Best known for his work with the Los Angeles-based indie rock band Weezer, this bassist and vocalist performed on such Weezer albums as The Lion and the Witch, Raditude, and Death to False Metal.
After leaving the United States Marine Corps, he formed a band called The Seventh Wave and performed with such Ohio-based music groups as The Great Barbeque Gods, Loved By Millions, and The Fever.
He performed on Anthony Green's 2008 album, Avalon.
He married memoir writer Jillian Lauren in 2005; four years later, the couple adopted a child from Africa.
His Weezer bandmates included drummer Patrick Wilson and singer Rivers Cuomo.