American drummer most famous as a member of the influential metal bands Cynic and Death. In 1999, he formed the alternative rock band Aeon Spoke, whose music has been featured on the soundtracks to television shows like Smallville.
He joined Cynic in 1987 and recorded the band's first demo the next year.
He studied composition under renowned television composer Robert Drasnin and recorded music for fare like the 2012 film Scenesters.
He came out publicly as gay in May 2014.
He has played alongside guitarist Chuck Schuldiner in Death.