Film producer and one-time Universal Pictures production executive. His production credits include Terminator 3, Bridge to Terabithia, and The Jackal; his film development credits include Apollo 13, Happy Gilmore, and The River Wild.
He graduated from both the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the University of Chicago.
At the start of his entertainment career, he worked as a screenwriter and a production assistant.
He grew up in the Bronx, New York City.
He produced Around the World in Eighty Days, a 2004 film that starred Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan.