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John Cacavas (1930–2014)

Composer, songwriter ("Autumn Once Again"), conductor and arranger, educated at Northwestern University (Bachelor of Music degree) and through music studies with Robert Delaney. He served in the U.S. Army and while there, arranged for the Army Band in Washington, DC. He served as an assistant to Morton Gould, and he was awarded the Four Freedoms ... See full bio »

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 1993 The Return of Ironside (TV Movie)
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Mole (1992)
 1989-1991 Columbo (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Grand Deceptions (1989)
 1986-1991 Matlock (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Formula (1991)
- The Seduction (1986)
- The Affair (1986)
 1990 Kojak: None So Blind (TV Movie)
 1990 Murder in Paradise (TV Movie)
 1989 Confessional (TV Series)
 1989 Margaret Bourke-White (TV Movie)
 1988 Dirty Dozen: The Series (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Remember St. Luc (1988)
 1988 The Equalizer (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Target of Choice (1988)
- Video Games (1988)
- The Child Broker (1988)
 1986 A Time to Triumph (TV Movie)
 1985-1986 Lady Blue (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- Willow's Cowboy (1986)
- Maximum Force (1986)
- Sylvie (1986)
- Scorpio's Sting (1986)
- Death Grip (1985)
 1985 Murder: By Reason of Insanity (TV Movie)
 1985 Jenny's War (TV Movie)
 1985 A Death in California (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1985)
- Episode #1.1 (1985)
 1984-1985 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Student Court (1985)
 1985 Lady Blue (TV Movie)
 1984 Jessie (TV Movie)
 1984 Jessie (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1984)
 1984 Her Life as a Man (TV Movie)
 1984 The Four Seasons (TV Series)
 1983-1984 For Love and Honor (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- The Real Thing (1984)
- Bloodline (1984)
- Mixed Signals (1983)
- Team Work (1983)
- N.O.K. Hagedorn (1983)
 1983 Women of San Quentin (TV Movie)
 1983/I Mortuary
 1983 Still the Beaver (TV Movie)
 1982 The Executioner's Song (TV Movie)
 1982 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Shooting (1982)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- My Palikari (1982)
 1982 Cry for the Strangers (TV Movie)
 1981 Child Bride of Short Creek (TV Movie)
 1981 Shannon (TV Series)
 1981 Gangster Wars
 1981 California Gold Rush (TV Movie)
 1981 Separate Ways
 1981 Hellinger's Law (TV Movie)
 1981 No Place to Hide (TV Movie)
 1981 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Skin Deep (1981) ... (music score)
 1980 Once Upon a Spy (TV Movie)
 1979-1980 Eischied (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Buddy System (1980)
- Powder Burn (1980)
- Fire for Hire (1979)
- Spanish Eight (1979)
 1980 Hangar 18
 1980 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977-1980 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) (22 episodes)
 1979 Working Stiffs (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Looking for Mr. Goodwrench (1979) ... (music by)
 1978-1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Wheels of Fortune (1979) ... (music score)
- The Foundlings (1978) ... (music score)
 1979 Doctors' Private Lives (TV Mini-Series)
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Word Games (1979)
 1978 The Time Machine (TV Movie)
 1978 Human Feelings (TV Movie)
 1978 The Eddie Capra Mysteries (TV Series)
 1973-1978 Kojak (TV Series) (114 episodes)
- In Full Command (1978)
- 60 Miles to Hell (1978)
 1978 Superdome (TV Movie)
 1977 Relentless (TV Movie)
 1977 Murder at the World Series (TV Movie)
 1977 Airport '77
 1977 SST: Death Flight (TV Movie)
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1975 Friendly Persuasion (TV Movie)
 1975 Kate McShane (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Kate McShane (1975)
 1974 Amy Prentiss (TV Series)
 1974 Airport 1975
 1974 The Elevator (TV Movie)
 1973 Blade
 1973 Linda (TV Movie)
 1973 She Cried Murder (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Author, "It's More Than Do-Re-Mi: My Life in Music" (with Bonnie Becker Cacavas; Xlibris, 2001);"Music Arranging and Orchestration" (Belwin-Mills, 1975); "The Art of Writing Music: A Practical Book for Composers and Arrangers" (with Steve Kaplan; Alfred Publishing, 1993) See more »

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Very nice man, incredibly talented. JACK-296
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