Born in MO.
Actor, writer, and cartoonist. Member of Groundlings comedy troupe, Los Angeles, CA. Actor in films, including including (Russell/Craft Service), The Making of "… and God Spoke," 1993; (Reporter) Wagons East, 1994; (and executive producer) The Guys (television film), 1996; (Jim Kim) Detention, 1999; (Maitre D') Would I Lie to You?, 2002; and (Superintendent Zimmer) Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, 2003. Actor in television series, including Fridays, 1981; Cheers, 1991; Larry Sanders Show, 1993; Seinfeld, 1994; Ellen, 1995, 1998; John Larroquette Show,1995; Drew Carey Show, 1995; Living Single, 1995; Home Court, 1995-96; The Client, 1996; Something so Right, 1996; Step by Step, 1997; Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, 1997; Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, 1997; Players, 1997; ER, 1999; The West Wing, 2000; Nikki, 2000; Friends, 2000; The King of Queens, 2001; and Just Shoot Me, 2001. Production assistant on television series Fridays, 1980.
Nonsense! He Yelled, illustrated by Adrian Johnson, Dial Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2002.
Road Trip!, illustrated by Thor Wickstrom, Dial Books for Young Readers (New York, NY), 2006.
Contributor of scripts to television programs, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1987; SK8 TV, 1990; Candid Camera, 1991; The Sunday Comic, 1991; Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, 1994; The Guys, 1996; The Angry Beavers, 1997; Histeria!, 1998; Rocket Power, 1999; Detention, 1999; America's Funniest Home Videos, 2000; and Baby Looney Tunes, 2002.
Biographical and Critical Sources
Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2002, review of Nonsense! He Yelled, p. 45.
Restaurant Business, May 15, 2004, "Mr. Wendy Will Stay," p. 12.
School Library Journal, April, 2002, Marian Drabkin, review of Nonsense!, p. 109.
Roger Eschbacher Web site, http://www.sillyroger.com (March 19, 2005).