His former wife, Leslie, is a certified witch.
Incorporates pickpocket techniques in his magic act.
Before he became an actor, he taught a course on how to detect frauds and confidence ("con") artists.
Reportedly was once a Three Card Monte dealer on New York City streets.
When appearing on Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1982, he performed a "geek trick" by sticking a long needle through the skin of his forearm. He said to some squeamish audience members "It's just a trick!" Then to show that it wasn't "real," he moved the needle back and forth and blood began to pour out of the "wound".
Graduated as valedictorian of North Hollywood High School. 
Before television and movies, was a live performer for the Green Show at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon.
In the summer of 2005, he opened a nightclub in the French Quarter of New Orleans called "Oswald's Speakeasy," where he is often featured as a performer.
Father of Eva Fay Anderson (Eva Anderson) (born 1981) and Dashiell William Anderson (Dashiell Anderson) (born 1985).
He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina by remaining in New Orleans but have planned to migrate to Asheville, North Carolina.
Owns a store in New Orleans called Sideshow. [July 2003]
He and his wife are moving to Asheville, North Carolina. [August 2006]
Opened a speakeasy called Oswalds in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. [June 2005]
Has two children Eva Ray, and Dashiell.