Dropped out of the Broadway production of "Biloxi Blues" when he was diagnosed with cancer. He was Matthew Broderick's understudy. He also played "Harold" in the touring company of "Master Harold and the Boys", a role which Broderick had played in a television production, and he appeared on Sex and the City (1998), with Broderick's wife, Sarah Jessica Parker.
Release of his book, "It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive".
Participated in the 3rd Munchkin's Project Pink annual breast cancer awareness campaign to raise money for breast cancer research. The project consists of the donation of celebrity-decorated and autographed bath ducks, put up for auction. [October 2008]
Daughter, Sofia Clementina Handler, born 17 January 2007.
Release of his book, "Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors".