Developed an interest in acting during high school and started performing in community-theater productions.
Was a regular on the short-lived western series The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. from 1993 to '94.
Worked as a character actor in film and TV for 20 years before he became well-known for his award-winning role on the ABC series Boston Legal. He joined the show in a recurring role, but his performance earned him a permanent place in the cast in 2007.
Has had small roles in such films as Hannah and Her Sisters, Legal Eagles, Broadcast News, Apollo 13 and United 93.
2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
2006, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
2007, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
2009, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
Ernest Clemenson — Father
Ruth Clemenson — Mother
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States; Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (1984)