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Eschbacher graduated with a BA in Speech and Dramatic Arts from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. He started his career in the entertainment industry in the early 1980s and worked as production assistant on the television series Fridays (1980-1982) and as researcher on the comedy series Not Necessarily the News (1982).
Beside his story for Star Trek, Eschbacher also wrote for the television and animated series The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989), SK8 TV (1990), Candid Camera (1991-1992), The Sunday Comics (1991-1992), Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1995-1996), Histeria! (1998-2000), America's Funniest Home Videos (2000), The Angry Beavers (2000-2001), Baby Looney Tunes (2002), Rocket Power (2001 and 2004), My Gym Partner's a Monkey (2006-2007), and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010-2011). Eschbacher is also the author of the childrens picture books "Nonsense! He Yelled" (2002) and "Road Trip" (2006) and wrote the fantasy novel "Dragonfriend" (2011).
As an actor he made appearances in episodes of Cheers (1991, with Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, and Bebe Neuwirth), The Larry Sanders Show (1993, with Wallace Langham, Penny Johnson, and Dennis Tracy), Seinfeld (1994, with Jason Alexander and Frank Novak), The John Larroquette Show (1995, with John Larroquette and Stan Ivar), The Drew Carey Show (1995, with Diedrich Bader and Patrick Kerr), Pacific Blue (1996, with David L. Lander and Barry Lynch), The Client (1996, with Vyto Ruginis and Emilio Borelli), Step by Step (1997, with Jason Marsden and Thomas Hobson), Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1997, with Teri Garr and Fritz Sperberg), Players (1997, with Gregory Itzin, Marta Martin, Mike Starr, and Harve Presnell), Ellen (1995 and 1998, with Clyde Kusatsu and Leslie Jordan), ER (1999, with Barbara Tarbuck and Scott Jaeck), The West Wing (2000, with Richard Fancy, Kathleen Garrett, and David A. Kimball), Friends (2000), The King of Queens (2001, with Dakin Matthews), Weeds (2007, with Andy Milder), and Parks and Recreation (2009, with Jim O'Heir). In addition, Eschbacher was featured in the western comedy Wagons East (1994, with Melinda Culea, Ed Lauter, Charles Rocket, Ethan Phillips, and Robert Picardo), the television movie The Guys (1996, with Christopher Darga), and the comedy sequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003, with Rachel Nichols and Michelle Krusiec).