Cartoonist and animator known most for his work with Walt Disney Animation Studios. He has primarily overseen the animation of villains, most notably Scar from The Lion King and Gaston in Beauty and the Beast.
He has said that watching Disney's The Jungle Book as a child is what inspired him to become an animator and cartoonist.
He was largely responsible for creating the character of Hercules in the Disney film of the same name.
He is openly gay. He has said that this has influenced the creation of some of his characters.
He also helped create the character of Jafar in Aladdin, which starred Robin Williams as the Genie.