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- Moved to Chicago at 13 with his mother and siblings after his parents divorced.
- Wanted to join the Marines after high school, but was classified 4F due to hearing issues.
- Worked as a lifeguard, CTA bus driver, janitor and Chicago Park District athletic instructor prior to becoming an actor.
- Was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1989).
- Studied the Japanese martial art of aikido.
- Collects beer steins.
- Partial owner of a shooting range.
- Margot Rooker — Wife
- Alynne — Daughter
- Attended Wright Junior College, Chicago IL; DePaul University, Goodman Theater School of Drama, Chicago , IL (BFA, 1982)
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