Founded the band the Niagras with his brother, Robert.
Began his film career in 1987 as the younger version of Jack Nicholson's character in Ironweed.
Played a tourist lured into the Russian underworld in 1992's Back in the U.S.S.R., the first U.S. film ever to be shot entirely in Moscow.
At the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, he won a Walto Salt Screenwriting Award for his film Joe the King, an autobiographical drama about growing up in a poor and troubled upstate New York household during the '70s.
1999, Sundance Film Festival — Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Winner
Heather Bucha — Wife
Buster Williams Whaley — Son
Robert W. Whaley — Father
Robert Whaley — Brother
Josephine Whaley — Mother
Tallulah Josephine Whaley — Daughter
State University of New York, Albany, New York, United States (BA in Theater, 1985)