Creator of the critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful comedy Arrested Development that was bailed out by Netflix.
He ran a chocolate-chip cookie shop called the Chipyard with his father and older brother.
He co-created The Ellen Show and also worked on The Golden Girls and The
He married actress Mary Jo Keenen. The couple had two daughters.
His show made a big comeback in 2013. It was announced that film star and cast member Michael Cera would join Arrested Development Season 4 on Netflix not just as an actor, but also as a writer.