Birthdate: Feb. 18, 1954
Birthplace: Englewood, N.J.
-- quit school at 16 to pursue theater career
-- began acting career in summer stock in New Jersey
-- debuted on Broadway in a production of Grease
-- 1975-79: played regular role of Vinnie Barbarino on the ABC sitcom, Welcome
-- 1994: revitalized feature acting career with an acclaimed portrayal of a
hitman in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction