1. He is often known for villainous roles, and appeared in a variety of films, including The Onion Field .
2. He has been nominated twice for an Academy Award and has won one Golden Globe Award.
3. Additionally, he has won three Emmy Awards – for television movies Promise and My Name Is Bill W., and for the animated series Hercules.
4. His voice work has been heard in The Simpsons, Family Guy, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and in films such as Stuart Little 2 .
5. He is of part Irish descent and was raised Catholic, briefly serving as an altar boy.
6. Woods ultimately chose to pursue his undergraduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he majored in political science .
7. He was also an active member of the student theatre group “Dramashop” where he both acted in and directed a number of plays.
8. In order to pursue a career in acting, he dropped out of MIT in 1969 before his graduation.
9. A prominent Hollywood character actor, Woods has appeared in over 130 films and television series as of 2013, beginning with his first television appearance All the Way Home in 1971 and his film debut The Visitors in 1972.
10. He appeared in an episode of The Rockford Files, playing a son whose parents were murdered.