Born in in Anniston, Alabama, Connell moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, along with his family. After that, he moved to Lake Havasu, Arizona, where he served as the member of the high school drama club before his graduation. He also joined the drama program at the University of Arizona, where he worked as a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity before making his debut in Hollywood.
Connell made his acting debut in an American television series, Logan's Run, which was created by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson. After that, he appeared in American musical romantic comedy movie, Grease, which was directed by Randal Kleiser. This movie became a huge hit and made a collection of $395 million at the box office despite having been made at a low budget of $6 million.
Following this, Connell featured in American science-fiction action movie directed by James Cameron called The Terminator. The total budget for this movie was $6.4 million and made a collection of $78.3 million at the box office. Later, he appeared in another American science-fiction action movie directed by James Cameron, Terminator 2: Judgment Day along with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Robert Patrick.
Similarly, Connell has also appeared in numerous movies and television series including, A Fire in the Sky, Hog Wild, The Lords of Discipline, The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, Aliens, Strapped, In the Kingdom of the Blind, Mojave Moon, American Dragons, Dragon Squad, The Insatiable, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Tapped Out, and The Shadow Effect.
Connell is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He married her longtime girlfriend, Jennifer Blanc, after dating her for sometimes. The couple together appeared in a movie called The Victim, which was co-produced by his wife Jennifer. Previously, he was in a marital relationship with Carlene Olson, and Gina Marsh. He has a total of five children. From his current relationship, he has a son named Dashiell King Biehn. He lives a happily married life with his spouse along with his children and has no any rumor of divorce.
Connell is one of the popular actor and director who earns millions from his professional acting career. He has appeared in numerous movies and television series from which he must have collected a decent amount of salary. According to sources, his net worth is around $8 million.