Served with the US Army; awarded Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Began as a radio writer after WWII, specializing in Westerns with an often comic flavor
First feature writing credit, "Seven Men from Now"
Wrote and directed for the ABC Western series, "Lawman"
Feature directorial debut, "The Canadians"
Wrote and directed for the ABC WWII drama series, "Combat"
Directed episodes of the NBC Western drama "The Virginian" during the 60s
First TV producing credit, as executive producer of the short-lived Western-flavored sitcom, "The Rounders"
Directed the popular Western comedy, "Support Your Local Sheriff" (1969) and its sequel, "Support Your Local Gunfighter" (1971)
First feature producing credit, "Dirty Dingus Magee"
Directed the three-part miniseries, "The Rhineman Exchange", a war and espionage drama
Directed episodes of the popular CBS detective drama, "Magnum, P.I." During the 80s
Was one of five directors who worked on the short-lived NBC primetime serial drama "Yellow Rose"
First feature producing credit for over 15 years, "The Trouble with Spies"
Directed the premiere episode of the sophisticated comedy-mystery series, "Snoops"
Co-wrote (with James Bridges) the screenplay for the Clint Eastwood film, "White Hunter, Black Heart"
Appeared as one of the interviewees on the TV biographical documentary, "James Cagney: Top of the World"