Director of pop culture hits like Grease, The Blue Lagoon, and Honey, I Blew Up the Kid.
He appeared in the George Lucas student film Freiheit as a freshman at the University of Southern California.
He directed Honey, I Shrunk the Audience for Disney theme parks in Anaheim, Orlando, Tokyo, and Paris using the expensive 70mm 3D format.
His brother was visual effects artist Jeffrey Kleiser.
He struck gold with the 1978 classic Grease starring a young John Travolta.