Known best for his American rock music radio programs hardDrive and hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus, he also held an executive position with Sirius XM Radio.
Early in his career, he worked for the Philadelphia WMMR-FM radio station and for New York City's WPLJ-FM.
He established and fronted two comedy bands: Grumpy Old Punks and Dead Schembechlers.
A native of Newark, New Jersey, he attended Manalapan High School and Brookdale Community College.
Eccentric Chicago musician Wesley Willis honored Brutus by composing and recording a 1998 song titled "Lou Brutus."