Theatre director most widely known while the first-ever movie director from the influential improv humor troupe THE NEXT Town. He was inducted in to the American Theatre Hall of Popularity in 2011. He founded the Playwright’s Theatre Club while students at the College or university of Chicago. His Second Town improv group offers produced a few of the most recognizable titles in American humor, including John Belushi and Chris Farley. His mom can be “Improvisation for the Theatre” writer Viola Spolin. He was wedded to “Freaky Fri” celebrity Barbara Harris until their divorce in 1959.