(1973) Unsold pilot: Directed a sitcom pilot called "The Friday Night Group" about a group of mismatched friends who meet to play cards, discuss the day's events and the problems in their lives.
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on becoming a film director] At last I can paint the whole canvas. How's that for a figure of speech, eh? When I was a character actor, I was painting only one color--blue or green, as it were. Now I can work on the whole movie.
He directed 5 of the 158 episodes of
The Dick Van Dyke Show
after being hired as an actor to play next-door neighbor Jerry Helper, a dentist. He found he had a real gift for directing and went on to direct
and the pilot for
Laverne & Shirley
Frequently appears in a small (often one scene) role