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Dennis Matkosky

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The song "Maniac", which he co-wrote with Michael Sembello, was number 9 on the year-end chart for 1983. See more trivia »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Flashdance
Flashdance Soundtrack
(1983)
American Wedding
American Wedding Soundtrack
(2003)
Tommy Boy
Tommy Boy Soundtrack
(1995)
We Are Your Friends
We Are Your Friends Soundtrack
(2015)

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 2016 Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- ¡Maldito amor! (2016) ... (writer: "Maniac")
  Ferdinando Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2015) (music - 1 episode, 2015)
- Nicole Bahls e Sanderson (2015) ... (lyrics: "Maniac" - uncredited) / (music: "Maniac" - uncredited)
 2015 We Are Your Friends (writer: "I Can Be Somebody")
 2012-2015 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 3 episodes)
- St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr (2015) ... (writer: "Maniac")
- Maniac by Michael Sembello (2014) ... (writer: "Maniac", "Summer Lovers")
- Rico Suave by Gerardo (2012) ... (writer: "Maniac")
 2012 Até que a Sorte nos Separe (writer: "Maniac")
 2012 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Props (2012) ... (writer: "Maniac" - uncredited)
 2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (writer: "Maniac")
 2010 Just Wright (writer: "Maniac")
 2003-2010 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 8 Male Semifinalists Perform (2010) ... (writer: "You'll Think Of Me")
- 10, 9, 8... Ah, You Know How the Rest Goes (2003) ... (writer: "I Need You")
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.117 (2010) ... (writer: "Maniac")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Ten: Finals (2009) ... (writer: "Maniac" - uncredited)
 2009 Dance Flick (writer: "Maniac")
 2008/I Camille (writer: "Whatever We Wanna")
 2008 Hamlet 2 (writer: "Maniac")
 2008 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #4 - Disco (2008) ... (writer: "Maniac")
 2007 The Wager (writer: "Happy")
 2006 A Christmas Wedding (TV Movie) (writer: "Christmas Isn't Christmas Without You")
 2006 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Both of You, Duel Like You Want to Win (2006) ... (writer: "Maniac" - uncredited)
 2005 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 6 (2005) ... (writer: "Maniac")
 2004 Cesko hledá SuperStar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sedmé finále: Filmové písne (2004) ... (writer: "Maniac")
 2003 American Wedding (writer: "Maniac")
 2003 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Finale (2003) ... (writer: "Maniac")
- Mottoshow #7 - Disco und Hits der 70er (2003) ... (writer: "Maniac")
 2001 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mini-Bike (2001) ... (writer: "Maniac" - uncredited)
 1999 Jesus (TV Movie) (writer: "I Need You")
  Pop Up Video (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1998) (music - 1 episode, 1998)
- Movie Magic 1: Movie Theme Songs (1998) ... (lyrics: "Maniac") / (music: "Maniac")
  Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1998) (music - 1 episode, 1998)
- Survivalists (1998) ... (lyrics: "Maniac" - uncredited) / (music: "Maniac" - uncredited)
 1997 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-Annoyed-Grunt-cious (1997) ... (writer: "Maniac")
 1995 Tommy Boy ("Maniac")
 1993 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Day the Earth Froze (1993) ... (writer: "Maniac")
 1992 Night and the City (writer: "Forgiveness", "Deep Water")
 1989 She's Out of Control (writer: "Maniac")
 1989 Tap (writer: "Bad Boy", "Free")
 1988 Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (writer: "Maniac")
 1988 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Secret of My Excess (1988) ... (writer: "Maniac")
 1986 Ratboy (writer: "I Get Mental", "Throw Down")
  Growing Pains (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1986) (music - 1 episode, 1986)
- Jason and the Cruisers (1986) ... (lyrics: "Maniac") / (music: "Maniac")
 1986 Jake Speed (writer: "Maniac" - as D. Matkoski)
 1984 The 56th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Maniac")
 1983-1984 Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- White-Line Warriors (1984) ... (writer: "Maniac")
- Blind Spot (1983) ... (writer: "Maniac")
 1984 Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fame Looks at Music '83 (1984) ... (writer: "Maniac" - uncredited)
  Zeg 'ns Aaa (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1984) (music - 1 episode, 1984)
- Nachtmerries (1984) ... (lyrics: "Maniac" - uncredited) / (music: "Maniac" - uncredited)
 1983 Automan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Staying Alive While Running a High Flashdance Fever (1983) ... (writer: "Maniac")
 1983 D.C. Cab (writer: "Deadline U.S.A.")
 1983 Flashdance (lyrics: "Maniac") / (music: "Maniac")
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