Graduated from the high school, Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Film editor, various production companies, New York City, 1952-1961; freelance news director, producer, writer, all major networks, New York City, 1961-1967; vice president creative affairs, Metropolitan Broadcasting, New York City, 1964; writer, Seven Arts Prodns., Los Angeles, 1964; president, Robert Guenette Prodns., New York City, 1967-1971; president, Los Angeles, since 1975; producer, director, writer, Wolper Prodns., Los Angeles, 1971-1975.
Member Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors, International Documentary Association (board directors 1980-1986, president 1986-1987), Directors Guild American, Writers Guild American, Producers Guild American.
Married Frances Gudemann, February 22, 1961. 1 child, Mark David.