Bassist, guitarist and keyboard player known best for his work with the California-based rock bands Angels & Airwaves and Thirty Seconds to Mars.
During his childhood years, he joined soccer, swimming, and baseball teams and also attended Space Camp. As a teenager, he became interested in music and played in several high school bands.
When not performing, he pursued his interests in video games and the Boston Red Sox baseball team.
Born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, he was raised primarily in Massachusetts and New Jersey. In May of 2009, he and his wife Libby welcomed a child named Sailor Mae Wachter.
He was inspired to become a bassist after listening to work by Metallica musician Cliff Burton.