Absurdist actor who Comedy Central named the 6th greatest stand-up comic, and who became known for his roles in The Jerk and Father of the Bride.
While attending UCLA, he appeared on an episode of The Dating Game and worked at night clubs. He dropped out of UCLA at age 21.
He became a distinguished comedian, author and banjo player after beginning his productive life as a salesman for guide books at Disneyland.
He married his second wife, the New Yorker journalist Anne Stringfield, in July 2007.
He starred in the 2003 film Cheaper by the Dozen with Bonnie Hunt.
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