- 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.
- 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
- 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
- 2000, Oscar — Best Short Film, Live Action: Nominee
- Bette Midler — Ex-significant Other
- Milton Riegert — Father
- Lucille Riegert — Mother
- University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States (1966)
- Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, United States
- Birthday: April 11, 1947, Aries
- Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Director
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