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Jerry Goldsmith (1929–2004)


Born on February 10, 1929, Jerry Goldsmith studied piano with Jakob Gimpel and composition, theory, and counterpoint with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He also attended classes in film composition given by Miklós Rózsa at the Univeristy of Southern California. In 1950, he was employed as a clerk typist in the music department at CBS. There, he was ... See full bio »

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 2011 El tapón (Short) (composer: stock music)
 2010 What If...? (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... (music by)
 2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (composer: theme "Universal Logo")
 2010/I Survival (Short) (composer: stock music)
 2009 Stealing Time (music by)
 2008 Rambo (composer: themes)
 2007 They Are Here: The Real World of the Poltergeists (Video documentary short) (composer: original music themes - uncredited)
 2006 The Fear (El Miedo) (composer: stock music)
 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis (conductor)
 2002 The Sum of All Fears (conductor)
 1995-2001 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series) (composer - 170 episodes)
- Endgame (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
- Renaissance Man (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
- Homestead (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
- Natural Law (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
- Friendship One (2001) ... (composer: theme music)
 2001 Along Came a Spider (conductor: orchestra)
 2000 Hollow Man (conductor)
 1989-2000 Troldspejlet (TV Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #23.17 (2000) ... (composer: stock music)
- Episode #23.1 (2000) ... (composer: stock music)
- Episode #22.12 (1999) ... (composer: stock music)
- Episode #22.2 (1999) ... (composer: stock music)
- Troldspejlet Special: Stop Motion (1999) ... (composer: stock music)
 1999 Diamonds (conductor)
 1999 The Haunting (conductor)
 1999 Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (conductor)
 1999 The 13th Warrior (conductor: orchestra)
 1999 The Mummy (music producer - uncredited)
 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1998 Small Soldiers (conductor)
 1998 Mulan (conductor: score) / (score producer)
 1998 U.S. Marshals (conductor)
 1998 Deep Rising (conductor)
 1997 The Edge (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1997 Air Force One (conductor)
 1997 Fierce Creatures (conductor)
 1997 Patton: A Tribute to Franklin J. Schaffner (Video documentary) (conductor)
 1996 Star Trek: First Contact (conductor) / (music producer)
 1996 Shiloh (conductor)
 1996 Chain Reaction (conductor)
 1995 Powder (conductor)
 1995 Congo (conductor)
 1994 I.Q. (conductor)
 1994 The River Wild (conductor)
 1994 Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1987-1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (composer - 176 episodes)
- All Good Things... (1994) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Preemptive Strike (1994) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Emergence (1994) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Bloodlines (1994) ... (composer: main title theme)
- Firstborn (1994) ... (composer: main title theme)
 1993 Six Degrees of Separation (conductor)
 1993 Malice (conductor)
 1993 The Untouchables (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Pilot - Part 1 (1993) ... (conductor - uncredited)
 1993 Dennis the Menace (conductor)
 1993 The Vanishing (musician - uncredited)
 1992 Forever Young (conductor)
 1992 Basic Instinct (conductor)
 1992 Medicine Man (conductor)
 1991 Star Trek Logs: An MTV Big Picture Special Edition (TV Special documentary) (composer: stock music)
 1991 Brotherhood of the Gun (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1991 Omen IV: The Awakening (TV Movie) (composer: themes from The Omen and Omen III)
 1991 Sleeping with the Enemy (conductor)
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Video Game) (composer: themes)
 1989 Warlock (conductor)
 1989 Leviathan (conductor)
 1988 Alien Nation (musician)
 1988 Criminal Law (musician - uncredited)
 1988 Rambo III (conductor)
 1987 Police Story: The Freeway Killings (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1986 Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1986 Hoosiers (musician - uncredited)
 1986 Link (conductor)
 1985 Legend (conductor - uncredited)
 1984 Runaway (musician - uncredited)
 1984 Supergirl (conductor)
 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie (conductor - uncredited)
 1982 Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (composer: "Planet of the Apes" themes - uncredited)
 1982 Night Crossing (conductor - uncredited)
 1972-1981 The Waltons (TV Series) (composer - 210 episodes)
- The Revel (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Hostage (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Lumberjack (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Heartache (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Indiscretion (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
 1981 Outland (conductor - uncredited)
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Part IV (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
- Part III (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
 1980 Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop (TV Movie) (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1973-1980 Barnaby Jones (TV Series) (composer - 178 episodes)
- The Killin' Cousin (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- Deadline for Murder (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Silent Accuser (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Final Victim (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- Death Is the Punchline (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
 1980 Cabo Blanco (conductor)
 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (conductor)
 1979 Police Story: A Cry for Justice (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1973-1978 Police Story (TV Series) (composer - 94 episodes)
- A Chance to Live (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- No Margin for Error (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Broken Badge (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Day of Terror... Night of Fear (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- River of Promises (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
 1978 Coma (conductor - uncredited)
 1977 Islands in the Stream (conductor - uncredited)
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing (conductor: the Symphonic Orchestra UNIONE MUSICISTI DI ROMA) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1976 Logan's Run (conductor - uncredited)
 1976 The Last Hard Men (composer: stock music)
 1975 Babe (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1975 Archer (TV Series) (composer - 5 episodes)
- Blood Money (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Vanished Man (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Body Beautiful (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Arsonist (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Turkish Connection (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
 1969-1974 Room 222 (TV Series) (composer - 113 episodes)
- Jason and Big Mo (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Cry Uncle (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- I Didn't Raise My Girl to Be a Soldier (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- MPG (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- El Greco to Jason (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
 1973 Hawkins (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Hawkins on Murder (1973) ... (conductor - uncredited)
 1971 The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1971 Crosscurrent (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited)
 1971 Wild Rovers (conductor - uncredited)
 1970 The Traveling Executioner (conductor - uncredited)
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! (conductor - uncredited)
 1970 Patton (conductor - uncredited)
 1969 100 Rifles (conductor - uncredited)
 1968 Sebastian (conductor - uncredited)
 1964-1968 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (composer - 100 episodes)
- The Seven Wonders of the World Affair: Part II (1968) ... (composer: "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." theme)
- The Seven Wonders of the World Affair: Part I (1968) ... (composer: "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." theme)
- The Deep Six Affair (1967) ... (composer: "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." theme)
- The Maze Affair (1967) ... (composer: "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." theme)
- The Man from THRUSH Affair (1967) ... (composer: "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." theme)
 1968 The Helicopter Spies (composer: theme "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.")
 1967 The Mouse from H.U.N.G.E.R. (Short) (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man (conductor - uncredited)
 1966-1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (composer - 29 episodes)
- The Kooky Spook Affair (1967) ... (composer: theme "U.N.C.L.E. theme")
- The High and the Deadly Affair (1967) ... (composer: U.N.C.L.E. theme)
- The U.N.C.L.E. Samurai Affair (1967) ... (composer: U.N.C.L.E. theme)
- The Double-O-Nothing Affair (1967) ... (composer: U.N.C.L.E. theme)
- The Phi Beta Killer Affair (1967) ... (composer: U.N.C.L.E. theme)
 1967 The Karate Killers (composer: theme music)
 1967 The Spy in the Green Hat (composer: theme music)
 1966 Jericho (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and POW (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1966 One of Our Spies Is Missing (composer: theme "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.")
 1966 The Blue Max (conductor)
 1966 Stagecoach (conductor - uncredited)
 1961-1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (composer - 191 episodes)
- Reckoning (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- New Doctor in Town (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Strange Sort of Accident (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Mercy or Murder (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Travel a Crooked Road (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1965-1966 The Loner (TV Series) (composer - 25 episodes)
- To Hang a Dead Man (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Burden of the Badge (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Pick Me Another Time to Die (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Incident in the Middle of Nowhere (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Mourners for Johnny Sharp: Part 2 (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1966 One Spy Too Many (composer: theme "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.")
 1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Say UNCLE (1966) ... (composer: "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." theme - uncredited)
 1965 The Spy with My Face (composer: theme "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.")
 1965 In Harm's Way (musician - uncredited)
 1965 The Satan Bug (conductor) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1964 Rio Conchos (conductor - uncredited)
 1964 Destry (TV Series) (music score - 3 episodes)
- Stormy Is a Lady (1964) ... (music score)
- Law and Order Day (1964) ... (music score)
- Destry Had a Little Lamb (1964) ... (music score)
 1964 Seven Days in May (conductor)
 1963 The Prize (conductor - uncredited)
 1963 Take Her, She's Mine (musical director - uncredited)
 1963 The Stripper (conductor - uncredited)
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger (conductor - uncredited)
 1961-1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series) (composer - 30 episodes)
- The Quick Brown Fox (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Left Side of Canada (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- Women of Silure (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Creature Lurks in Ambush (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- Inside Track (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
 1960-1962 Thriller (TV Series) (composer - 18 episodes)
- The Specialists (1962) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Closed Cabinet (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Last of the Sommervilles (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Masquerade (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- God Grante That She Lye Stille (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
  Twilight Zone (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes, 1959 - 1961) (conductor - 4 episodes, 1960 - 1961)
- A Game of Pool (1961) ... (composer: stock music cues - uncredited)
- The Invaders (1961) ... (conductor)
- Back There (1961) ... (conductor)
- Dust (1961) ... (conductor)
- Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room (1960) ... (conductor)
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Incident in the Middle of Nowhere (1961) ... (conductor)
 1960 Flaming Star (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1960 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (conductor - 2 episodes)
- The Cook (1960) ... (conductor)
- The Wake (1960) ... (conductor)
 1959-1960 Black Saddle (TV Series) (composer - 37 episodes)
- End of the Line (1960) ... (composer: theme music - as Michael Hennagin)
- The Penalty (1960) ... (composer: theme music - as Michael Hennagin)
- A Case of Slow (1960) ... (composer: theme music - as Michael Hennagin)
- The Return (1960) ... (composer: theme music - as Michael Hennagin)
- The Cabin (1960) ... (composer: theme music - as Michael Hennagin)
 1959 Perry Mason (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma (1959) ... (conductor)
 1959 Face of a Fugitive (conductor - as Jerrald Goldsmith)
 1959 City of Fear (conductor)
  Climax! (TV Series) (conductor - 3 episodes, 1954 - 1957) (musical director - 1 episode, 1957)
- Keep Me in Mind (1957) ... (musical director)
- Trail of Terror (1957) ... (conductor)
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1955) ... (conductor)
- Casino Royale (1954) ... (conductor)
 1957 Black Patch (music conductor)
 1954-1955 The Lineup (TV Series) (composer - 39 episodes)
- Shopwell Market Robberies (1955) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Kasino Case (1955) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Keating Case (1955) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Husky Slugger Case (1955) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Hacker Case (1955) ... (composer: theme music)
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TV commercial for Kellogg's Fruit Harvest cereal (main theme from The Waltons (1971)) (2003). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | 14 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jerrald K. Goldsmith | Jerrald Goldsmith | Michael Hennagin
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If our music survives, which I have no doubt it will, then it will be because it is good. See more »

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Studied under Miklós Rózsa. See more »

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Aquarius

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