Caught the acting bug after he saw a college stage production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Did an extra year in undergrad school to avoid serving in the Vietnam War.
Made his Broadway debut in Bent; his portrayal of Greta, a cross-dressing nightclub owner, earned him a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play.
Won an Obie Award in 1982 for his performance in the off-Broadway play No End to Blame.
Received a Best Actor Drama-Logue Award in 1986 for his theatrical work in The Real Thing.
Met his wife on the Family Ties' set, where she worked as one of the casting directors.
Took his wife to her father's grave site when he proposed to her.
Shares the same birth date and year with his Family Ties costar, Meredith Baxter, who played his wife.
Mary Gross — Sister
Elza Bergeron — Wife
Katharine — Stepdaughter
William Gross — Father
Virginia Gross — Mother
Theodore — Stepson
University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, Illinois, United States (BA in Speech and Theatre, 1970); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (MFA in Acting, 1973)