His contortionist abilities have landed him roles as gruesome characters such as the faun and the pale man in the dark fantasy Pan's Labyrinth. He also played roles in Hellboy and Falling Sky.
He attended Ball State University, where he performed as a mime.
He played the lovable zombie Billy Butcherson in the Disney film Hocus Pocus.
He was raised in Indianapolis. He married Laurie Jones in 1984.
He was on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar.