American director who worked on many films including Tadpole in 2002 and 13 Going on 30 in 2004.
He graduated from Tufts University in 1984 and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and AFI Conservatory.
He won a 2003 Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for his production work in Personal Velocity.
His family comes from Manhattan, New York.
He directed the 2004 film 13 Going on 30, starring Jennifer Garner.