2/7/1965 (54 years old) Chicago, Illinois, United States
This Chicago native was just a teen when he broke into showbiz as a movie extra. Boyishly appealing and extremely determined, he quickly graduated to speaking roles, beginning with the 1985 comedy Heavenly Kid. For the rest of the decade he was a B-movie lead in such films as Iron Eagles I and II and Rooftops, although he occasionally landed smaller roles in A-list projects like Born on the Fourth of July. In the 1990s he turned to the small screen, where his ruggedly handsome, working-class looks usually got him typecast as a cop or a criminal. After a critically acclaimed, one-season stint as a murder defendant on Murder One, he continued to grace the small screen with a starring role on the short-lived 2006 series Windfall, as well as guest appearances on such high-profile TV shows as Ally McBeal and Desperate Housewives.