Actor best known for playing the protective father of the Cullen vampire clan in the Twilight saga. He also appeared in such popular movies as Hollow Man 2 and The Scorpion King.
He played the role of Dr. Fitch Cooper in the TV series Nurse Jackie.
He was in Can't Hardly Wait, a film that starred Jennifer Love Hewitt.
He briefly appeared in the film Riding in Cars with Boys.
He had three children with his one-time wife, 90210 actress Jennie Garth, whom he was married to from 2001 to 2013.