Gave up a job as a PBS production assistant to study at the American Conservatory Theater.
Made his Broadway debut in a 1984 revival of the Clifford Odets play Awake and Sing!
Was named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 1987.
Costarred with his real-life wife, Lisa Rinna, on Veronica Mars; they played husband-and-wife actors Aaron and Lynn Echolls.
Also appeared in a reality show, Harry Loves Lisa, with his wife.
Published the book Full Frontal Nudity: The Making of an Accidental Actor in 2010.
1979, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Nominee
1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
2013, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
Berniece Hamlin — Mother
Nicollette Sheridan — Ex-wife
Dimitri Alexandre Hamlin — Son
Laura Johnson — Ex-wife
Ursula Andress — Ex-significant Other
Delilah Belle Hamlin — Daughter
Lisa Rinna — Wife
Chauncey Hamlin — Father
Amelia Gray Hamlin — Daughter
Attended University of California, Berkeley, California, United States; Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (1974); American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, California, United States (MFA, 1976)