- Studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and the Stella Adler Acting Conservancy in New York City.
- First professional acting job was in the touring company of Nightclub Cantata.
- Loves auto racing and has raced in the Long Beach Grand Prix.
- Best known for playing Tappy Tibbons in Requiem for a Dream, Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore and Darryl in Thelma & Louise.
- Jackson Riley McDonald — Son
- Rose McDonald — Daughter
- Hannah Elizabeth McDonlad — Daughter
- Lupe Gidley — Wife
- Ava Catherine McDonald — Daughter
- James McDonald — Father
- Patricia McDonald — Mother
- Daniel McDonald — Brother
- Hobart College, Geneva, NY (1977)