Television writer, director, and producer who co-produced the iconic TV series M*A*S*H.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but grew up in Detroit, Michigan, with his family.
He received 24 Emmy nominations for his writing, directing, and producing for the television series M*A*S*H and Lou Grant.
He had one son with Ann Sweeny.
He directed actor Alan Alda as Hawkeye Pierce in M*A*S*H.