(written from a Production point of view)
Schmock is probably more well-known as a writer and producer for television sitcoms. He created or developed the TV series Brotherly Love and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and has written and produced for Blossom and Dharma & Greg. He was also an executive consultant producer for the AMC series The Lot, which starred Star Trek: The Next Generation actor and "These Are the Voyages..." guest star Jonathan Frakes. It was his association with Frakes that got him the role on the episode. Schmock also directed episodes of this series, as well as for Dharma & Greg and My Wife and Kids.
As an actor, he appeared in the films Ferris Bueller's Day Off as the snooty Maitre D' (1986, co-starring Michael G. Hagerty and Alan Ruck), Some Kind of Wonderful (1987, with Molly Hagan), Surf Ninjas (1993), and the thriller City of Industry (1997, with Famke Janssen, Maria Dykstra, and Brian Brophy).