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Born: September 5, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Wheaton, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Acted in the off-Broadway production "A Man's Man"
1973:
Episodic TV debut, "Love American Style" (ABC)
1973:
Acted in the ABC TV-movie, the camp classic "The Girl Most Likely to..."
1974:
Feature debut, "Night Call Nurses"
1976:
Played Nick Nolte's best friend in the ABC miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man"
1976:
First appeared in the role of Richie Brockelman for the NBC movie "Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours"
1977:
Reprised the character of Richie Brockelman for "The House on Willis Avenue" episode of NBC's "The Rockford Files"
1978:
Debut as series regular, playing the title role in "Richie Brockelman, Private Eye" (NBC)
1979:
Again played Brockelman in "The Return of Richie Brockelman" episode of NBC's "The Rockford Files"
1981:
Had prominent part in Joe Dante's hip "The Howling"
1982:
Played recurring role of Captain Freedom on NBC's "Hill Street Blues"
1984:
Returned as a series regular on CBS's "Empire" playing Ben Christian
1985:
Played regular role of Edgar 'Benny' Benedek on the ABC series "Shadow Chasers"
1987:
Made TV directing debut with two episodes of NBC's "Hunter"
1988:
Had recurring role as Cybill Shepherd's husband on ABC's "Moonlighting"; also directed several episodes
1988:
Acted in John Hughes' "She's Having a Baby"
1989:
Portrayed David Brodkey in "Parenthood"
1990:
Feature directorial debut, "Problem Child"; also played a small role
1992:
Directed "Brain Donors," a take-off on the Marx Brothers' "A Night at the Opera"
1994:
TV-movie directing debut, "Columbo: Butterflies in Shades of Grey" (ABC)
1995:
Directed the pilot for the UPN adventure series "Marker"
1996:
Scored major box-office triumph at the helm of "Happy Gilmore" starring Adam Sandler; also acted
1997:
Helmed the less successful Chris Farley vehicle "Beverly Hills Ninja"
1993:
Directed episodes of ABC's "NYPD Blue"
1999:
Reteamed with Sandler as director of the big screen comedy "Big Daddy"
2001:
Helmed the big screen comedy "Saving Silverman"
2003:
Directed Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn in the action-comedy "National Security"
2006:
Directed the comedy "The Benchwarmers" with Rob Schneider and David Spade
2007:
Directed Adam Sandler and Kevin James in the gay themed comedy "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry"
2008:
Once again directed Adam Sandler in the comedy "You Don't Mess with the Zohan"
2010:
Directed and made a cameo as a referee in the ensemble comedy "Grown Ups," about five friends who reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend; film starred Sandler, James, Chris Rock, Spade, and Schneider
2011:
Helmed the romantic comedy "Just Go with It," starring Sandler and Jennifer Aniston
2011:
Directed seventh Sandler feature, "Jack and Jill"; also played Al Pacino's standby in the film
2013:
Helmed "Grown Ups 2"

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