Perhaps best known for his Emmy-nominated song "This House is Freakin' Sweet" (written for the Fox series Family Guy), this television composer also worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation, American Dad, and The Fairly Odd Parents.
Early in his career, he wrote music for the Disney animated series DuckTales
He was the lead composer for the 1988 CBS cartoon version of Superman.
He grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and later earned a bachelor's degree in composition from Seattle Pacific University in Washington.
Though his composition work for Star Trek: The Next Generation earned him significant critical acclaim, he was ultimately fired from the show by producers Peter Lauritson and Rick Berman, who took issue with his approach to television scoring.