- Worked as an undertaker's apprentice before going into acting.
- Studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco in the early 1970s.
- Made his big-screen debut in the Steve Martin musical flop Pennies from Heaven (1981).
- Has said his favorite role was Swamp Thing in the 1997 action-fest Con Air.
- Married his wife, artist Kim Novicky, at the 2002 Jazz Fest in New Orleans.
- Has been a regular on several TV series, including cult favorite Lost and the short-lived Against the Law and Happy Town.
- Kim Novicky — Wife
- Attended University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
- Birth Name: Mike Connor Gainey
- Birth Place: Jackson, MS
- Profession: Actor
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