Has played the same character (Dr. Emil Skoda) in four different series: Law & Order (1990), New York Undercover (1994), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).
Attended the Critics' Choice Awards ceremony, and was interviewed by Canadian news show "E Talk" (2002). [January 2008]
Breakthrough role was as Vern Schillinger in HBO's first hour-long drama, the critically-acclaimed prison series Oz (1997).
Is the voice of the yellow peanut M&M on the commercials since the late 1990s, replacing John Goodman after the original 1995 commercials. In 2000, a video game was produced, M&M's: The Lost Formulas (2000), in which he portrayed Yellow Peanut.
Graduated from the University of Montana. Received an Achievement Award for the university in April 2002. Studied to become a composer before getting to musicals and acting.