Writer and producer of The Simpsons who also worked on Horton Hears a Who! and other popular animated films.
He worked for National Lampoon magazine.
He co-created the show The Critic, which was a short-lived attempt to recreate The Simpsons' success.
He was married to his wife Denise and was a professed atheist. He and his wife loved to travel.
He worked on the screenplay for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs starring Ray Romano.