Adapted his play "Mastergate" for Showtime
Contributed to the script of "Movie Movie"; directed by Stanley Donen
Earned first Academy Award nomination for his script, "Oh, God!"
Served in the US Army
Shared a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for "Tootsie"
Through his father (who was Danny Thomas' barber), landed first writing job on the radio show, "Maxwell House Coffee Time with Danny Thomas"
Wrote for "The Red Buttons Show" (CBS, 1952-54; NBC, 1954-55)
Wrote the TV adaptation of "Barbarians at the Gate" (HBO)
Co-wrote "A Fine Pair"; last fim for eight years
Co-wrote for the NBC variety special, "The Art Carney Show"
Co-wrote with Burt Shevelove, the book for the stage musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
One of the creators of CBS' "M*A*S*H"; also wrote, produced and directed many episodes until leaving after the fourth season
Produced and wrote several episodes of the CBS sitcom, "Roll Out!"
Produced first feature, "The Wrong Box"; also wrote screenplay
Produced first play, "My L.A."
Screen tested by Twentieth Century Fox; did not pass the audition process
Took his name off the final version of "Rough Cut" (billed as Francis Burns)
Was a gag writer for "The Bob Hope Show" on the radio
Was a staff writer on NBC's "The All-Star Revue"
Was a writer for the CBS series, "The Danny Kaye Show"
Wrote and directed episodes of the CBS series, "AfterMASH"
Wrote first film, "The Notorious Landlady"
Wrote last feature for over a decade, "Blame It on Rio"; directed by Stanley Donen
Co-wrote the award-winning variety special, "Barbra Streisand...and Other Musical Instruments" (CBS)
Contributed to the script for the remake of "Bedazzled"
Penned the variety special "Judy and Her Guests, Phil Silvers and Robert Goulet"
Served as executive producer of the Showtime series, "Fast Track"
Writer for the screen adaption of the musical, "Chicago"
Executive produced and wrote episodes of the ABC sitcom, "Karen" starring Karen Valentine
Executive produced and wrote the TV-movie, "Weapons of Mass Distraction" (HBO)
Executive producer and writer for the HBO special, "And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself"
Had adaptation of "Lysistrata" (with music by Alan Menken) cancelled by the American Repertory Theater for being "ferociously obscene"
Penned 26 five-minute episodes for a politically-themed Internet comedy
Penned the libretto for the musical, "The Conquering Hero"; show closed after seven performances
Returned to Broadway as the playwright of "Sly Fox" starring George C. Scott (and later Jackie Gleason)
Scored a success with the Broadway musical, "City of Angeles"
Scripted the TV series, "United States" (NBC)
Teamed with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Mel Tolkin to write for NBC's "Caesar's Hour" starring Sid Caesar
Wrote for the radio show, "Duffy's Tavern"
Wrote the play, "Mastergate," a satire on the Iran-Contra hearings; opened and closed on Broadway after just 68 performances