Directed the 2010 documentary The Cove, which recived the Academy Award for Best Documentary. His 2008 documentary Crazy Love won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature.
In 1986, he founded Naked Angels Theater Company in New York City.
Also an actor, he has appeared on various television series including Friends, Law & Order, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Lost.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Sally and Norman Fisher.
He played the boyfriend of Lisa Kudrow's character Phoebe Buffay in an episode of the popular NBC series Friends.