- Has been a member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company since 1979.
- Made his feature film debut in the 1987 Paul Schrader-directed drama Light of Day, starring Michael J. Fox and Joan Jett.
- Inducted into the Illinois State University College of Fine Arts Alumni Hall of Fame on October 15, 2010.
- Cofounded and teaches at Steppenwolf Classes West, in Los Angeles.