Richard Marcus (Nestor) was born in Midland, Texas. He is perhaps best known for his recurring role on "St. Elsewhere," playing "Birdman" for which he garnered an Emmy nomination. On stage, he worked with Sam Shepard and the A.C.T. Theatre group in San Francisco. His television credits include "Hill Street Blues," "Matlock" and "L.A. Law," as well as the television movie "Jessy," opposite Lee Remick. His film credits include "Enemy Mine," "Deadly Friend" (1987) and "Best Defense."