Student, Pepperdine College, 1956-1957; student, University of California at Los Angeles, 1957.
Member theater/cinema faculty University California, Berkeley, 1966, San Francisco State University, 1967, International Film and television Workshops, 2002, University Southern California, since 2005.
Active in civil rights, peace, anti-nuclear movements, since 1957. Member American Society of Composers, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy television Arts and Sciences, Directors Guild American.
Married Irene Ryan, June 2, 1962;1 son, Lincoln. Married Leigh French, April 15, 1977. Children: Sierra Jasmine French-Myerson, Darcy Anna French-Myerson.