Very impressed by how versatile this actor is. He can play such a wide variety of roles and be believable in all of them - comedy, drama, action. Just watched BREAKDOWN again where he's completely convincing as a normal guy forced into an abnormal situation. He played similar regular guys thrust into action in solid movies like THE MEAN SEASON and UNLAWFUL ENTRY, but could also be convincing in hard-ass roles like TOMBSTONE, SOLDIER, and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK as Snake Plissken, arguably the toughest character to ever grace the screen. He even played Elvis!
Would be very interested in reading an autobiography or in-depth interview going back to his child acting days (especially considering he worked a whole TV season with Bronson on THE TRAVELS OF JAMIE McPHEETERS). He worked with many great older actors as a kid guesting on all the TV shows. He was the last person signed to a contract by Walt Disney and played minor league baseball also in the early 1970's.