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Vangelis


Vangelis is a composer and performer who works almost exclusively with electronic instruments. He is probably most well known for his Chariots of Fire (1981) and Blade Runner (1982) soundtracks or for the tracks used in the Cosmos (1980) television series. He has been involved in many musical collaborations, most famously with Jon Anderson. See full bio »
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Known For

Collateral
Collateral Soundtrack
(2004)
Madagascar
Madagascar Soundtrack
(2005)
Bruce Almighty
Bruce Almighty Soundtrack
(2003)
Stranger Than Fiction
(2006)

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 2017 Cannonball (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2017 Captain Jokes Parrot's Disaster of the Caribbean (TV Movie) ("Conquest of Paradise")
 2014-2017 Jmenuju Se Martin (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Nové úzasné trendy (2017) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
- Ocekávání vs. Realita: Léto (2014) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2014-2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Vin Diesel/Shaquille O'Neal/Pitbull feat. Stephen Marley (2017) ... (writer: "Theme from 'Chariots of Fire'" - uncredited)
- Sting & Mylène Farmer/Eva Longoria (2015) ... (writer: "Theme from 'Chariots of Fire'" - uncredited)
- Jason Segel/Steve Harvey/Alicia Keys (2014) ... (writer: "Theme from 'Chariots of Fire'")
 2017 2 Broke Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- And the Alley-Oops (2017) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2016 Final Score (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #16.17 (2016) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2016 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 October 2016 (2016) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire - Titles" - uncredited)
 2016 Lorraine (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 18 October 2016 (2016) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
  Sounds of the 80s (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Sporting 80s Special with Kriss Akabusi (2016) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2016 Stranger Things (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chapter Seven: The Bathtub (2016) ... (performer: "Fields of Coral")
 2016 GoGoManTV (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dvaja blázni! - Taipei Vlog 1 (2016) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire Theme")
 2016 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.5 (2016) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2016 The Goldbergs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Edward 'Eddie the Eagle' Edwards (2016) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2015 Kovy (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Kdo z nás... (2015) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire Theme")
- Zpátky do skoly?! (2015) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire Theme")
  Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- 2015: Auditions 3 (2015) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
  Los nuevos y clásicos bloopers (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Episode dated 4 March 2014 (2014) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2013 Brows Held High (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cloud Atlas: Part 1 (2013) ... (writer: "Score to Blade Runner")
 2013 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Happy Days #2 (2013) ... ("Neranzula")
  Willkommen Österreich (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #1.187 (2012) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.44 (2008) ... (performer: "Conquest of Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Conquest of Paradise" - uncredited)
 2012 The Cinema Snob (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Goldengirl (2012) ... ("Chariots of Fire", uncredited)
 2012 London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (TV Special) (music: "Chariots of Fire")
 1999-2012 Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Donna Summer (2012) ... (writer: "State of Independence")
- Episode dated 20 October 1999 (1999) ... (writer: "I'll Find My Way Home")
 2012 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.4 (2012) ... (writer: "Conquest of Paradise")
 2012 Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Short Story About Love (2012) ... (performer: "The Friends of Mr. Cairo")
 2011 Gent de paraula (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (2011) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.39 (2011) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
  Rude Tube (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011)
- Rude Zoo (2011) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
- Total Stunts (2010) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.31 (2011) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2011 Parks and Recreation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Go Big or Go Home (2011) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2010 Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Zeus and Roxanne (2010) ... (music: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010) (writer - 2 episodes, 2010)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
- Greatest Sporting Anthems (2010) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 2010 The Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Average Rules (2010) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
  Wir sind Kaiser (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #4.4 (2009) ... (performer: "Conquest of Paradise") / (writer: "Conquest of Paradise")
 2009 Chart show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (lyrics: "Giati horis esena")
 2009 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.4 (2009) ... (writer: "One More Kiss, Dear")
  The Real Hustle (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #6.4 (2008) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
  Ashes to Ashes (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... (performer: "I Hear You Now" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Hear You Now" - uncredited)
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2007) ... (performer: "Chariots Of Fire" - uncredited)
 2007 Land der Berge (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Davos Is Davos, aber Mürzzuschlag is a wos! (2007) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #3.6 ... ("Chariots of Fire", uncredited)
 2001 Copperfield: Tornado of Fire (TV Special) (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (producer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 1999 Hooves of Fire (TV Short) (music: "Chariots of Fire")
  Will & Grace (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Alley Cats (1999) ... (performer: "Chariots Of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots Of Fire" - uncredited)
  Projekt X (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Warum sind die Kinder manchmal so schlimm in der Schule? (1998) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
  Frau Pepi und die Buben (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... (performer: "Conquest of Paradise") / (writer: "Conquest of Paradise")
  The Nanny (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1995) (writer - 1 episode, 1995)
- Lamb Chop's on the Menu (1995) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
  Monte Video (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Urlaub (1994) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
  Bassie en Adriaan en de reis vol verrassingen (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1994) (writer - 3 episodes, 1994)
- Een grote verrassing (1994) ... (performer: "Kinematic", "Other Side of Antarctica", "Theme from Antarctica") / (writer: "Kinematic", "Other Side of Antarctica", "Theme from Antarctica")
- Bassie als regenmaker (1994) ... (performer: "Theme from Antarctica") / (writer: "Theme from Antarctica")
- De 3e van 26 (1994) ... (performer: "Antarctic Echoes") / (writer: "Antarctic Echoes")
  Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1992)
- Thanks for the Memories (1992) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
  Bassie en Adriaan en de geheimzinnige opdracht (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1992) (writer - 2 episodes, 1992)
- Onder water op een droge plaats (1992) ... (performer: "Life of Antarctica") / (writer: "Life of Antarctica")
- Op 42.195 meter (1992) ... (performer: "Memory of Antarctica", "Kinematic") / (writer: "Memory of Antarctica", "Kinematic")
 1991 Celeste (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... (music: "12 O'Clock" - uncredited)
 1991 Married with Children (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All-Nite Security Dude (1991) ... (writer: "Chariots Of Fire")
 1991 The Challengers (TV Movie) (writer: "I'LL FIND MY WAY HOME", "ANTARCTICA - ECHOES")
  Bassie en Adriaan en het geheim van de schatkaart (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1987) (writer - 1 episode, 1987)
- Het gestolen schilderij (1987) ... (performer: "Pulstar") / (writer: "Pulstar")
  Unser Auto wird 100 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Geht es auch ohne? (1985) ... (performer: "Nucleogenesis (Part One)") / (writer: "Nucleogenesis (Part One)")
 1984 The Magic of David Copperfield VI: Floating Over the Grand Canyon (TV Special) (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (producer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
 1984 Riptide (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hatchet Job (1984) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire" - uncredited)
 1983 Donna Summer: A Hot Summer Night (TV Movie) (writer: "State of Independence")
  Bassie en Adriaan en de huilende professor (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1982) (writer - 2 episodes, 1982)
- De verwisseling (1982) ... (performer: "Spiral") / (writer: "Spiral")
- De schuilplaats van de professor (1982) ... (performer: "Spiral") / (writer: "Spiral")
 1982 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Creation of Venus (1982) ... (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 7 episodes, 1980 - 1982) (writer - 5 episodes, 1980 - 1982) (music - 1 episode, 1980)
- Episode dated 21 January 1982 (1982) ... (performer: "I'll Find My Way Home") / (writer: "I'll Find My Way Home")
- Episode dated 7 January 1982 (1982) ... (performer: "I'll Find My Way Home")
- Episode dated 17 December 1981 (1981) ... (performer: "I'll Find My Way Home") / (writer: "I'll Find My Way Home")
- Episode dated 28 May 1981 (1981) ... (performer: "Chariots of Fire") / (writer: "Chariots of Fire")
- Episode dated 15 February 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "I Hear You Now") / (writer: "I Hear You Now")
 1980 The Old Grey Whistle Test (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 13 December 1980 (1980) ... (writer: "I Hear Your Now")
  Cosmos (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 1980) (writer - 2 episodes, 1980)
- One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue (1980) ... (performer: "Heaven and Hell (Part One) - Movement 3", "Entends-tu les chiens aboyer? - Mvmt. 1", "Himalaya", "Alpha", "Comet 16" - uncredited) / (writer: "Heaven and Hell (Part One) - Movement 3", "Entends-tu les chiens aboyer? - Mvmt. 1", "Himalaya", "Alpha", "Comet 16" - uncredited)
- The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean (1980) ... (performer: "Heaven and Hell (Part One) - Movement 3", "Création du Monde", "Comet 16" - uncredited) / (writer: "Heaven and Hell (Part One) - Movement 3", "Création du Monde", "Comet 16" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Collaborations with Jon Anderson: Short Stories, The Friends of Mr. Cairo (1981), Private Collections, Page of Life (1991), Chronicles (1994) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Aphrodite's Child | also Vangelis Kalafatis | Vangiles Papathalnassiou | Vangelis Papathanasiou | Vangelis Papathanassiou | Jon and Vangelis
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Well I think that technology and music have always been together and I think music is science anyway. See more »

Trivia:

He has composed The Official FIFA World Cup 2002 Anthem. See more »

Trademark:

Electronic music in an orchestral style

Star Sign:

Aries

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