Was in negotiations to write a screenplay for a remake of his father's film, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) for New Line Cinema with Brett Ratner set to direct in 1998. The project never got made because Ratner made The Family Man (2000) instead.
Grandson of Katherine Cassavetes and Lady Rowlands.
He was nearly a foot taller than his father John Cassavetes.
Brother of actors Alexandra Cassavetes, and Zoe R. Cassavetes.
Father of Sasha Cassavetes and Virginia Cassavetes.