While perhaps best known for his role of Benjamin Sisko on the television show, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, he is also known for his work as Hawk on Spenser: For Hire and its spin-off, A Man Called Hawk.
He earned a Masters degree from Rutgers University in fine arts in 1976.
He was in IBM commercials in 2001.
He married Vicki Bowen in 1976. Together they had three children.
He appeared in the film, American History X alongside Edward Norton.