As jazz drummer performed with Maynard Ferguson and Bill Evans
Was youngest news anchorman in the country at WCBS-TV, New York
Covered the Vietnam War for the CBS Network; made a documentary on the conditions in the battle zone
Sold first screenplay, "T.R. Baskin", which he also produced
TV-movie directing debut, "Rolling Man" (ABC)
Formed Peter Hyams Productions
Feature film directing debut, "Busting"; also wrote original screenplay
Wrote and directed the modest thriller "Capricorn One"
First screen collaboration with Sean Connery, "Outland", a loose remake of "High Noon" set in outer space; Hyams directed and scripted
Wrote, produced, directed and photographed sci-fi feature "2010", a sequel to "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Produced, shot and directed "Running Scared"
Reteamed with Connery for the thriller "The Presidio"; directed and served as director of photography
Was director and cinematographer on "Timecop", starring Jean-Claude Van Damme
Helmed and shot second Van Damme film, "Sudden Death"
Was director and director of photography on the thriller "The Relic"
Directed "The Musketeer"; also served as cinematographer
Directed Edward Burns and Ben Kingsley in "A Sound of Thunder," based on a short story by master of science fiction Ray Bradbury