Executive producer, director, and writer for the successful series Inside the Actors Studio, which premiered in 1994.
He initially intended on becoming a lawyer and began his acting career as a source of income.
He was the writer and lyricist for the Broadway musical Sherry! from 1967.
He was married twice. His first wife was actress Nina Foch.
He was a voice actor in the 2008 animated film Bolt alongside John Travolta.