Hoffman spent many years as an actor working extensively in both theatre and television. His distinctive (as opposed to distinguished) acting credits include the short-lived Fox series Fortune Hunter, the Showtime comedy film Attack of the 5'2" Women (starring as Jeff Gillooly opposite Julie Brown's Tonya Harding), and donning a purple suit and red wig to play The Mad Hatter in 100 episodes of the Disney Channel's musical-comedy series Adventures in Wonderland. Simultaneously, Hoffman's screenwriting career began to develop, and it merged with his acting career when he starred in the cable film adaptation of his successful one-man play Northern Lights.
Since that time, Hoffman has had multi-picture writing deals with Warner Bros. and Disney and has written for almost all of the major studios. Some of his scripts in various stages of development include: the adaptation of Doug Stanton's In Harm's Way: the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of its Survivors, Queen of the Jews (the life story of Bess Myerson, with Oscar-winner Bill Condon attached to direct), and a remake of the 70's cult mystery/thriller The Last of Sheila.
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