Screenwriter and producer whose credits include: Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) and Rock of Ages (2012).
He briefly studied at Ithaca College but dropped out in 1992 to pursue other opportunities.
He was once compulsive and destructive gambler, and squandered millions until he enrolled in Gambler's Anonymous in 2005.
He was born to parents, Elsie and Henry.
He wrote and adapted Rock of Ages, which starred Tom Cruise.