Attended the Piven Theatre Workshop as a child and befriended the founders' son, actor Jeremy Piven. The two went on to appear in numerous films together, including 1989's Say Anything, 2001's Serendipity and 2003's Runaway Jury.
Voiced radio commercials for McDonald's and Heinz at age 12.
At age 16, he made his feature-film debut in the teen comedy Class (1983).
Cowrote, coproduced and costarred in 1997's Grosse Pointe Blank, the first film released by New Crime Productions, a company he cofounded in 1992.
Has a sixth-degree black belt in Ukidokan kickboxing.
Board member of the Schoolhouse Foundation, a nonprofit group in New York City.
2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
2015, Canadian Screen Awards — Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner