Movie director of commercially and critically successful comedies My Cousin Vinny and Nuns away from home. He appeared using the Cambridge College or university Footlights Golf club revue Cambridge Circus on Broadway and on The Ed Sullivan Display. He performed Motel the Tailor in the initial West End creation of Fiddler on the top. He wedded psychotherapist Rita Eleanora Merkelis in 1967. His acclaimed 1992 humor My Cousin Vinny gained Marisa Tomei an Academy Award for Greatest Supporting Actress.