Oscar and Emmy award-nominated director of Spartacus the television miniseries Anne Frank: The Whole Story.
He was born in Timisoara and directed the made-for-TV movie Digital Dreams.
His 1977 documentary film The Children of Theatre Street was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
His parents were of Romanian descent.
His Emmy-nominated TV miniseries Anne Frank: The Whole Story starred Ben Kingsley as Otto Frank.