Raised in Englewood, New Jersey
Worked for four years after graduating college as head copywriter at a New Jersey advertising agency
Made Greenwich Village club debut as stand-up comedian
Appeared as a regular on the CBS variety program, "The Sonny and Cher Show"
Co-wrote and starred in "Diary of a Young Comic" which pre-empted an episode of "Saturday Night Live" and attracted favorable attention
Wrote pilots and comedy material for television; acted in some of them
Made first of over 50 appearances on "Late Night with David Letterman"
Starred in first cable special, "I'm in Pain"
Played supporting role of Richard on short-lived ABC sitcom, "Harry", starring Alan Arkin
Co-starred in slapstick comedy feature film, "Wrong Guys" opposite fellow comedians Louie Anderson and Richard Belzer
Appeared in two sequels to successful cable special: "The Richard Lewis 'I'm Exhausted' Concert" (1988) and "I'm Doomed" (1990)
Starred as Marty Gold opposite Jamie Lee Curtis on popular ABC sitcom, "Anything But Love"
Played to a standing-room-only audience at New York's Carnegie Hall
Starred as Steven Mitchell opposite Don Rickles on the Fox-TV sitcom, "Daddy Dearest"; also co-executive produced
Co-starred with Kevin Nealon in the ABC sitcom "Hiller and Diller"
Had recurring role of a rabbi on the popular series "7th Heaven" (The WB)