Married Ellen Sandler (an actress and playwright; marriage ended); married Kristin Griffith (an actress); children: one son. Education: Graduated from Syracuse University; studied acting with Uta Hagen.
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Actor, director, and playwright. Open Theatre, New York City, member of company, 1966-70; New Dramatists, Inc., past member. Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, choreographer at Circle in the Square, 1971; Asolo State Theatre, Sarasota, FL, actor, 1976-77; Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, director, 1977-78 and 1980-81; Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, director, 1979-80; member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and Actors' Studio, both New York City. Also worked as professional magician and encyclopedia salesman.
Burns Mantle Theatre Yearbook Award, best actor of the year, 1970, for The Serpent.
Peter Mitchell, The Fisherman, and Goodfellow Pincher, The Fourth Pig (double-bill), Maidman Playhouse, New York City, 1965.
Sailor, Hotel Passionato, East 74th Street Theatre, New York City, 1965.
Nicholas Tyler, The Experiment, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1967.
Forensic, Forensic and the Navigators, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1970.
The sheep, The Serpent: A Ceremony, Open Theatre, Washington Square Methodist Church, New York City, 1970.
Clov, Endgame, Open Theatre, Washington Square Methodist Church, 1970.
Terminal, Open Theatre, Washington Square Methodist Church, 1970.
Jury member, Twelve Angry Men, Queens Playhouse, New York, 1972.
Katar, And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers, Mercer-O'Casey Theatre, New York City, 1972.
Pylades and family member, The Orphan, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1973.
Charlie Hughes, Hughie, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1975.
Fourth actor, cashier, newspaper vendor, conductor, gypsy, Francisco, and Polonius II, Poor Murderer, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1976.
Candida, Massachusetts Center Repertory Company Theatre, Boston, MA, 1977.
Soren, Bernard, and Alf, Big and Little, Phoenix Theatre Company, Marymount Manhattan Theatre, New York City, 1979.
Mr. Webb, Our Town, Lincoln Center Theatre Company, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1988.
Richard Noakes, Arcadia, Lincoln Center Theatre Company, 1995.
John Frick, The Last Yankee (in double-bill with I Can't Remember Anything), Signature Theatre, New York City, 1998.
Dr. McSharry, The Cripple of Inishmaan, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New York City, 1998.
The Water Engine and Mr. Happiness, Atlantic Theatre Company, New York City, 1999.
George, Sexual Perversity in Chicago and The Duck Variations (double-bill), Atlantic Theatre Company, 2000.
"Madmen," Marathon 2000, Series A, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 2000.
Joe Stengel, Dinner at Eight, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 2002.
Saunders, Lend Me a Tenor, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 2005.
Boris Semyonov-Pishchik, The Cherry Orchard, Atlantic Theatre Company, 2005.
Mr. Kidd, Celebration & The Room, Atlantic Theatre Company, 2005.
Also appeared in The Dadshuttle, Down the Shore, and Stanley, all Broadway productions; Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Carousel, and Six Degrees of Separation, all Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City; Hunger and Thirst, The Merchant of Venice, and The Skin of Our Teeth, all Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA; The Chalk Garden; No Time for Comedy; as Dr. MacFarlane, Hobson's Choice, Atlantic Theatre, New York City; Signor Sirelli, Right You Are, National Actors Theatre, The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, New York City; Daly, old lady, Palmer, pantaloon, and stage crew, Mr. Fox: A Rumination, Peter Norton Space, New York City; George Booth, The Voysey Inheritance, Atlantic Theatre, New York City.
Appeared as Charlie Hughes, Hughie, U.S. cities.
Time Trial, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1975.
The Elusive Angel, New Dramatists, New York City, 1975.
The Slab Boys, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1980.
The New Yorkers, Morse Center Trinity Theatre, New York City, 1984.
"The Frog Prince," Marathon '85, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1985.
Mandragola, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, DC, 1986.
"Goodbye Oscar," Marathon '99, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 1999.
Also directed No Time Flat.
Stage Work; Other:
Stage manager, Doubletalk, Theatre De Lys, New York City, 1964.
Magic consultant, Feathertop, Workshop of the Performing Arts Theatre, New York City, 1984.
Earl Roberts, Greetings, Sigma III, 1968.
Putney's chauffeur, Putney Swope, Cinema V, 1969.
Pharmacist, Hi, Mom! (also known as Blue Manhattan, Confessions of a Peeping Tom, and Son of Greetings), Sigma III, 1970.
Jake Guzik, Capone, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.
Deadly Hero, 1976.
Doctor, Breaking Away, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979.
Newspaper clerk, The Amityville Horror, American International Pictures, 1979.
Martin, A Little Romance (also known as I love you, je t'aime), Orion, 1979.
Lee McHugh, Hide in Plain Sight, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1980.
Frank, The Children (also known as The Children of Ravensback), 1980.
Bennings, The Thing (also known as John Carpenter's "The Thing"), Universal, 1982.
Der Zauberberg (also known as Le montagne magique and The Magic Mountain), 1982.
Ian, Desperately Seeking Susan, Orion, 1985.
Dr. Dominick Princi, Manhunter (also known as Red Dragon: The Pursuit of Hannibal Lecter and Red Dragon: The Curse of Hannibal Lecter), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.
Waiter, Bright Lights, Big City, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988.
Dr. Wilson, The Appointments of Dennis Jennings, 1988.
Dr. Peter Ames, Lost Angels (also known as The Road Home), Orion/Vestron, 1989.
Luther Aslinger, Tune In Tomorrow … (also known as Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter), 1990.
Colonel Finck, JFK (also known as JFK—Affaire non classee), 1991.
Federal watchman, The Public Eye, 1992.
Dr. Playhand, Robot in the Family, 1994.
Dad, Jeffrey, 1995.
Mr. Randall, Extreme Measures, Warner Bros., 1996.
Biff Quigley, Thinner (also known as Stephen King's "Thinner"), Paramount, 1996.
Dr. Griggs, The Crucible, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.
Senior, The Dadshuttle, 1996.
Researcher, Private Parts (also known as Howard Stern's "Private Parts"), Paramount, 1997.
Jacob Webber, Washington Square, Buena Vista, 1997.
Desk clerk, The Object of My Affection, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.
Detective Timothy Dowd, Summer of Sam, Buena Vista, 1999.
Maurice, Curtain Call, Curtain Call LP, 1999.
Dr. Jacobs, Boiler Room, New Line Cinema, 2000.
Dr. Pill, Requiem for a Dream (also known as Delusion Over Addiction), 2000.
Duncan Flynn, K-PAX (also known as K-PAX—Alles is moglich), MCA/Universal, 2001.
Cliff Mendelson, Standard Time (also known as Anything But Love), Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2002.
Television Appearances; Series:
Red, Rescue Me, FX Channel, 2005.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" (also known as East of Eden), ABC, 1981.
Mr. Perkins, Queen (also known as Alex Haley's "Queen"), CBS, 1993.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Band leader Artie Podell, Columbo: Troubled Waters, NBC, 1975.
Veterinarian, My Old Man, CBS, 1979.
Eli Clay, Sanctuary of Fear, 1979.
Darryl F. Zanuck, Moviola: This Year's Blonde (also known as This Year's Blonde and The Secret Love of Marilyn Monroe), NBC, 1980.
Henry, the druggist, Revenge of the Stepford Wives, NBC, 1980.
Charles Davidson, Money, Power, Murder, CBS, 1989.
Ray Kaplan, Citizen Cohn, HBO, 1992.
Mitch James, Thicker than Blood, TNT, 1998.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Mr. Hardy, Julie's boss, The Four of Us, ABC, 1977.
Eli Clay, Sanctuary of Fear (also known as Father Brown, Detective, Girl in the Park, and Sanctuary of Death), NBC, 1979.
Mustaf, Callahan, ABC, 1982.
The Fixer, The Saint (broadcast as an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse), CBS, 1987.
Plaintiff's lawyer, Queens Supreme, CBS, 2003.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Dr. Wilson, The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (also known as Steven Wright in The Appointments of Dennis Jennings), HBO, 1989.
Mr. Webb, Our Town, WNET (New York City), 1989.
Second Sidney, Vaclav Havel's "Largo Desolato," PBS, 1990.
Arthur Rowe, Love Off Limits, CBS, 1993.
Voice, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War, PBS, 1999.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Alex Conrad, "Ghosts," Lou Grant, 1982.
Dr. Burgess, "Bypass," St. Elsewhere, 1982.
Red Donnelly, "Home Is the Hero," Spenser: For Hire, 1986.
Narrator, Voices and Visions, PBS, 1988.
Lab technician, "Animal Instinct," Law and Order, NBC, 1993.
Mr. Gianetti, "On the Air," Remember WENN, AMC, 1996.
McClancy, Dellaventura, CBS, 1997.
Mr. Stansley, "Your Life Is Now," Ed, NBC, 2000.
"Enemy Within," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2001.
"The Collar," Law & Order, NBC, 2002.
Voice, "Electric Nation," Great Projects: The Building of America, PBS, 2002.
Voice, "Bridging New York," Great Projects: The Building of America, PBS, 2002.
Voice, "A Tale of Two Rivers," Great Projects: The Building of America, PBS, 2002.
Geoffrey Downs, "Charisma," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2004.
"The Healer," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2006.
Also appeared in N.Y.P.D., ABC.
Amazing Grace, New Dramatists, New York City, 1977.
Bicycle Boys, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1978.
(Adapter) Mandragola, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, DC, 1986.
"Accident," Marathon 2000, Series B, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 2000.
Also wrote American Garage; Bad Blood; In the Devil's Bathtub (published in Kenyon Review); Lost and Found; Pastorale.