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Fast Facts

  • Within three weeks of moving to New York after college, landed a role on the soap Love of Life.
  • Made his big-screen debut in Wes Craven's Swamp Thing (1982).
  • Won an Obie Award for his performance in the 1983 Sam Shepard play The Tooth of Crime.
  • Frequently works with Victor Salva, appearing in the director's Powder (1995), Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) and Peaceful Warrior (2006), among others.
  • Has been a regular on several prime-time TV series, including Second Chances, Savannah and Reaper.


  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Kass McClaskey — Ex-wife
  • Julie Burr — Wife
  • Gannon McClaskey Wise — Son
  • Kyna McClaskey-Wise — Daughter


  • Attended Kent State University, Kent, OH

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  • Birth Place: Akron, OH
  • Profession: Actor

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