Television writer who became famous for writing the original soap opera Dallas as well as Knots Landing. In 2005, he wrote Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again.
He moved to New York to work on Grolier's encyclopedia after graduating with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
He wrote, produced, directed, and created the series Paradise, which aired from 1988 to 1991.
He had a daughter named Alben with Lynn Pieshette before they divorced.
He wrote the series Dallas, which starred Barbara Bel Geddes.