Television producer best known for his work on Cagney & Lacey, a popular 1980s police drama. His other production credits include the Daniel Boone television series and several episodes of Charlie's Angels.
He began his career in entertainment as an errand boy for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
He was a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema and Television Studies.
After divorcing Cagney & Lacey creator Barbara Corday, he wed the show's star, Sharon Gless.
He won a Golden Globe for a miniseries based on author John Steinbeck's East of Eden.