Jazz musician, composer, display screen professional, and visual musician. He constructed the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for Obtain Shorty and acted in such movies as Down for legal reasons and Stranger than Heaven. After graduating from senior high school in Massachusetts, he transferred to NEW YORK to pursue a profession in music. He started painting in the 1970s and acquired the first single exhibition of his artwork in 2004. Along with his sibling Evan, he set up a jazz music group known as The Lounge Lizards. He and golfer Tim Simpson both experienced serious Lyme disease.