One of the founding members of the rock band My Chemical Romance, he exited the band in 2004. In 2006, he founded Strong Arm Recording Studios and a new band called Revenir in New Jersey.
He played drums in local New Jersey bands until Gerard Way came to him immediately following the 9/11 attacks with a basic version of the song "Skylines and Turnstiles." They agreed to record the demo together.
After he exited My Chemical Romance in 2004, he worked as a mechanic in New Jersey for two years.
He has a daughter, Charlotte Rose Pelissier, who was born in 2014.
He was joined by bassist Mikey Way in My Chemical Romance.