Los Angeles City College
Made franchise return in "Star Wars: Episode VII," confirmed by George Lucas
Made directorial debut with "Comic Book: The Movie"; also starred
Portrayed the villain in "Hamilton," based on two Jan Guillou novels about Swedish super-agent Carl Hamilton (Peter Stormare)
Co-produced and acted in "Watchers Reborn"
Played Richard Greico's time-traveling friend in Showtime movie "When Time Expires"
Co-wrote limited series comic book The Black Pearl
Reteamed with Carpenter for feature remake of "Village of the Damned"
Starred in CD-ROM "Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger"; had previously acted in the interactive game "Gabriel Knight"
Acted in "Eye" segment of "John Carpenter Presents Body Bags" (Showtime)
Reprised voicing the Joker for animated feature "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm"
Provided voice of the Admiral for "Commander Toad in Space,, an episode of "ABC Weekend Specials" combining live action and puppetry
Voiced the Joker for Fox animated series "The Adventures of Batman and Robin"
Played nasty villain The Trickster on two episodes of CBS series "The Flash"
Returned to big screen after six-year absence, playing a vicious bounty hunter in "Slipstream," a futuristic thriller released theatrically internationally but direct-to-video in the U.S.
Had title role in Broadway production of "The Nerd"
Starred in off-Broadway revival of "Room Service," directed by Alan Arkin
Stage musical debut, singing and dancing in short-lived Broadway production "Harrigan 'n' Hart"
Returned to Broadway playing Mozart in "Amadeus"
Again played Luke for second sequel "The Return of the Jedi," directed by Richard Marquand
Made Broadway debut as John Merrick in "The Elephant Man"
Reprised role of Luke Skywalker role for sequel "The Empire Strikes Back," directed by Irvin Kershner
Played David Bradford on pilot episode of "Eight Is Enough" (ABC); succeeded in role by Grant Goodeve
Made voiceover debut in animated feature "Wizards"
Car accident disfigured face which, despite reconstructive surgery, remained altered
Breakthrough screen role in debut feature, played hero Luke Skywalker in George Lucas' classic "Star Wars"
Played recurring role on early seasons of "One Day at a Time" (CBS)
Made TV movie debut in NBC "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production "Eric"
Portrayed Ken Newkirk in Richard Donner's "Sarah T. – Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic" (NBC), starring Linda Blair
Made primetime series debut as teenager Doobie Wheeler on short-lived ABC sitcom "The Texas Wheelers"
Played recurring character of Nurse Jessie Brewer's teenaged nephew on ABC daytime drama "General Hospital"
TV acting debut, "The Bill Cosby Show" (NBC)
Spotted by an agent while appearing in the play "Anthems"
Grew up in California, Virginia, New York, and Japan
On acting in front of a green screen: "I came the week of pre-production before we actually started shooting ['Wing Commander III'] to look at all the toys. I walked on the set, and there was that big green screen, and I immediately flashed back to Jabba's palace [in 'Return of the Jedi'] and George [Lucas] saying 'In about 10 years, these kinds of movies will be prohibitively expensive. What we wanted to do [was] build Jabba's palace puppet sized, put it next door and have you guys all on blue screen to put you in the palace later. It'll save millions.'"