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As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar nominations (five wins), twenty-odd Gold and ... See full bio »
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 2015 Mobsters in the Mountains (conductor) (filming)
 2015 Jurassic World (composer: theme music) (post-production)
  Star Wars: Underworld (TV Series) (composer: theme "Star Wars") (announced)
 2014 Star Wars Rebels (TV Series) (composer - 7 episodes)
- Empire Day (2014) ... (composer: original Star Wars Themes & Score by)
- Out of Darkness (2014) ... (composer: original Star Wars Themes & Score by)
- Breaking Ranks (2014) ... (composer: original Star Wars Themes & Score by)
- Rise of the Old Masters (2014) ... (composer: original Star Wars Themes & Score by)
- Fighter Flight (2014) ... (composer: original Star Wars Themes & Score by)
 2014 Citizen Vader (Short) (original score music)
 2014 Great Performances (TV Series) (theme music - 1 episode)
- Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem (2014) ... (theme music: Great Performances)
 2013 Words with Warwick (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- Mark Hamill (2013) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
- The Five Fetts (2013) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
- Carrie Fisher (2013) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
- Anthony Daniels (2013) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
- Ian McDiarmid (2013) ... (composer: title music - uncredited)
 2008-2013 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series) (composer - 108 episodes)
- The Wrong Jedi (2013) ... (composer: original Star Wars Themes and Score by)
- To Catch a Jedi (2013) ... (composer: original Star Wars Themes and Score by)
- The Jedi Who Knew Too Much (2013) ... (composer: original Star Wars Themes and Score by)
- Sabotage (2013) ... (composer: original Star Wars Themes and Score by)
- The Lawless (2013) ... (composer: original Star Wars Themes and Score by)
 2012 Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace in the Playroom (Video short) (composer: original Star Wars Themes and Score by - uncredited)
 2012 On Set with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (Video documentary) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 2012 Indie Cinema Showcase (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Star Wars Celebration VI Special (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
 2011 Solos con la canguro (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2011 War Horse (conductor - uncredited)
 2011 Superman: Requiem (composer: original themes)
 2011 Return to Jurassic Park: Dawn of a New Era (Video documentary short) (composer: original Jurassic Park Themes and Score by - uncredited)
 2011 Return to Jurassic Park: Making Prehistory (Video documentary short) (composer: original Jurassic Park Themes and Score by - uncredited)
 2011 Return to Jurassic Park: The Next Step in Evolution (Video documentary short) (composer: original Jurassic Park Themes and Score by - uncredited)
 2011 The Adventures of Tintin (conductor)
 2011 Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (TV Movie) (original music by)
 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (music composer: Hedwig's theme and other cues from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
 2011 The Simpsons (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- The Ned-Liest Catch (2011) ... (composer: Jurassic Park Theme)
- Angry Dad: The Movie (2011) ... (composer: Jurassic Park Theme)
 2011 Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (Short) (composer: existing themes)
 2011 Smallville (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2011) ... (composer: superman theme - uncredited)
 2010 Lego Star Wars: Bombad Bounty (TV Short) (composer: Star Wars Theme Music by)
 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (Video Game) (composer: "Hedwig's Theme")
 2010 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2010 Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2009 Lawrence Jones and the King Salomon's Table (Short) (composer: stock music)
 2009 Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2009 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (composer: theme "Harry Potter")
 2008 Star Wars: Wrath of the Mandalorian (Video short) (composer: original Star Wars Themes and Score by - uncredited)
 2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2008 Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2008 Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest (TV Movie documentary) (composer: stock music from all the Indiana Jones films)
 2008 Lego Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick (TV Short) (composer: theme music)
 2007 Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Video Game) (composer: "Hedwig's Theme")
 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (composer: theme "Harry Potter") / (musician: cello - uncredited)
 2006 Meet the Press (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 22 October 2006 (2006) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 15 October 2006 (2006) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode dated 20 August 2006 (2006) ... (composer: theme music)
 2006 Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2006 Superman Returns (composer: original theme - uncredited)
 2006 Star Wars: Extintion (Short) (composer: stock music)
 2006 The Fear (El Miedo) (composer: stock music)
 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha (conductor - uncredited)
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (composer: theme "Harry Potter" - uncredited)
 2005 War of the Worlds (conductor)
 2005 Lego Star Wars: The Video Game (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2004 The Birth of the Lightsaber (Video documentary short) (composer: original Star Wars Themes and Score by - uncredited)
 2004 Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (Video documentary) (conductor)
 2004 Jack & Bobby (TV Series) (composer: theme "The Patriot")
 2004 World's Finest (Short) (composer: theme "Superman")
 2004 The Terminal (conductor - uncredited)
 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (conductor) / (musician: cello - uncredited)
 2004 The Revamping of Dracula (Video short documentary) (conductor)
 2003 Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2003 Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2002 Catch Me If You Can (conductor - uncredited)
 2002 Star Wars: Bounty Hunter (Video Game) (composer: original Star Wars music)
 2002 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 2002 Broken Allegiance (Short) (composer: theme "Star Wars")
 2002 The 74th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (orchestrator)
 2002 Star Wars: Episodio Pi - Sithspotting (Short) (composer: stock music)
 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (conductor - uncredited) / (song: music by)
 2001 Jurassic Park III (composer: themes)
 2000 Star Wars: Episode I - Jedi Power Battles (Video Game) (composer: original Star Wars Themes and Score by - uncredited)
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Gungan Frontier (Video Game) (conductor)
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (conductor) / (music producer)
 1999 Troldspejlet (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.15 (1999) ... (composer: stock music)
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (Video Game) (conductor)
 1998 Lost in Space Forever (TV Movie documentary) (composer: stock music)
 1998 Saving Private Ryan (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1998 Half Baked (composer: theme "Jaws")
 1997 Seven Years in Tibet (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1996 Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (Video Game) (composer: original "Star Wars" themes)
 1996 Nintendo 64: Change the System (Video short) (background music: Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire - uncredited)
 1995 The Making of 'Jurassic Park' (Video documentary) (composer: original Jurassic Park Themes and Score by - uncredited)
 1995 Sabrina (conductor)
 1994 Everything Went Wrong (Short) (music by)
 1993 Schindler's List (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1988 Superman (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Destroy the Defendroids/The Adoption (1988) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1987 Jaws (Video Game) (composer: theme "Jaws 2")
 1987 The Witches of Eastwick (conductor)
 1985-1987 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (composer - 43 episodes)
- Miss Stardust (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Moving Day (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Without Diana (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Such Interesting Neighbors (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Gershwin's Trunk (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
 1987 Star Tours (Short) (composer: existing themes)
 1987 Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off (composer: other original music)
 1985 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 1983 The Making of 'Superman III' (TV Movie documentary) (composer: original Superman themes)
 1983 From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga (TV Movie documentary) (composer: theme "Star Wars")
 1983 Jaws 3-D (composer: shark theme)
 1983 Superman III (composer: original Superman themes)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1983 Movie Blockbusters: The 15 Greatest Hits of All Time (TV Movie documentary) (musical director)
 1982 Aliens from Another Planet (TV Movie) (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
 1982 Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (composer: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" themes - uncredited)
 1982 The Making of 'Superman II' (TV Movie documentary) (from original material composed by)
 1980 SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (TV Movie documentary) (composer: theme "Star Wars")
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1980 The Making of 'Superman: The Movie' (TV Movie documentary) (composer: themes from 'Superman: the Movie')
 1979 Dracula (conductor)
 1979 The Fearless Hyena (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1979 The Return of Superman (composer: "Superman" film themes - uncredited)
 1977 The Making of 'Star Wars' (TV Movie documentary) (composer: theme "Star Wars")
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (additional orchestrator - uncredited) / (conductor - uncredited)
 1977 Black Sunday (conductor - uncredited)
 1976 Midway (conductor)
 1976 The 48th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1975 Jaws (conductor - uncredited)
 1974 The Towering Inferno (conductor - uncredited)
 1974 The Cowboys (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- Requiem for a Lost Son (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Indian Givers (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Trap (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Remounts (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Ordeal (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974 The Sugarland Express (conductor: "The Eyes of Texas" - uncredited)
 1974 Conrack (conductor - uncredited)
 1973 The Paper Chase (conductor - uncredited)
 1973 The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (conductor - uncredited)
 1973 Tom Sawyer (conductor) / (music supervisor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure (conductor - uncredited)
 1972 Images (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1971 Fiddler on the Roof (conductor) / (music adaptor) / (orchestrator)
 1970 Jane Eyre (TV Movie) (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1968-1970 Land of the Giants (TV Series) (composer - 50 episodes)
- Graveyard of Fools (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Wild Journey (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Marionettes (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Small War (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Doomsday (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
 1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1969 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (conductor)
 1968 Heidi (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1965-1968 Lost in Space (TV Series) (composer - 114 episodes)
- Junkyard of Space (1968) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- The Great Vegetable Rebellion (1968) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- The Flaming Planet (1968) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Space Beauty (1968) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Fugitives in Space (1968) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
 1967 The Far Out West (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1967 Valley of the Dolls (conductor) / (music adaptor)
 1967 Ghostbreakers (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited)
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man (conductor - uncredited)
  Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (composer - 7 episodes, 1963 - 1967) (music arranger - 1 episode, 1964)
- Deadlock (1967) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Wipeout (1967) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Perilous Times (1965) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Think Pretty (1964) ... (music arranger)
- Time for Elizabeth (1964) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1966-1967 The Time Tunnel (TV Series) (composer - 29 episodes)
- Town of Terror (1967) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Raiders from Outer Space (1967) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- The Kidnappers (1967) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Merlin the Magician (1967) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Attack of the Barbarians (1967) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
 1966 Penelope (conductor - uncredited)
 1966 Not with My Wife, You Don't! (conductor - as Johnny Williams)
 1966 The Tammy Grimes Show (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- Positively Made in Paris (1966) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Tammy Takes Las Vegas, or Vice Versa (1966) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- How to Steal a Girl Even If It's Only Me (1966) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Officer's Mess (1966) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- George Washington Didn't Sleep Here ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
 1963-1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (composer - 39 episodes)
- Connery's Hands (1965) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- The Rise and Fall of Eddie Carew (1965) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Kill Me on July 20th (1965) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- The Trains of Silence (1965) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Twixt the Cup and the Lip (1965) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
 1965 The Great Race (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (conductor - uncredited)
 1963 Charade (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1961-1963 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (composer - 58 episodes)
- The Town That Died (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- Million Dollar Hospital (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- This Will Kill You (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Broken Year (1963) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Of Struggle and Flight (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
 1962-1963 Wide Country (TV Series) (composer - 28 episodes)
- The Care and Handling of Tigers (1963) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- The Lucky Punch (1963) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Yanqui, Go Home! (1963) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- The Girl from Nob Hill (1963) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Farewell to Margarita (1963) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
 1962 Stark Fear (composer: party music - as Johnny Williams)
 1960-1962 Checkmate (TV Series) (composer - 70 episodes)
- Side by Side (1962) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Down the Gardenia Path (1962) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Will the Real Killer Please Stand Up? (1962) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- The Bold and the Tough (1962) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
- Rendezvous in Washington (1962) ... (composer: theme music - as Johnny Williams)
 1962 Hatari! (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1961 The Guns of Navarone (music arranger: exit music - uncredited)
 1961 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Last Round (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
 1960 Studs Lonigan (musician - uncredited)
 1959-1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series) (musician - 29 episodes)
- Election Bet (1960) ... (musician: piano - uncredited)
- Dangerous Lady (1960) ... (musician: piano - uncredited)
- Odyssey of Hate (1960) ... (musician: piano - uncredited)
- Operation Fortuna (1960) ... (musician: piano - uncredited)
- Last Journey (1960) ... (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1960 The Apartment (musician: piano solos - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Omaha Beach - Plus 15 (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series) (musician - 3 episodes)
- The Shop of the Four Winds (1959) ... (musician - as Johnny Williams)
- Murder for Credit (1959) ... (musician - as Johnny Williams)
- The Naked Truth (1959) ... (musician - as Johnny Williams)
 1959 Markham (TV Series) (music score - 1 episode)
- Woman of Arles (1959) ... (music score - as Johnny Williams)
 1959 Gidget (orchestrator - as John Williams Jr.)
 1959 Some Like It Hot (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1959 City of Fear (musician - uncredited)
 1958 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Town Budget (1958) ... (composer: theme music)
 1958 South Pacific (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1957 My Gun Is Quick (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1956 Carousel (additional orchestrator - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Composer and conductor of the theme "Summon the Heroes" for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA. Performed during the opening ceremony. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

John T. Williams Jr. | John Williams Jr. | John T. Williams | Johnny Williams

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[about his friend, Jerry Goldsmith] His chameleon adaptability was a prerequisite to longevity and success in Hollywood. We used to call him Gorgeous. He was the golden boy, a beautiful presence. His music had a freshness, and he had a freshness.

Trivia:

Composed his first symphony at the urging of fellow film composer Bernard Herrmann. See more »

Trademark:

Thundering theme pieces for major science fiction and fantasy films See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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