This Irish actor got the opportunity to play the role in his debut movie – Reckless in the year 1984. Throughout his acting career, he has played the starring roles in the plethora of feature movies. The most prominent movies are desperately seeking susan, stakeout, benny & Joon, Freankenstein, Michael Collins, Song for a Raggy Boy, The Mission, Avalon, Legends of the Fall, Blink, Practical Magic, and Unknown. However, his brilliant performances in the movies Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee and An Early Frost were recognized and nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for two times. Currently, he is playing the role of Captain Thomas Gregson in the television series named as Elementary which was cast on CBS. In the year 1995, he got the chance to play the role in the short movie titled as Lumiere and Company.
Additionally, he worked as the executive producer and also played the role of Kieran O’Day in the movie – This is My Father which was in turn filmed in the year 1998. His other prominent movies include Return to the sender, proud, Nine Lives, Dark Matter, Wild Child, A Shine of Rainbows, The Eclipse, Handsome Harry, and much more. Recently, in the year 2017, he has also lent his voice for the role Theodore Parker in the movie The Gettysburg Address. In 1988, he earned the Theater World Award for his work in the Streetcar named Desire.