Co-wrote songs with Bryan Adams.
Educated at Juilliard School, New York. Studied oboe.
Children: daughters Sasha Kamen and Zoe Kamen.
Credited on the X-Men (2000) soundtrack as Michael K-Men.
His score for The Dead Zone (1983) is an adaptation of, and variation on, a theme from the second movement of the Symphony Nr. 2 in D of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957).