Director of the popular film Grosse Pointe Blank and the 1990 crime thriller Miami Blues.
He got his start by being one of the filmmakers that was a part of Roger Corman's New World Pictures.
He worked with Charlie Sheen on the 2004 film The Big Bounce.
He had one son named Brent.
He directed actress Minnie Driver in the film Grosse Pointe Blank.