- Has a law degree but never took a bar exam.
- Was a contestant on To Tell the Truth in 1972 (didn't tell the truth when claiming to be a swamp-buggy racer).
- First starring role was as a murderous and racist prison escapee in Fight for Your Life, a 1977 exploitation film that was banned in Britain.
- Breakout movie and TV roles both came in 1982: toymaker J.F. Sebastian in Blade Runner; and Larry, the backwoodsman with two mute brothers named Darryl, on Newhart.
- Was one of Cracked magazine's 15 Funniest People of 2006.
- Earned SAG Best Ensemble nominations for Deadwood (2007) and True Blood (2010); won a 2009 Satellite Ensemble award for True Blood.
- 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- Edward Sanderson — Son
- Sharon Wix — Wife
- Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee, United States (BA in Business, 1968; JD, 1971); attended Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, United States
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