American actor, screenwriter, and director who wrote and directed the script for the 1983 film A Xmas Tale. He majored in idea at Catawba University and performed quarterback at Hillsdale University in Michigan after earning a football scholarship or grant. He was nominated double to get a Razzie Award within the Most severe Movie director category for the movies Rhinestone and Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2. He previously a son called Michael before divorcing his wife. He and Woody Allen had been contemporaries.