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John Beal (II)


John Beal is a film and television composer and conductor, who is most well-known not only for his work on numerous hit television shows, but as the industry's leading composer of original scores for theatrical motion picture trailers for over thirty years. Beal specialized in actual scoring for trailers, rather than creating library music which ... See full bio »

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Eight Is Enough
Eight Is Enough Music Department
(1981)
The Funhouse
The Funhouse Music Department
(1981)
Vega$
Vega$ Composer
(1979-1980)
Under the Volcano
Under the Volcano Music Department
(1984)

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 2016 Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (Documentary) (conductor: orchestra and choir: Star Spangled Banner)
 2010 The Wolfman (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2006 Monster House (composer: trailer music)
 2006 Sweet Deadly Dreams (music supervisor)
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2004 Finding Neverland (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2004 Suspect Zero (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2004 Mean Girls (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2003 Paycheck (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2003 The Last Samurai (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2003 Beyond Borders (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2003 The Matrix Reloaded (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2002 Clockstoppers (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2002 Ice Age (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2002 We Were Soldiers (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2001 Black Hawk Down (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2001 Monsters, Inc. (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2001 Planet of the Apes (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2000 Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire (TV Movie) (composer: songs "Pick Em Up" "Rolling Motion")
 2000 With a Friend Like Harry... (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 2000 Chain of Command (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1999 Miracle on the 17th Green (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1999 Bicentennial Man (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1999 Grey Owl (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1999 Stigmata (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1999 Diamonds (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1999 Being John Malkovich (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1999 In Too Deep (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1999 Tea with Mussolini (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1999 The Matrix (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1999 The Rage: Carrie 2 (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1999 The Corruptor (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1999/I Payback (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1999 Batman Beyond: The Movie (TV Movie) (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1998/I Soldier (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1998 Return to Paradise (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1998 Disturbing Behavior (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1998 The Mask of Zorro (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1998 Armageddon (composer: trailer music - uncredited)
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1998 Southie (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1998 Vampires (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1998 Fallen (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1997 Anastasia (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1997 Titanic (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1997 Conspiracy Theory (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1997 Volcano (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1997 Anaconda (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1997 Donnie Brasco (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1997 The Beautician and the Beast (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1997 Shadow Conspiracy (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1996 Hamlet (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1996 Bad Moon (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1996 The Chamber (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1996 Last Man Standing (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1996 Curdled (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1996 Solo (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1996 Alaska (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1996 Escape from L.A. (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1996 Eraser (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1996 Primal Fear (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1996 Diabolique (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1996 Executive Decision (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 Nick of Time (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 Three Wishes (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 The Scarlet Letter (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 Last of the Dogmen (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 Jade (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 Mortal Kombat (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 Casper (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 Stuart Saves His Family (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 The Walking Dead (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 Just Cause (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1995 Bad Company (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Drop Zone (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Camilla (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 The Pagemaster (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 The Santa Clause (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Little Giants (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump (TV Movie documentary) (conductor)
 1994 The Scout (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Quiz Show (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Without Compassion (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Blankman (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Color of Night (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Clear and Present Danger (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Black Beauty (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 The Mask (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 True Lies (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Forrest Gump (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 The Flintstones (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 When a Man Loves a Woman (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 On Deadly Ground (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Intersection (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1994 Fresh (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1993 Making Gilbert Grape (TV Movie documentary) (conductor)
 1993 Strawberry and Chocolate (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1993 The Good Son (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1993 Rising Sun (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1993 In the Line of Fire (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1993 Cliffhanger (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1993 Excessive Force (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1993 This Boy's Life (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1993 Indecent Proposal (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1992 Making 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' (TV Movie documentary) (conductor)
 1992 The Secret World of Spying (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1992 Chaplin (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1992 Love Field (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1992 The Bodyguard (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1992 Aladdin (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1992 School Ties (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1992 Whispers in the Dark (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1992 Patriot Games (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1992 Encino Man (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1992 Passed Away (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1992 Noises Off... (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1992 Medicine Man (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1991 JFK (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1991 At Play in the Fields of the Lord (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1991 Little Man Tate (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1991 Dead Again (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1991 Doublecrossed (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1991 Regarding Henry (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1991 Flight of the Intruder (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1990 Almost an Angel (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1990 It (TV Mini-Series) (music supervisor - uncredited)
 1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1990 The Grifters (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1990 Ghost (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1990 The Hunt for Red October (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1990/I Revenge (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1989 Steel Magnolias (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1989 Black Rain (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1989 Life Goes On (TV Series) (composer: additional music)
 1989 Casualties of War (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1989 Love You to Death (composer: additional source music)
 1989 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1989 The Red Flute (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1988 Working Girl (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1988 Heathers (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1988 Running on Empty (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1988 Addicted to His Love (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1988 Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1988 Shattered Innocence (TV Movie) (music supervisor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1987 Ishtar (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1987 The Fourth Protocol (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1986 An American Tail (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1986 Children of a Lesser God (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1986 Nothing in Common (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1986 Killer Party (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1986 Police Academy 3: Back in Training (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1985 More Than Brothers (TV Short) (conductor)
 1985 White Nights (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1985 The Black Cauldron (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1985 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1984 Terror in the Aisles (Documentary) (composer: trailer - uncredited) / (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1984 Velvet (TV Movie) (composer: additional music) / (orchestrator)
 1984 Under the Volcano (composer: additional source music - uncredited)
 1984 The Stone Boy (composer: additional source music - uncredited)
 1984 Police Academy (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1984 Legmen (TV Series) (conductor - 2 episodes)
- How the Other Half Dies (1984) ... (conductor)
- I Shall Be Re-Released (1984) ... (conductor)
 1983 Little Shots (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1983 Lone Star Bar & Grill (music supervisor)
 1983 Christine (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1983 Mr. Mom (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1983 Shooting Stars (TV Movie) (composer: additional music) / (orchestrator)
 1982 Lights, Camera, Annie! (TV Movie documentary) (conductor)
 1982 The Toy (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1982 First Blood (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1982 Money on the Side (TV Movie) (music supervisor) / (orchestrator)
 1982 Matt Houston (TV Series) (orchestrator)
 1982 Chicago Story (TV Series) (conductor - 11 episodes)
- Half a Chance (1982) ... (conductor)
- Who Needs the Truth? (1982) ... (conductor)
- Subterranean Blues (1982) ... (conductor)
- Dutton's Law (1982) ... (conductor)
- Bad Blood (1982) ... (conductor)
 1982 Cassie & Co. (TV Series) (composer: additional music) / (orchestrator)
 1981 Roar (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1981 The Other Victim (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1981 Deadly Blessing (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1981 The Fox and the Hound (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1981 Eight Is Enough (TV Series) (conductor - 4 episodes)
- Father Knows Best? (1981) ... (conductor)
- Starting Over (1981) ... (conductor)
- The Idolbreaker: Part 2 (1981) ... (conductor)
- The Idolbreaker: Part 1 (1981) ... (conductor)
 1981 The Funhouse (composer: trailer - uncredited) / (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1981 Fallen Angel (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1980 Nine to Five (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1980 The Man with Bogart's Face (composer: additional score) / (conductor) / (music supervisor) / (orchestrator)
 1980 Defiance (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1980 Cruising (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1980 Goodtime Girls (TV Series) (conductor - 11 episodes)
- All for One (1980) ... (conductor)
- Sing Till It Hurts (1980) ... (conductor)
- Who's Benny? (1980) ... (conductor)
- The Show Must Go On (1980) ... (conductor)
- Internal Injury (1980) ... (conductor)
 1980 The Toni Tennille Show (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1980) ... (musical director)
 1979 Getting in Shape for the Main Event (TV Short documentary) (conductor)
 1979 A Shining Season (TV Movie) (music supervisor - uncredited)
 1979 The Death of Ocean View Park (TV Movie) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1979 Skatetown, U.S.A. (composer: additional music) / (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1979 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (TV Movie) (music supervisor) / (orchestrator)
 1979 The Main Event (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1979 The MacKenzies of Paradise Cove (TV Series) (orchestrator - 2 episodes)
- Last of the Red Hot Luaus (1979) ... (orchestrator)
- Bridget's Romance (1979) ... (orchestrator)
 1979 The Captain & Tennille Songbook (TV Special) (musical director)
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... (orchestrator)
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series) (composer: additional music) / (orchestrator)
  Legends of the Superheroes (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes, 1979) (orchestrator - 2 episodes, 1979)
- The Roast (1979) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
- The Challenge (1979) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1978 The All-New Popeye Hour (TV Series) (composer: additional music) / (orchestrator)
 1978 Challenge of the Superfriends (TV Series) (composer: additional music) / (orchestrator)
 1978 Zero to Sixty (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1977 Black Market Baby (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (composer: trailer - uncredited)
 1975 Lou Rawls: Soul on Ice! (TV Movie) (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1975 Escape to Witch Mountain (composer: trailer music - uncredited)
 1971 The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World (TV Movie documentary) (conductor)
 1971 Make Your Own Kind of Music! (TV Series) (music arranger)
 1970 Ed Sullivan's Armed Forces Tour (TV Movie) (musical director)
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He is also known as one of the busiest trailer music composers in Hollywood with over 2,000 trailers and television campaigns for major films. He received the 1998 Gold Score Award for best compilation album from SCORELOGUE, and the International Film Music Critics Jury awarded him second place to Jerry Goldsmith's "The Omen" compilation. Reader's Choice chose "Heart of the Ocean", on which John ... See more »

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