- Made his movie debut in the 1984 comedy Preppies.
- Has appeared in a number of stage plays and was nominated for a Best Solo Performance Award by LA Weekly for his 1995 one-man show, The Participant.
- Wrote the screenplays for two movies released in 1996: the crime drama The Last Days of Frankie the Fly and the thriller Executive Target (also acted in both films).
- Though known mostly for dramatic roles, he has appeared in such sitcoms as Kate & Allie, Murphy Brown, Ellen and Seinfeld.
- Worked with television-show creator David Milch on Deadwood, John From Cincinnati and NYPD Blue.