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Karl Jenkins was born on February 17, 1944 in Penclawdd, Wales as Karl William Pamp Jenkins. See full bio »

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 2016 Zoolander 2 (writer: "Here I Come" - as Karl Jenkins)
 2015 Creed (writer: "The Fire")
 2013 Grudge Match (writer: "Here I Come")
 2010 Step Up 3D (writer: "Here I Come")
 2010 The Karate Kid (writer: "Here I Come")
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Top Four Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Dies Irae")
- Top 10 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Dies Irae")
 2008 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Round 2 (2008) ... (music: "Palladio, first movement" - uncredited)
 2007 Superbad (writer: "Here I Come")
 2007 Stomp the Yard (writer: "In the Music")
 2005 Block Party (Documentary) (writer: "Boom")
 2001 Dying to Dance (TV Movie) ("Adiemus III [Dance of Time]")
 1999 The Hurricane (writer: "The Hurricane")
 1997 Great Romances of the 20th Century: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (TV Short documentary) (music: "Romanza" - uncredited)
 1996 Testament: The Bible in Animation (TV Series) (writer - 9 episodes)
- David and Saul (1996) ... (writer: "Adiemus")
- Daniel (1996) ... (writer: "Adiemus")
- Joseph (1996) ... (writer: "Adiemus")
- Abraham (1996) ... (writer: "Adiemus")
- Creation and the Flood (1996) ... (writer: "Adiemus")
 1984 Chocky (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (music: "Glider" - uncredited)
 1976 Land of the Minotaur (music: "The Devil's Men")
 1973 Full House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 February 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Fanfare" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Also known for music for commercials for: Delta Air Lines,Levi's, Speedo, Jaguar, and Pepsi. Co- Wrote (with Jody K Jenkins) the music for commercials for Samsung Electronics, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and the BMW C1. See more »

Alternate Names:

Soft Machine

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Personal Quote:

[on occasionally facing criticism for his style of composition] I am not remotely bothered by it. Someone once said I write spiritual music for secular people, and it was meant to be an insult. But for me that's a compliment. I just want as many people to listen to what I compose as possible. I get letters from people every day telling me my music has helped them. See more »


Llanrhidian, Swansea, Wales See more »


Welsh Composer

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