was born in New Haven, Connecticut
, into a musically inclined family. His father played piano, his mother was a singer, and many prominent musicians gathered at the family restaurant. He was surrounded by music, and went to high school in Ireland where he was exposed to a variety of European styles of music. When he returned to the United States
he attended Juilliard
and formally studied music and composition.
He is now a talented composer for many television series. He wrote the theme and background music for the Cartoon Network series Courage the Cowardly Dog.
Series he has composed for
He also has a contract with Warner Brothers in which he has composed for several productions, including online Looney Toons.