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|Born:||January 21, 1956||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Dallas, Texas, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Raised in Manhattan
Appeared in TV commercials and summer stock beginning at age five
Broadway debut in "Zelda" aged 12
Had bar mitzvah on stage of "The Rothschilds," in which he was appearing (date approximate)
Was regular on the CBS daytime drama "Search for Tomorrow"
Film acting debut in "Jory"; first lead
Had role in the NBC TV-movie "Remember When"
First collaboration with Burt Reynolds, "Lucky Lady"; also co-starred Liza Minnelli
Co-starred as the dying Johnny Gunther in the ABC TV-movie "Death Be Not Proud"
With his father, co-wrote the script to the basketball drama "One On One"; also starred
Played George Gibbs in an NBC TV adaptation of "Our Town"
Played a novice priest in Burt Reynolds' "The End"
With his father, composed music score for "Walk Proud"; also starred
Debut as a producer, "Die Laughing"; also co-wrote and co-starred
Returned to Broadway to play Frederic in the revival of "The Pirates of Penzance"; met future wife Karla DeVito
Underwent heart surgery to replace a congenitally malfunctioning heart valve in October
Starred in short-lived CBS TV series, "Tough Cookies"
Feature directing debut (also actor, songwriter and song performer), "White Hot/Crack in the Mirror"
Reteamed with Burt Reynolds and Liza Minnelli for "Rent-A-Cop"
Taught drama at the University of South Carolina under whose auspices he made "Modern Love" (1989)
Provided the voice of The Beast in the Disney animated film, "Beauty and the Beast"
Directed episodes of popular CBS sitcom, "Evening Shade", starring Burt Reynolds
Began teaching at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City
Was primary director of the ABC sitcom "Ellen" for one season
Directed episodes of the ABC sitcom "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"; also played Sabrina's father
Reprised voice of The Beast in the direct-to-video release "Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas"
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