TV director and actor who played the role of Officer Andy Renko on the television show Hill Street Blues.
His directing debut was a production of Godspell at Carnegie Mellon University.
He was rewarded with a Directors Guild Award for directing an episode of ER.
He was the cousin of talk show host Merv Griffin.
He was a director on the popular FX series Sons of Anarchy, which starred Katey Sagal.