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Morton Stevens (I) (1929–1991)

Mort Stevens got his start in the 1950s as Sammy Davis Jr.'s arranger and conductor. He then went into composing various scores for network television, as well as becoming music supervisor for CBS in the 1960s. His many fine television scores include, "Hawaii Five-O" (Emmy winner), "Police Woman" and "Gunsmoke." He also scored some mini-series, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Hawaii Five-O
Hawaii Five-O Music Department
(1968-1980)
Police Woman
Police Woman Music Department
(1974-1978)
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland Music Department
(1985)
Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0 Music Department
(2010-2015)

Filmography

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 2010-2015 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) (composer - 32 episodes)
- Ka 'alapahi nui (2015) ... (composer: Hawaii 5-0 theme)
- Ka Papahana Holo Pono (2015) ... (composer: Hawaii 5-0 theme)
- Ua 'o'oloku ke anu i na mauna (2015) ... (composer: Hawaii 5-0 theme)
- Lehu a Lehu (2015) ... (composer: Hawaii 5-0 theme)
- Mai ho'oni i ka wai lana mâlie (2015) ... (composer: Hawaii 5-0 theme)
 1997 Hawaii Five-O (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1990 The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (orchestrator)
 1989 Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event (TV Special documentary) (musical director)
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie) (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1981-1982 Code Red (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- Trial by Fire (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- Trapped by Time (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- Burnout (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- Revenge (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- Wildfire (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
  Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) (composer - 223 episodes, 1969 - 1980) (conductor - 1 episode, 1969) (music supervisor - 1 episode, 1969)
- The Moroville Covenant (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Bird in Hand... (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- Clash of Shadows (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Flight of the Jewels (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Golden Noose (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
 1978 W.E.B. (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- The Great Clowns (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Walk a Velvet Tightrope (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974-1978 Police Woman (TV Series) (composer - 91 episodes)
- Good Old Uncle Ben (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Flip of a Coin (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sweet Kathleen (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Shadow on the Sea (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Battered Teachers (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series) (composer - 11 episodes)
- The Explosives (1976) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Sailplane (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Hunted (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Search (1976) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Hitchhiker (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
 1976 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- The Hawaiian Connection: Part 2 (1976) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Hawaiian Connection: Part 1 (1976) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1975-1976 Matt Helm (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- Die Once, Die Twice (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Squeeze Play (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- Scavenger's Paradise (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- Now I Lay Me Down to Die (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974-1975 Apple's Way (TV Series) (composer - 28 episodes)
- The Price (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Outing (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Christmas Party (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Outsider (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Apprentice (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974 Where the Lilies Bloom (music supervisor)
 1974 Dr. Max (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1972 The Family Rico (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1972 Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1972 The Screaming Woman (TV Movie) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1972 Something Evil (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1972 Killer by Night (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1971 The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1971 The Waltons (TV Series) (music supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971) ... (music supervisor)
 1971 Steel Wreath (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1971 The Christian Licorice Store (music supervisor - as Mort Stevens)
 1971 Goodbye, Raggedy Ann (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1971 The African Elephant (Documentary) (music supervisor)
 1970-1971 Men at Law (TV Series) (composer - 23 episodes)
- One American (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- This Money Kills Dreams (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Yesterday Is But a Dream (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- The View from the Top (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Let the Dier Beware (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
 1971 Harpy (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1971 A Step Out of Line (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1970 Night Chase (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1970 The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1970 A Man Called Horse (music supervisor)
 1970 Hunters Are for Killing (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1970 Sole Survivor (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
  The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (music supervisor - 31 episodes, 1966 - 1969) (composer - 2 episodes, 1969)
- The Night of the Tycoons (1969) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (music supervisor)
- The Night of the Plague (1969) ... (music supervisor)
- The Night of the Diva (1969) ... (music supervisor)
- The Night of the Pistoleros (1969) ... (music supervisor)
- The Night of the Sabatini Death (1969) ... (music supervisor)
 1968 Missy's Men (TV Movie) (music arranger)
  Cimarron Strip (TV Series) (music supervisor - 8 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (conductor - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Greeners (1968) ... (music supervisor)
- Without Honor (1968) ... (music supervisor)
- Big Jessie (1968) ... (music supervisor)
- The Deputy (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- Nobody (1967) ... (music supervisor)
  Gunsmoke (TV Series) (music supervisor - 10 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (conductor - 1 episode, 1967)
- Wonder (1967) ... (conductor)
- The Favor (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- The Returning (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- Fandango (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- Mail Drop (1967) ... (music supervisor)
 1966-1967 Gilligan's Island (TV Series) (music supervisor - 11 episodes)
- It's a Bird, It's a Plane (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- Slave Girl (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- High Man on the Totem Pole (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- Splashdown (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- Gilligan's Personal Magnetism (1967) ... (music supervisor)
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (music arranger - 12 episodes)
- The Odd Man Affair (1965) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Girls of Nazarone Affair (1965) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Gazebo in the Maze Affair (1965) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Never-Never Affair (1965) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Four-Steps Affair (1965) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
 1965 Bus Riley's Back in Town (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1964 Destry (TV Series) (music score - 1 episode)
- The Solid Gold Girl (1964) ... (music score)
  87th Precinct (TV Series) (composer - 30 episodes, 1961 - 1962) (music score - 25 episodes, 1961 - 1962)
- Girl in the Case (1962) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited) / (music score)
- The Last Stop (1962) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited) / (music score)
- New Man in the Precinct (1962) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited) / (music score)
- Ramon (1962) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited) / (music score)
- Idol in the Dust (1962) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited) / (music score)
 1962 Thriller (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Specialists (1962) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1960 Sammy Davis Jr Meets the British (TV Movie) (music associate)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Composed "Final Battle" cue for the Sean Connery Science Fiction film, "Outland" (1981) See more »

Alternate Names:

Morty Stevens | Mort Stevens
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Trivia:

Best known as the composer for "Hawaii Five-O," including the series' theme song and especially the track "Call to Danger," which became the "CBS Special Presentation" jingle in the mid-70s while "Hawaii Five-O" was still on the air, and would be used during the mid and late '70s and the '80s. "Call to Danger," and with it the famous "CBS Special Presentation" logo, were retired in 1990. See more »

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