- Planned to attend law school before deciding to pursue an acting career.
- Performed with the famed Second City improv-comedy troupes in Chicago and Los Angeles in the 1980s.
- Appeared in longtime friend George Clooney's 2002 directorial debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Clooney also served as best man at his wedding.
- Has voiced numerous animals and creatures in animated features including Tom and Jerry: The Movie, A Bug's Life and Garfield: The Movie.
- 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2010, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
- 2013, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
- Samuel Kind — Father
- Dana Stanley — Wife
- Alice Kind — Mother
- Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States (BS, 1978)