Commonly known as Bowzer, he was a member of the band Sha Na Na, he is a voice-over artist for cartoons like Animaniacs.
He started attending the Julliard School at age twelve.
He was a VJ on VH1 during the channel's early years.
His children Nora and Eli graduated from Columbia University.
He was referenced in Adam Sandler's "The Chaunukah Song."