His father was an aeronautics engineer who helped develop the U-2 plan.
Began taking drama courses at 12 at a children's theatre program at Cal State, Northridge.
Was accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, but was unable to go to England because of the Vietnam draft; he instead attended Oakland University, which had a branch campus of RADA there.
Auditioned for the part of Han Solo in Star Wars; Mark Hamill was sleeping on his couch at the time, prompting Hamill to audition for the film.
Published his memoir, Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams, in 2009.
Hosted all three Horror Hall of Fame shows (1989-91).
Elizabeth Gardner — Ex-wife
Janis Englund — Mother
Nancy Booth — Wife
John Kent Englund — Father
Roxanne Rogers — Ex-wife
Attended California State University, Northridge, California, United States; attended University of California, United States; Oakland University, Academy of Dramatic Art, Rochester, Michigan, United States