- Lettered in baseball, basketball and football in high school.
- First stage role was in college, playing the lead role in King Lear.
- Served four years in the Air Force after college, including a stint in Vietnam in 1967-68.
- Was a radio disc jockey in Texas.
- Made his film debut in 1976's Keep My Grave Open.
- Appeared in legendary sports movies Hoosiers (1986), Major League (1989) and Rudy (1993).
- Character name in both Basic Instinct and The Sopranos was Capt. Talcott.