Singer-songwriter and composer best known for his collaborations with Disney/Pixar. His film scores include Toy Story, Cars, The Princess and the Frog, and James and the Giant Peach. He has been nominated for twenty Academy Awards, winning two.
He attended University High School, which funneled him into UCLA. He did not graduate from UCLA, however.
In 2007, he was inducted as a Disney Legend. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
He married Roswitha Schmale on June 16, 1967; after their divorce in 1985, he remarried Gretchen Preece in 1990. He has five children.
Ray Charles was his greatest musical influence growing up.