Lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Tonic, the group that released the songs "If You Could Only See" and "Open up Your Eyes."
His first album with Tonic, their 1997 release Lemon Parade, was his biggest success.
He wrote the theme song for NBC's drama series American Dreams.
His father was a singer with the USO and his mother was a television hostess.
Fred Mascherino, another alternative rock musician, was also born in Pennsylvania.