Film composer best known for scoring the "Friday the 13th" series. His first movie was "Here Come the Tigers" from 1978.
He first contributed music to "Manny's Orphans" from 1978.
His compositional style was favorably compared to that of Bernard Herrmann.
He grew up in Chicago and attended Columbia University.
He worked on the film score for 2002's "Wolves of Wall Street," starring Jeff Branson.