Student, Stanford University. Student, Wittenburg College.
Co-pilot Western Airlines. Flight officer Air Transport Command, 1943-1945. Founder, president Champion Pictures, Inc.
Co-founder with Charles Marquis Warren Commander Films. Served special assistant to Henry Blanke, Warner Brothers, 1950-1951. Writer-producer to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, developed projects for Dore Schary, 1955.
Writer Bartlett/Champion Productions, since 1986.
Member Authors League, Writers Guild West, Directors Guild American.
Married Madelon F. Green, January 26, 1951 (deceased). Children: John II, Robert Dean, Gina Lee.