A native of New York, Harris earned both his BA and MBA from Stanford. In between degrees, he ran the Palo Alto-based Theatre Works, now one of the largest repertory theatre companies on the West Coast.
Harris has produced ten independent films. Highlights include the Cannes Festival award-winning Denise Calls Up and Sundance entries Lewis & Clark & George and Digging to China (Timothy Hutton's directing debut starring Kevin Bacon, Mary Stuart Masterson and Cathy Moriarty).
Other recent credits include Cadillac Ranch (starring Suzy Amis and Christopher Lloyd), Bad Manners (starring David Strathairn and Bonnie Bedelia), Dinner at Fred's (starring Christopher Lloyd, Parker Posey and Gil Bellows), Rites of Passage (starring Dean Stockwell and James Remar), Seven Girlfriends (starring Tim Daly) and Partners in Crime (starring Rutger Hauer and Paulina Porizkova). Harris was recently voted into the producers' branch of the Motion Picture Academy.