Bass guitarist, back-up singer, and original member of the popular rock band Weezer. In the mid 1990s, he formed a second band, The Rentals, and served as the group's lead vocalist.
In the late 1980s, he briefly belonged to The Clique, a California-based goth band. Soon thereafter, he formed a group called 60 Wrong Sausages.
He performed on two Tegan and Sara albums: So Jealous and The Con.
He was born in Thailand and raised in northern Virginia. At age sixteen, he relocated to San Diego, California.
He and drummer Patrick Wilson were both founding members of Weezer.