Director of various Hollywood hits such as First Blood, Uncommon Valor, and Weekend at Bernie's.
He was the youngest director on the staff of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at age 24.
He was shocked after an actor died between scenes during a live TV broadcast of his play Underground.
He had three children with his ex-wife actress Sylvia Kay.
He directed Sylvester Stallone, who played John Rambo in 1982's First Blood.