Director who won an Emmy Award in 1996 for directing the hit NBC comedy Friends.
He started his entertainment career with a role in the 1969 TV movie Gidget Grows Up.
He directed the series Major Dad, Baby Daddy, and Guys with Kids.
He had two children with his second wife Lorna Patterson. He also had a child from his first marriage to Barbara Deutsch.
He directed Tim Allen in The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.