Known for his production work on the Victor Salva-directed film Powder and on the
Early in his career, he worked as a writer and executive producer on such 1980s television programs as Goldie and the Bears and Northstar.
He taught in the film studies department at Chapman University in Southern California.
A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, he later settled in Los Angeles, California. His marriage to Nancy Grodnik resulted in one child.
He produced Camille, a 2008 film starring Sienna Miller.