Co-founder and original drummer of the rock group The Doobie Brothers who originally acted the band's sole drummer. In 1971, they went to a dual-drummer formation and added Michael Hossack to the group. Hossack would be replaced by Keith Knudsen.
If his music career did not come to fruition, he dreamed of being a full time police officer. He graduated from a reserve police academy in 1988 before working for a police department for three years.
His father resided in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He would perform alongside John McFee in The Doobie Brothers.