From the age of eleven performed on over 300 radio shows including "Let's Pretend", "Archie Andrews", "The Aldrich Family", "Radio Reader's Digest" and "Gangbusters"
TV acting debut, "Elizabeth and Essex"
Went into clothing business as partner with brother, Charles Evans and Joseph Picone, founding Evan-Picone women's sportswear (until 1967) (date approximate)
Chosen by retired film star Norma Shearer to play her late husband, MGM producer Irving Thalberg, in the film biopic of actor Lon Chaney, "Man of a Thousand Faces"
Guest columnist for NEW YORK JOURNAL-AMERICAN
Joined 20th Century Fox as an independent producer
Became vice-president in charge of production, Paramount Pictures
Named vice president in charge of worldwide production, Paramount
Became executive vice president in charge of worldwide production, Paramount
Professor of film, Brown University
Arrested and convicted on a misdemeanor cocaine charge
Debut as TV producer, "Get High on Yourself", celebrity anti-drug specials
Signed exclusive five-year producing deal with Paramount after a hiatus from active producing
Suffered a mild stroke (on May 6)
Narrated and was subject of Sundance-screened documentary "The Kid Stays in the Picture", based on his memoir and directed by Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgan
Received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
Signed to develop an animated series for Comedy Central starring himself in real-life show biz anecdotes; a sequel of sorts to "The Kid Stays in the Picture"
Executive produced the romantic comedy "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"