Fast Facts

  • Made his stage debut at age 14 in an off-off-Broadway production of  A Christmas Carol; made his film debut in the 1981 slasher flick The Burning.
  • Succeeded Matthew Broderick on Broadway in Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song Trilogy in 1982.
  • Cofounded New York's Naked Angels Theater Company in 1986.
  • Is an advisory-board member of the Adrienne Shelley Foundation, which supports female filmmakers.
  • Co-owner of the New York production company GreeneStreet Films.
  • Cofounder of the documentary company Insurgent Media.
  • Plays the harmonica.
  • Enjoys scuba diving.


  • 2009, Oscar — Best Documentary (Feature): Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2016, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking: Nominee


  • Michelle Pfeiffer — Ex-significant Other
  • Sally — Mother


  • New York University, New York, NY

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  • Birth Name: Stephen Fisher
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer