Independent film screenwriter and director, most recognized for writing the screenplay for the film, Henry Fool.
He enrolled in the filmmaking program at State University of New York at Purchase.
His first feature film, The Unbelievable Truth, was released in 1988.
He was married to Miho Nikaido.
He is credited with launching the career of actress Edie Falco, most famous for role as Nurse Jackie on Showtime.