Before acting, his jobs ranged from diamond drilling to working as a sailboat crew member in Greece to singing and playing guitar in a rock band. He also aspired to be a professional skier until suffering a knee injury.
Feature-film debut was in 1980's Arctic expedition tale Bear Island.
Appeared in three of director Atom Egoyan's films: Exotica (1994), The Sweet Hereafter (1997) and Ararat (2002).
Has lent his voice to numerous audio books.
2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
2015, Canadian Screen Awards — Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
2004, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
1997, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
2008, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
Hugh John Greenwood — Father
Susan Devlin — Wife
Mary Sylvia Greenwood — Mother
Kelly — Sister
Lynn — Sister
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (BA, 1975); American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, New York, United States (1981)