Former writer for The Simpsons who helped develop the hit animated series Futurama.
He began as a writer for several early episodes of MTV's Beavis and Butthead.
He added the middle name X in order to sound more futuristic and for better recognition.
He grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, the son of two biologists.
He teamed up with The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening to develop Futurama.