Well-known for his membership in the Los Angeles-based band Redd Kross, he’s also significant for his use the bands Off! and Green and Yellow Television. Before developing Redd Kross, he and his vocalist and guitarist sibling, Jeff McDonald, performed using a music group called The Vacationers. Through the 1980s, he made an appearance in low-budget movies entitled Desperate Teenage Lovedolls and Lovedolls Superstar. His wife, Anna Waronker, is certainly well-known as the frontwoman from the L.A. rock-band That Pet dog. He and guitarist Greg Hetson had been both founding people of Redd Kross.