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Lalo Schifrin


Immensely talented, Argentinian born pianist, conductor and composer who has written over 100 scores for both television & the cinema including the memorable themes to Mission: Impossible (1966), Mannix (1967), Starsky and Hutch (1975), Cool Hand Luke (1967), and Bullitt (1968). Schifrin has regularly worked alongside Clint Eastwood (another jazz ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible Music Department
(1996)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
(2011)
Mannix
Mannix Music Department
(1967-1975)
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible Music Department
(1966-1973)

Filmography

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 2015 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (composer: theme music)
 2013 Adapting Amityville with Tommy Lee Wallace (Video short) (composer: stock music)
 2013 A Mother's Burden with Rutanya Alda (Video short) (composer: stock music)
 2013 Family Matters with Diane Franklin (Video short) (composer: stock music)
 2013 Father Tom's Memories with Andrew Prine (Video short) (composer: stock music)
 2013 Haunted Melodies with Lalo Schifrin (Video short) (composer: stock music)
 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (composer: theme music)
 2007 Ultrasordine (Short) (composer: stock music)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (composer: theme music)
 2004 Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (Video Game) (composer: original theme)
 2001 Rush Hour 2 (orchestrator - uncredited)
 2000 Mission: Impossible II (composer: theme music)
 1999 Troldspejlet (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #22.2 (1999) ... (composer: stock music)
 1998 Rush Hour (conductor)
 1998 Tango (conductor) / (musical director) / (soundtrack producer)
 1998 Bruce Lee: In His Own Words (Video documentary short) (composer: stock music - Enter the Dragon)
 1998 Something to Believe In (conductor)
 1997 Money Talks (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1996 Mission: Impossible (composer: theme music)
 1995 Two Billion Hearts (Documentary) (composer: theme music)
 1994 The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994 (TV Special) (music arranger: Special Medleys) / (orchestrator: Special Medleys)
 1988-1990 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (composer - 33 episodes)
- The Sands of Seth (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
- Church Bells in Bogota (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Gunslinger (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Assassin (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
- Cargo Cult (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
 1988 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (conductor - 2 episodes)
- Earth Star Voyager: Part 2 (1988) ... (conductor - uncredited)
- Earth Star Voyager: Part 1 (1988) ... (conductor - uncredited)
 1987 Sparky's Magic Piano (Video) (conductor)
 1987 The Fourth Protocol (conductor)
 1984-1985 Glitter (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes)
- Suddenly Innocent (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Runaway (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- Rock 'n Roll Heaven (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- Fathers and Children (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Matriarch (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
 1985 The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (Video short) (musical director: archive footage)
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 5 episodes)
- Part 5 (1985) ... (conductor)
- Part 4 (1985) ... (conductor)
- Part 3 (1985) ... (conductor)
- Part 2 (1985) ... (conductor)
- Part 1 (1985) ... (conductor)
 1983 The Sting II (music adaptator)
 1982 Chicago Story (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Epidemic (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- Bright Lights, Big City (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
 1981 Loophole (conductor)
 1981 Back to the Planet of the Apes (TV Movie) (composer: main title)
 1980 The Competition (conductor: The Los Angeles Philharmonic)
 1979 Escape to Athena (conductor - uncredited)
 1977 Telefon (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1976-1977 Most Wanted (TV Series) (composer - 21 episodes)
- The Dutchman (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Death Dealer (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- The People Mover (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Insider (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Driver (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
 1976 Voyage of the Damned (conductor - uncredited)
 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 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series) (composer - 22 episodes)
- Bounty Hunter (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Coffin for Starsky (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Running (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- JoJo (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Omaha Tiger (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
 1975-1976 Bronk (TV Series) (composer - 24 episodes)
- The Vigilante (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Death with Honor (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Ordeal (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Vengeance (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Jailbreak (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
 1969-1976 Medical Center (TV Series) (composer - 170 episodes)
- If Wishes Were Horses (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Happy State of Depression (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Major Annie, MD (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Life, Death and Mrs. Armbruster (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Touch of Sight (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974-1976 Petrocelli (TV Series) (composer - 44 episodes)
- Shadow of a Doubt (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Jubilee Jones (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Pay Off (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Deadly Journey (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Six Strings of Guilt (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
  Mannix (TV Series) (composer - 197 episodes, 1967 - 1975) (conductor - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1974)
- Hardball (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- Search for a Dead Man (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- Design for Dying (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- Bird of Prey: Part 2 (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- Bird of Prey: Part 1 (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974 Planet of the Apes (TV Series) (composer - 11 episodes)
- The Liberator (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Up Above the World So High (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Cure (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Tyrant (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Interrogation (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
 1973 Egan (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1973 Enter the Dragon (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
  Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (composer - 158 episodes, 1966 - 1973) (conductor - 1 episode, 1971)
- Imitation (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Western (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Pendulum (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Speed (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Fighter (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
  The Partners (TV Series) (theme - 2 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (composer - 2 episodes, 1971 - 1972)
- The 217 in 402 (1972) ... (theme)
- They Steal Cars, Don't They? (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- North Is Now South (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- To Catch a Crooke (1971) ... (theme)
 1971 Here's Lucy (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Lucy and Mannix Are Held Hostage (1971) ... (composer: "Mannix" theme - uncredited)
 1971 Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (musical director - uncredited)
 1971 THX 1138 (conductor - uncredited)
 1970-1971 The Young Lawyers (TV Series) (composer - 9 episodes)
- The Whimper of Whipped Dogs (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Down at the House of Truth, Visiting (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Outspoken Silence (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Legal Maneuver (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Remember Chris Gately? (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
 1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row (conductor - uncredited)
 1970 WUSA (conductor)
 1970 Kelly's Heroes (conductor - uncredited)
 1970 Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (musical director)
 1969-1970 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- How Do You Know If It's Really Love? (1970) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- Who Pulled the Blues Right Out of the Horn (1969) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1969 Che! (conductor)
 1968 The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (TV Series documentary) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Conshelf Adventure ... (conductor)
 1968 Bullitt (conductor - uncredited)
 1968 Sol Madrid (conductor - uncredited)
 1967 The Fox (conductor)
 1966-1967 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- The Long Chase (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Slight Family Trait (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Hot Place to Die (1967) ... (composer: theme music)
- To Bell T.H.E. Cat (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1967 The Spy in the Green Hat (composer: additional music - uncredited)
  The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (music arranger - 30 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (composer - 2 episodes, 1965 - 1966)
- The Concrete Overcoat Affair: Part II (1966) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Indian Affairs Affair (1966) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Minus-X Affair (1966) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Bat Cave Affair (1966) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Round Table Affair (1966) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
 1966 Way... Way Out (conductor)
 1966 Blue Light (TV Series) (composer - 17 episodes)
- The Friendly Enemy (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- Field of Dishonor (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Key to the Code (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Other Fuhrer (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Deserters (1966) ... (composer: theme music)
 1965 The Liquidator (conductor)
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Enough La Boheme for Everybody (1965) ... (composer: additional music)
- Some Doors Are Slamming (1965) ... (composer: additional music)
 1965 Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1965 Once a Thief (conductor)
 1964 Joy House (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1964 Rhino! (conductor)
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Other Works:

Unused score: Jinxed! (1982). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

[on his rejected score for The Exorcist (1973)] What happened is that the director, William Friedkin, hired me to write the music for the trailer, six minutes were recorded for the Warner's edition of the trailer. The people who saw the trailer reacted against the film, because the scenes were heavy and frightening, so most of them went to the toilet to vomit. The trailer was terrific, but the ... See more »

Trivia:

Bruce Lee personally chose him to score Enter the Dragon (1973). Upon their lunch meeting, Lee told him that he worked out to the soundtrack from Mission: Impossible (1966). See more »

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Cancer

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