His parents were both actors. His father, Robert Pine, played Sgt. Joseph Getraer on the TV series CHiPs; his mother, Gwynne Gilford, appeared on numerous TV series and in the 1987 film Masters of the Universe.
Producer Martin Jurow (Breakfast at Tiffany's; Terms of Endearment) is a cousin on his father's side.
Spent his junior year of college in England at the University of Leeds.