The handsome and talented actor made on-screen debut in Crime and Punishment U.S.A in 1959. His performance in the movie, earned him the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year and even got nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor but went on to win the award couple of years later from the movie The Light in the Piazza. The talented actor had to wait quite a while to feature in leading role in blockbuster movie Love at First Bite in 1979 and got nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In 2003, he hosted the reality Television show The Family on ABC for just a season. He was the executive producer of the My One and Only in 2009 which basically based on his childhood stories and his relationship with his mother. In 2015, he appeared in a TV program Celebrity Wife Swap along with his ex-wife Alana Hamilton.
The actor was in relationship with Lnyda Bird Johnson, daughter of US President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966 but separated soon. He then married to actress Alana Stewart in 1972 but soon got divorced with his wife right after the birth of their son Ashley Hamilton in 1975. He also has another son Thomas Hamilton born on 1999 whose mother is believed to be his ex-girlfriend Kimberly Blackford. The net worth of the actor is just above 20 million Dollars.