A most excellent composer who's scored some of the finest music on film and tv. His greatest skill (in my opinon) is his talent to use many different styles perfectly to match the mood of the movie. (Unlike John Williams, who's a great composer, but his music all sounds similar) Whether it's spooky for Edward Scissorhands or Sleepy Hollow, compassionate for Good Will Hunting or wacky for Dilbert or The Simpsons. He's probably best known for doing the music from practically all of Tim Burton's films. I can listen to his music for hours...

He's also an uncle-in-law to Jenna Elfman.

Complete list of his film and tv work:

Thanks, as always, to the infinate wisdom of IMDB.