Director of such films as Very Bad Things (1998), Battleship (2012), Lone Survivor (2013) and Friday Night Lights (2004). He also developed the TV series Friday Night Lights and he portrayed Dr. Billy Kronk on CBS's Chicago Hope.
He graduated from Macalester College in Minnesota with a degree in theater.
He made his first acting appearance in a 1988 episode of the TV series 21 Jump Street.
His marriage to Elizabeth Rogers from 1993 to 1998 produced a son named Emmett. He later dated actress
He directed The Rundown, which starred Dwayne Johnson, in 2003.