Best known for his 1995 black-and-white hoax film depicting a purportedly real alien autopsy, this film and music producer and entrepreneur also founded the AMP Entertainment company and produced records by such artists as Boy George, Slipknot, and Slade.
In the mid-1980s, he established a record label called Music Broadcasting Services, Ltd. that held the United Kingdom rights to audio from Walt Disney productions.
He created a company called The Merlin Group that re-recorded popular singles, featuring performances by the songs' original vocalists.
He was born in London, England, to a family of Italian heritage.
He was portrayed by Declan Donnelly in a 2006 Warner Brothers comedy film based on his "alien autopsy" photos.