- Previously lived and worked in New Orleans designing and painting Mardi Gras floats, working as a river boat deckhand and singing and playing drums in the rock band FUSION.
- Managed a video store in the early 1980s.
- First major voice acting role was on Dumbo's Circus from 1985 to 1986, playing Lionel the Lion.
- Filled in for Scar voice actor Jeremy Irons during the song "Be Prepared" in 1994's The Lion King after Irons suffered voice problems.
- Is the first voice performer of Disney animation to reprise his role for a live-action film, reprising the roles of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger for the 2018 film Christopher Robin.