Third-generation film, television, and video-game composer who collaborated with such legends as John Williams and W.G. Snuffy Walden.
He began learning the drums when he was three and joined the boy's chorus of The Los Angeles Master Chorale when he was nine, performing with artists like Placido Domingo.
His grandfather Lionel Newman headed 20th Century Fox's music department for 47 years. His father rock and R&B bass player Joe Frank Carollo and his mother Jenifer Newman, a classically trained ballerina, nurtured his interest in music.
He collaborated with his cousin, Randy Newman, on the scores for "Seabiscuit" from 2003 and Pixar's "Cars" from 2006.