York, a native of Chicago's South Side, studied marketing for two years at
the University of Whitewater in Wisconsin before returning to Chicago to
study acting with Edward Kaye-Martin.
He made his professional debut at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre, where he
appeared in Picnic, Loss of Roses, Career and Golden Boy. York moved to
Hollywood in 1983 and began appearing on such television series as 21 Jump
Street, Murder, She Wrote, Sydney, Family Ties, Newhart, Hunter, and Arthur
Hailey's Hotel. He then starred for two seasons as Eric Cord on Werewolf,
a horror-action series.
His feature film credits include roles in Steel and Lace, House of the
Rising Sun, The Bear (about University of Alabama coach Bear Bryant, with
Gary Busey), and Chattanooga Choo Choo. During the filming of the latter
project, York met his wife, Vicki, a casting director. They were married
on August 15, 1986, and have a daughter, Schyler.
In the few leisure moments he has, York enjoys spending time with his
family, riding his bike, working in the yard and garden, and playing golf.