Barry Levinson


Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Barry Levinson

About

Birth Place
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Born
April 06, 1942

Biography

After first entering the entertainment business as a comic writer and performer, writer-director-producer and occasional onscreen performer Barry Levinson developed into a courageous filmmaker who took creative risks while scoring big commercial hits in several different genres. Having formed a comedy duo with actor Craig T. Nelson, Levinson became an Emmy-winning writer for "The Carol B...

Family & Companions

Valerie Curtin
Wife
Screenwriter, actor. Divorced; co-wrote "Best Friends" (1982), "...And Justice for All" (1979), "Inside Moves" (1980), "Toys" (1992) and "Unfaithfully Yours" (1984) with Levinson.
Diana Levinson
Wife
Have two children together; met in Baltimore while making "Diner" in 1982; also has two children from a prior marriage.

Biography

After first entering the entertainment business as a comic writer and performer, writer-director-producer and occasional onscreen performer Barry Levinson developed into a courageous filmmaker who took creative risks while scoring big commercial hits in several different genres. Having formed a comedy duo with actor Craig T. Nelson, Levinson became an Emmy-winning writer for "The Carol Burnett Show" (CBS, 1967-1978) before graduating to independent filmmaking with the poignant semi-autobiographical "Diner" (1982). With "The Natural" (1984), Levinson directed a lasting homage to the greatness of baseball. In the latter half of the decade, Levinson scored two huge hits: the manic comedy-drama "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987) and the Academy Award-winning drama, "Rain Man" (1988), both of which announced him as one of Hollywood's top directors. Meanwhile, he ventured into television by directing and producing episodes of "Homicide: Life on the Streets" (NBC, 1993-2000) while maintaining a steady onscreen presence with "Bugsy" (1991), "Sleepers" (1996) and "Wag the Dog" (1997). Movies in the 21st century included "Bandits" (2001), "Envy" (2003) and "Man of the Year" (2006).

Born on April 6, 1942 in Baltimore, MD, Levinson was raised by his father, Irvin, a founding partner in Consumers Buying Association, a discount furniture and appliance company, and his mother, Vi. After graduating Forest Park High School, he attended the Community College of Baltimore before moving on to American University in Washington, D.C., where he studied broadcast journalism. While a student, Levinson worked at local television stations, doing everything from being floor manager to performing hand puppets on the morning children's programs. Once finished with school, he left the East Coast for the sunnier pastures of Los Angeles, where he began taking acting classes on the advice of his old roommate, George Jung, who later became a major cocaine dealer and was depicted decades later by Johnny Depp in "Blow" (2001). Levinson later claimed to not have known that Jung was a cocaine dealer until seeing the film. Meanwhile, he formed a comedy duo with fellow classmate, Craig T. Nelson, and began performing improvisational skits at local clubs.

Soon after joining forces with Nelson, Levinson and a third comedy partner, Rudy DeLuca, began writing for several shows, including "The Carol Burnett Show" (CBS, 1967-1978), "The Tim Conway Comedy Hour" (CBS, 1970) and "The John Byner Comedy Hour" (CBS, 1972). His work on "Carol Burnett" earned him back-to-back-to-back Emmy Awards - which he shared with the rest of the writing staff - for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series from 1974-76. Also during this time, Levinson made his feature debut as a screenwriter with the bleak and forgettable drama, "Street Girls" (1974), before joining forces with comedy master Mel Brooks to write both "Silent Movie" (1976) and "High Anxiety" (1977), as well as providing a memorable turn as the maniacal bellhop in the latter. After penning Norman Jewison's satirical look at the American justice system, "... And Justice for All" (1979), and Richard Donner's tough character drama "Inside Moves" (1980), Levinson made an auspicious debut directing his script "Diner" (1982), a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale set in late 1950s Baltimore. Alternately poignant and hilarious, the film played a large part in promoting the careers of its young stars Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Kevin Bacon and Ellen Barkin. Levinson demonstrated an understated, non-intrusive style and an ear for ensemble dialogue that would serve him well in subsequent features.

Turning away from Baltimore for his next project, Levinson directed "The Natural" (1984), a rousing and nostalgic look at America's Pastime, adapted from Bernard Malamud's 1952 novel. Starring Robert Redford as baseball pro Roy Hobbs, "The Natural" received mixed reviews, with some critics finding the film inconsistent and overly sentimental, but nearly all praised the cinematography of Caleb Deschanel - which featured an iconic shot of Redford's character hitting a homerun that shatters the stadium lights - and the score by Randy Newman. Despite criticisms at the time of release, Levinson's film stood the test of time and remained one of the most beloved sports films ever made. After helming "Young Sherlock Holmes" (1985), a mildly charming Steven Spielberg-produced project that was long on special effects, but short on inspiration, Levinson returned to his native city to make the second film that - along with "Diner" - would comprise his Baltimore Trilogy. Set in 1963 Baltimore, "Tin Man" (1987) followed the misadventures of rival aluminum-siding salesmen, and proved to be a rich character study that maintained a fine balance between humor and melancholy, while featuring brilliantly funny dialogue traded between the two protagonists, played by Richard Dreyfuss and Danny De Vito.

Also that year, Levinson had his first bona fide commercial hit with "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987), a wildly funny military comedy that was touched by moments of poignant tragedy. Starring a side-splitting Robin Williams in top improvisational form, the movie depicted real-life radio disc jockey Adrian Cronaeur, who rankled his military superiors by delivering searing comic monologues and playing modern rock 'n' roll to appreciative troops fighting in Vietnam. Both a critical and box office hit, "Good Morning, Vietnam" earned Williams a well-deserved Oscar nomination and Levinson his first taste of real mainstream success. Levinson's next feature was "Rain Man" (1988), a finely handled study of the relationship between an autistic 'idiot savant' (Dustin Hoffman) and his opportunistic car-salesman brother (Tom Cruise). A huge success at the box-office, the film not surprisingly won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Levinson), Best Actor (Hoffman) and Best Screenplay (Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow). While the central performances garnered most of the critical attention, Levinson's adept handling of the unorthodox subject matter with sensitivity and style was central to the film's success.

Levinson again returned to his Baltimore Trilogy and for the first time served as producer in addition to writing and directing "Avalon" (1990), an epic saga tracing the history of his own family from the point they first arrived in the United States. Critics reacted with measured praise to a work many felt was overlong and lacking in direction. The director followed with the lavish "Bugsy" (1991), a stylish Warren Beatty vehicle centered on gangster Bugsy Siegel and his efforts to establish gambling in Las Vegas. While it was critically well-received and earned 10 Oscar nominations - including Best Picture and Best Director - the film was only a minor financial success. He followed up with one of his worst movies, "Toys" (1992), a visually excessive and terribly unfunny cautionary fable starring Robin Williams as an eccentric and immature toy inventor who takes over his father's factory with his inept sister (Joan Cusack). Blasted by critics, "Toys" was a huge commercial flop. After helming another box office dud, "Jimmy Hollywood" (1994), Levinson made an effort to get his career back on track with the commercial, star-driven vehicle "Disclosure" (1994), starring Michael Douglas and Demi Moore. Levinson skillfully orchestrated a suspenseful examination of a new wrinkle on the potential for sexual harassment in the work place.

That same year, Levinson made a rare acting appearance in Robert Redford's "Quiz Show" (1994), playing original "Today" show host Dave Garroway in a brief scene with star Ralph Fiennes. On the small screen, he picked up a Best Director Emmy for the pilot episode of the weekly police detective series created by writer Paul Attanasio, "Homicide: Life in the Streets" (NBC, 1993-2000), which he produced and shot in his native Baltimore. While the series covered familiar police territory, what was noteworthy was the slightly disorienting, hand-held camerawork and story lines spanning several weeks of episodes. His next feature "Sleepers" (1996), which he produced, wrote and directed, received mixed notices for its portrayal of four grown-up kids (Jason Patric, Billy Crudup, Brad Pitt and Ron Eldard) from Hell's Kitchen in New York, who were raped and beaten as children by a reform school guard (Kevin Bacon) and his cohorts. Based on the controversial bestseller by Lorenzo Carcaterra, Levinson's film courted its own controversy for its perceived negative depiction of the Catholic Church. Meanwhile, he continued his association with screenwriter Attanasio, producing the successful "wise guys" tale "Donnie Brasco" (1997), which also reunited him with Al Pacino from " And Justice for All.

With the David Mamet-scripted "Wag the Dog" (1997), Levinson delivered a star-studded satire that blended the world of politics and television by means of a Hollywood producer (Dustin Hoffman) creating a war for an embattled president (Michael Belson) at the behest of his political advisors (Robert De Niro and Anne Heche). Taking his first plunge into science fiction, he directed Hoffman - his fourth go-round with Levinson - in the rather dull "Sphere" (1998), adapted by Attanasio from Michael Crichton's novel. Returning once more to the Baltimore of his youth, Levinson hit creative pay dirt with "Liberty Heights" (1999), a nostalgic coming-of-age tale set in the mid-20th century, which may have served as an unofficial fourth installment to his Baltimore Trilogy. Levinson took a side trip into documentary directing, helming "Original Diner Guys" (1999), which followed the lives and interrelationships of Levinson's friends that had inspired "Diner," and "The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows" (2000), a look at what Americans' vision of the future had been during that century. Meanwhile, he was uncharacteristically funny with "An Everlasting Piece" (2000), an alleged comedy about wig salesmen in 1980s Belfast caught in the Protestant/Catholic conflict.

Levinson followed up with "Bandits" (2001), a somewhat amusing but uneven tale of two bank robbing buddies (Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Willis) who find themselves at odds over a bored housewife (Cate Blanchett) they have taken hostage. As a producer, Levinson had a hand in overseeing high-profile films he did not write or direct, including "The Perfect Storm" (2000) and "Analyze That" (2003), while continuing to stumble as a director with "Envy" (2004), a painfully unfunny comedy starring Ben Stiller as a man envious of his best friend's (Jack Black) success. After his television success with "Homicide," Levinson served as executive producer for several other small-screen efforts, including the acclaimed, hard-edged prison drama "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003) with showrunner Tom Fontana, and the well-received Sidney Lumet-directed telepic, "Strip Search" (HBO, 2004), which explored the loss of civil liberties following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Levinson teamed with Fontana again on "The Jury" (Fox, 2004-05), a one-hour legal drama that focused on criminal cases from the perspective of a different New York jury every week. Poor ratings, however, prompted the fourth network to cancel after only 10 episodes.

Having already formed the Levinson/Fontana Company, the duo made another foray into television, producing "The Bedford Diaries" (The WB, 2005-06), a college drama about a diverse set of human behavior students at a small liberal arts college in Manhattan who speak openly about their sex lives - another unfortunately failed series for the once-successful team. Back in features, Levinson returned to the familiar territory of politics with his election satire, "Man of the Year" (2006), starring Robin Williams as a popular talk show host whose mock run for the presidency shocks everyone when he actually wins, thanks to a computer glitch. Despite an all-star cast that included Laura Linney, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum and Lewis Black, "Man of the Year" took a considerable drubbing from critics, many of whom were disappointed by the dearth of comedic punch and political bite. Meanwhile, Levinson got to work on his next film, "What Just Happened?" (2008), a Hollywood satire about a middle-aged movie producer (De Niro) who g s through two weeks of hell as he tries to get a movie made. After helming an episode of ESPN's acclaimed series "30 For 30" (2009), he directed "You Don't Know Jack" (HBO, 2010), the life story of Dr. Jack Kevorkian (Al Pacino), who helped more than 150 terminally ill patients die with dignity before being convicted of second-degree murder in Michigan. He received an Emmy Award nomination for his work helming the controversial biopic.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Happy Valley (2018)
Director
Wizard of Lies (2017)
Director
Rock the Kasbah (2015)
Director
The Humbling (2014)
Director
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Director
The Band That Wouldn't Die (2009)
Director
Poliwood (2009)
Director
Boone's Lick (2008)
Director
What Just Happened? (2008)
Director
Man of the Year (2006)
Director
Envy (2004)
Director
Bandits (2001)
Director
Everlasting Piece (2000)
Director
Liberty Heights (1999)
Director
Original Diner Guys (1999)
Director
Sphere (1998)
Director
Wag the Dog (1997)
Director
Sleepers (1996)
Director
Disclosure (1994)
Director
Jimmy Hollywood (1994)
Director
Toys (1992)
Director
Bugsy (1991)
Director
Avalon (1990)
Director
Rain Man (1988)
Director
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Director
Tin Men (1987)
Director
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Director
The Natural (1984)
Director
Diner (1982)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Bee Movie (2007)
Inside the Academy Awards '95 (1995)
Performer
Quiz Show (1994)
Jimmy Hollywood (1994)
Rain Man (1988)
History of the World Part I (1981)
High Anxiety (1977)
Silent Movie (1976)

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Street Girls (1974)
Camera Assistant

Writer (Feature Film)

Man of the Year (2006)
Screenplay
Liberty Heights (1999)
Screenplay
Sphere (1998)
Screenplay
Sleepers (1996)
Screenplay
Jimmy Hollywood (1994)
Screenplay
Toys (1992)
Screenplay
Avalon (1990)
Screenplay
Tin Men (1987)
Screenplay
Unfaithfully Yours (1984)
Screenplay
Diner (1982)
Screenplay
Best Friends (1982)
Screenwriter
...And Justice For All (1979)
Screenplay
High Anxiety (1977)
Screenplay
Silent Movie (1976)
Screenplay
Street Girls (1974)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

Happy Valley (2018)
Executive Producer
Wizard of Lies (2017)
Executive Producer
The Humbling (2014)
Producer
Phil Spector (2013)
Executive Producer
You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Executive Producer
What Just Happened? (2008)
Producer
Strip Search (2004)
Executive Producer
Envy (2004)
Producer
Deliver Us from Eva (2003)
Executive Producer
Possession (2002)
Producer
Analyze That (2002)
Executive Producer
Shot In The Heart (2001)
Executive Producer
Bandits (2001)
Producer
The Press Secretary (2001)
Executive Producer
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Executive Producer
Everlasting Piece (2000)
Producer
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Executive Producer
Original Diner Guys (1999)
Producer
Liberty Heights (1999)
Producer
Home Fries (1998)
Producer
Sphere (1998)
Producer
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Producer
Wag the Dog (1997)
Producer
The Second Civil War (1997)
Executive Producer
Sleepers (1996)
Producer
Jimmy Hollywood (1994)
Producer
Disclosure (1994)
Producer
Wilder Napalm (1993)
Producer
Toys (1992)
Producer
Bugsy (1991)
Producer
Avalon (1990)
Producer

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Bob Roberts (1992)
Production

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Humbling (2014)
Other
Everlasting Piece (2000)
Other

Director (Special)

Barry Levinson on the Future in the 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows (1999)
Director
Peeping Times (1978)
Director

Cast (Special)

Reel Comedy: Bandits (2001)
It's Burlesque (2001)
Dustin Hoffman: First in His Class (2001)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
The 13th Annual American Comedy Awards (1999)
Performer
The American Presidency: Real to Reel (1999)
Unitas (1999)
Interviewee
Strangers in Paradise (1999)
Anatomy of a Homicide: Life on the Street (1998)
Robbie Robertson: Going Home (1995)
Diamonds on the Silver Screen (1992)
The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday (1992)
The New Hollywood (1990)

Writer (Special)

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (1990)
Other Writer
Stopwatch: Thirty Minutes of Investigative Ticking (1983)
Writer
Peeping Times (1978)
Writer
Comedy News II (1973)
Writer

Producer (Special)

Barry Levinson on the Future in the 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows (1999)
Executive Producer
Stopwatch: Thirty Minutes of Investigative Ticking (1983)
Executive Producer
Peeping Times (1978)
Producer

Special Thanks (Special)

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (1990)
Other Writer
Stopwatch: Thirty Minutes of Investigative Ticking (1983)
Writer
Peeping Times (1978)
Writer
Comedy News II (1973)
Writer

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

American Tragedy (2000)
Executive Producer

Life Events

1970

Worked as writer on "The Tim Conway Show" (CBS)

1974

First screenwriting credit (shared with director Michael Miller) on "Street Girls"

1976

Co-writer (with director Mel Brooks and Rudy DeLuca) on the film "Silent Movie"

1977

Made acting debut as Dennis the bellboy in "High Anxiety"

1979

First collaboration with then-wife Valerie Curtin, the Oscar-nominated script " And Justice for All"; also first teaming with Al Pacino

1982

Feature film directing debut (also writer), "Diner"; first film set in Baltimore

1987

Wrote and directed "Tin Men"; second film set in the Baltimore of his youth

1988

Won an Oscar for directing Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in "Rain Man"

1990

First film as producer (also writer and director), "Avalon"; third film set in Baltimore; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay

1991

Wrote and directed the acclaimed biopic "Bugsy" starring Warren Beatty; earned a Best Director Academy Award nomination

1993

Executive produced (and directed pilot episode) his first TV drama series, "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)

1994

Played Dave Garroway in Robert Redford's "Quiz Show"

1994

Produced, wrote and directed "Jimmy Hollywood"

1996

Received mixed reviews for "Sleepers" (produced, directed and wrote)

1997

Served as one of the executive producers of the acclaimed HBO prison drama "Oz"

1997

Directed (also produced) Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro in "Wag the Dog"; scripted by David Mamet

1997

Produced the hit "Donnie Brasco"; re-teamed him with Al Pacino

1998

Merged Baltimore Pictures with Spring Creek Prods. (formed by Paula Weinstein) to form Baltimore Spring Creek Pictures

1998

Produced and directed "Sphere," a sci-fi thriller co-starring Hoffman

1999

Served as creator and executive producer of the midseason replacement series "The Beat" (UPN)

1999

Wrote and directed "Liberty Heights," the fourth of his films set in 1950s Baltimore

2000

Served as an executive producer on the CBS miniseries "An American Tragedy" that focused on the O J Simpson murder trial

2000

Was one of the executive producers of "The Perfect Storm"

2000

Directed the Irish-set comedy "An Everlasting Piece"

2001

Produced and directed the crime comedy "Bandits"

2002

Was executive producer (with Paula Weinstein) on "Analyze That"

2002

With Paula Weinstein, produced Neil LaBute's adaptation of "Possession"

2004

Produced and directed "Envy," starring Ben Stiller and Jack Black

2006

Helmed the political comedy "Man of the Year" about a late-night political talk show host (Robin Williams) who decides to run for President

2008

Re-teamed with Robert De Niro for the Hollywood satirical comedy-drama "What Just Happened"

2010

Directed Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the HBO film "You Don't Know Jack"; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series ("You Don't Know Jack")

2014

Directed the comedy-drama "The Humbling.

2015

Directed the Bill Murray-led comedy "Rock the Kasbah."

Photo Collections

Diner - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Diner (1982), written and directed by Barry Levinson.

Videos

Movie Clip

Best Friends (1982) - I Started Getting Cold In Arizona Married now but uneasy, in the screenplay by married Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson, screenwriters Richard and Paula (Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn) arrive in wintry Buffalo (on location, at the now-defunct but still-standing Central Terminal), meeting her parents, Barnard Hughes and Jessica Tandy, in Best Friends, 1982.
Rain Man (1988) - There's Four Left In The Box Autistic Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) and annoyed brother Charlie (Tom Cruise), at odds with the doctor from whom he's sort-of kidnapped the patient, have a strange encounter with waitress Sally (Bonnie Hunt) in director Barry Levinson's Diner, 1988.
Rain Man (1988) - I Don't Have a Brother Car seller and general hustler Charlie (Tom Cruise) is trying to get his deceased father's money from Dr. Bruner (Gerald R. Molen) when psychiatric patient Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) appears in Barry Levinson's Rain Man, 1988.
Rain Man (1988) - Don't Walk Shooting in downtown Guthrie, Oklahoma, Charlie (Tom Cruise) is exasperated with his newly-discovered autistic-savant brother Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) to whom his estranged father left his estate, so, en route to California to dispute the will, decides to look for a psychiatrist, in Barry Levinson’s Rain Man, 1988.
Natural, The (1984) - Open, You Got A Gift Opening from director Barry Levinson, with Robert Redford in the title role, boarding a train, then a flashback, with Paul Sullivan as the young Roy, Robert Rich his father, Roger Towne and Phil Dusenberry’s screenplay from the 1952 Bernard Malamud novel, from The Natural, 1984, with Glenn Close, Kim Basinger, Wilford Brimley and Robert Duvall.
Natural, The (1984) - He Looks Wild At a rail stop, sportswriter Max (Robert Duvall) arranges a showdown between "The Whammer" (Joe Don Baker) and young Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford), John Finnegan as "Sam," Barbara Hershey observing, in The Natural 1984.
Natural, The (1984) - Shoulda Been A Farmer Manager Pop (Wilford Brimley) with commentary from Bernard Malamud's original novel, assistant Red (Richard Farnsworth) supporting, meets middle aged rookie Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford), in Barry Levinson's The Natural, 1984.
Best Friends (1982) - Don't Call Me That In a downtown LA wedding chapel, very tentative screenwriting couple Richard and Paula (Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn) have decided to tie the knot, finding the ever-screwy Richard Libertini ready to officiate, in Best Friends, 1982, by married screenwriters Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson.
Best Friends (1982) - You Don't Have The Right Shoes? Norman Jewison directing, exteriors and interiors at the Warner Bros. studio, unmarried screenwriting couple Richard and Paula (Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawn) arrive for their meeting with fussy producer Larry (Ron Silver), Peggy Walton-Walker his assistant, in the Valerie Curtin-Barry Levinson original, Best Friends, 1982.
Best Friends (1982) - Sounds Like Bad Tennessee Williams Clever gender-joke opening, Norman Jewison directing from the original screenplay by husband and wife Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson, Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn as not-married screenwriting couple Richard and Paula, in Best Friends, 1982.
High Anxiety (1977) - Dedicated To The Master Writer, director and star Mel Brooks establishes from the start that his film is meant as a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, then gets busy on the airplane, then accosted after landing at LAX by a guy in a trenchcoat (Bob Ridgely), in High Anxiety, 1977.
High Anxiety (1977) - A Mr. MacGuffin Called More waves of Hitchcock from writer-director Mel Brooks, as rattled shrink Thorndyke, arriving at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco with Brophy (Ron Carey), dealing with Jack Riley at the desk, co-writer Barry Levinson carrying bags, and an agorophobic episode, in the comic tributeHigh Anxiety, 1977.

Trailer

Family

Irvin Levinson
Father
Died in November 1990 at age 73; founding partner in Consumers Buying Association, discount furniture and appliances company; in 1970s began Truck Washing of America company; was model for salesman in "Tin Men" and Aidan Quinn's character in "Avalon".
Vi Levinson
Mother
Raised in Balitmore.
Sam Levinson
Son
Born c. 1985; mother, Diana Levinson.
Jack Levinson
Son
Born c. 1988; mother, Diana Levinson.
Michele
Step-Daughter
Diana Levinson's daughter by previous marriage; played flower girl at Eddie's wedding in "Diner" (1982).
Patrick
Step-Son
Has another from Diana's previous marriage.

Companions

Valerie Curtin
Wife
Screenwriter, actor. Divorced; co-wrote "Best Friends" (1982), "...And Justice for All" (1979), "Inside Moves" (1980), "Toys" (1992) and "Unfaithfully Yours" (1984) with Levinson.
Diana Levinson
Wife
Have two children together; met in Baltimore while making "Diner" in 1982; also has two children from a prior marriage.

Bibliography