Fast Facts

  • Worked as a teacher and a social worker before pursuing an acting career.
  • Made his Broadway debut in a production of Dance With Me in 1975.
  • Starred in a 1997 Broadway performance of The Old Neighborhood by David Mamet.
  • Powered the shoot for his 2000 short film By Courier using a generator, as the shooting location of Rhinebeck, New York, had lost electricity due to a recent tornado.
  • Narrated the audio version of The Voyage of the Narwhal by Andrea Barrett.


  • 2000, Oscar — Best Short Film, Live Action: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee


  • Lucille Riegert — Mother
  • Milton Riegert — Father
  • Bette Midler — Ex-significant Other


  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States (1966)


  • Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Director

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