- Took a TV writing course in college on the advice of his roommate and wrote a Cheers script in one night for a Warner Bros.-sponsored writing contest; he won and received a trip to Hollywood to hang out on the set of Room for Two, with Linda Lavin and Patricia Heaton, for a week.
- Worked as a personal assistant on the sitcom Step by Step.
- Participated in the Warner Bros. Writer's Workshop for aspiring television writers.
- Big break came when the producer of On Our Own hired him to write for the show, which led to work on Family Matters and Family Guy.
- In 1997, cocreated the short-lived comedy series Built to Last, about a family-run construction company in Washington, D.C.
- Created the sitcom Yes, Dear and named the lead characters Greg and Kim after himself and his wife.
- 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Winner
- Camden Garcia — Son
- Nathan Garcia — Son
- Kim Ludke Garcia — Wife
- Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD (BA in Speech Communication, 1992)