinfeld's on-screen nemesis on the long-running comedy series Seinfeld.