Developed an interest in acting during high school and started performing in community-theater productions.
Was a regular on the short-lived western series The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. from 1993 to '94.
Worked as a character actor in film and TV for 20 years before he became well-known for his award-winning role on the ABC series Boston Legal. He joined the show in a recurring role, but his performance earned him a permanent place in the cast in 2007.
Has had small roles in such films as Hannah and Her Sisters, Legal Eagles, Broadcast News, Apollo 13 and United 93.
2006, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
2007, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
2009, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
Ernest Clemenson — Father
Ruth Clemenson — Mother
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States; Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (1984)