Known for his monotone delivery, he made numerous appearances as teachers in The Wonder Years and other shows. He has also hosted his own game show.
In 1970, he graduated from Yale Law School and became a poverty lawyer.
He began his career as a speech writer for Richard Nixon . His role in Ferris Bueller's Day Off eventually led Comedy Central to give him a game show.
He married Alexandra Denman in 1977, and together they have an adopted son named Tom. He was previously married to Alexandra Denman from 1968 to 1974.
He was a speech writer for President Richard Nixon.