- In 1975, moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he opened a comic book and record store.
- When he moved to Los Angeles, he tried stand-up comedy before starting a career as a writer.
- Named the character of Vicki, the illegitimate daughter of Captain Stubing in The Love Boat, after his childhood pet dog.
- Wrote the original music for Two and a Half Men.
- His film 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie (2017) took him 2 and a half years to make.