ANNIE, 1982 -- He played President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the big-screen adaptation of the classic musical.
THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, 1985 -- Played an actor trapped on screen in the movie-within-a-movie, while Jeff Daniels broke free of the fourth wall.
THE LOST BOYS, 1987 -- As den father of Kiefer Sutherand's boy-vampire posse, he made a play for Corey Haim and Jason Patric's on-screen mom.
OVERBOARD, 1987 -- In the Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell rom-com, he played booze-guzzling yacht-owner Grant Stayton III.
RICHIE RICH, 1994 -- He appeared as the super-wealthy dad to Macaulay Culkin's titular richest kid in the world, based on the comic book characters.
GILMORE GIRLS, 2000-2007 -- As the patriarch of the fast-talking Gilmore clan, Richard Gilmore is one of his most memorable roles.
INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, 2003 -- He played Catherine Zeta Jones' philandering husband defended by George Clooney in divorce court.
THE GOOD WIFE, 2010-2013 -- He guest-starred on CBS' legal drama as a lawyer who at one point defended Will Gardner (Josh Charles), but later battled him in court.
THE PRACTICE, 1997-2001 -- He won an Emmy for his portrayal as Anderson Pearson, a law professor charged with murder, on David E. Kelley's hit legal drama.
THE GREAT GATSBY, 1974 -- Was literary freeloader Klipspringer in Francis Ford Coppola's film adaptation, starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic.
ELEANOR AND FRANKLIN, 1976 -- He played U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt twice, the first time opposite Jane Alexander in this TV movie.
History Channel, PBS -- His often lent his distinctive voice to documentaries and unscripted shows, including Ken Burns' "The Roosevelts" and "Nova" on PBS and History Channel programs.