Film and television composer who wrote scores and/or incidental music for movies such as Teen Wolf and Little Shop of Horrors. He has also created music for TV shows, including Amazing Stories, Me and Mom, and Cagney and Lacey.
He studied theatre at Los Angeles' Antioch College.
He composed music for two 1979 episodes of the popular television series, Lou Grant.
His cousin, Johnny Mandel, himself a film and television composer, encouraged Goodman to pursue a career in music.
He composed for numerous film projects directed by Frank Oz, including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, What About Bob?, and HouseSitter.