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Michael Lembeck (born June 25, 1948) is an American actor, television and film director. Lembeck was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Caroline Dubs and Harvey Lembeck, an actor and comedian. He began acting in the late-1960s and directing in the 1970s. His most notable acting role was as Julie Cooper's husband, Max Horvath, on the sitcom, One Day at a Time. He played news caster Clete Meizenheimer on the series, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. He also played "Kaptain Kool" of Kaptain Kool and the Kongs on The Krofft Supershow from 1976 to 1978. He is also known for his role as Vinnie Fazio in The Boys in Company C in 1978. Lembeck has had collaborations with the late actor Peter Boyle in both The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseAlso The Dream Team" Lembeck also directed Boyle in a number of episodes in Everybody Loves Raymond. He made his feature film acting debut with The In-Laws. He directed The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, as well as the Nia Vardalos movie Connie and Carla. Lembeck works now as a full-time film and TV director.