Fast Facts

  • When he was 8, his family lived in Hong Kong for several years. 
  • Studied to be a music conductor.
  • Plays classical piano.
  • Played piano and studied acting at the Santa Barbara Repertory Company.
  • First television directorial effort was a 1985 ABC Afterschool Special called One Too Many, which starred his then-wife Michelle Pfeiffer.
  • In 2005, co-produced and directed the pilot episode of Grey's Anatomy.
  • Signed with Touchstone to act as a consultant for the 2006 series Six Degrees.
  • An active environmentalist; has worked with campaigns for the Environmental Media Association.


  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Michelle Pfeiffer — Ex-wife
  • Joanne Horton — Mother
  • Nicole Deputron — Wife
  • Ruby Horton — Daughter
  • Lily Horton — Daughter


  • Attended Principia College, Elsah, IL; University of California, Santa Barbara, CA


  • Birth Place: Bellevue, WA
  • Birthday: August 20, 1953, Leo
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer, Composer