- 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
- Gannon McClaskey Wise — Son
- Julie Burr — Wife
- Kyna McClaskey-Wise — Daughter
- Attended Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, United States
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