No photo available. Represent Ben Weisman? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 388,116 this week

Ben Weisman (1921–2007)

Trivia:

He was a music director in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. See more trivia »

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ben Weisman.

User Polls

Known For

Filmography

Jump to: Soundtrack | Composer
Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (53 credits)
 2014 Krueger: The Slasher from Elm Street (Short) (writer: "It Feels So Right")
 2012 Timeshift (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The British Army of the Rhine (2012) ... (writer: "Wooden Heart" - uncredited)
 2012 Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (writer: "Got A Lot o' Livin' to Do")
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kupale (2012) ... (writer: "Rock-a-Hula Baby" from tt0054692)
 2011/I Limitless (writer: "Lonely Blue Boy")
 2009 Elvis: Love Me Tender - The Love Songs (Video documentary) (writer: "As Long As I Have You")
 2007 Elvis: #1 Hit Performances (Video) (writer: "Wooden Heart", "Rock-a-Hula Baby")
 2007 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (Documentary) (writer: "Crawfish")
 2005 Elvis: The Last 24 Hours (TV Movie) (writer: "Fame and Fortune")
 2004 Elvis Has Left the Building (writer: "Follow That Dream")
 2002 Punch-Drunk Love (writer: "Danny (Lonely Blue Boy)")
 2002 The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part II: 1962-1969 (Video documentary) (writer: "Follow That Dream")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Rock-a-Hula Baby")
 1998 Dark City (writer: "The Night Has 1000 Eyes")
 1996 Jerry Maguire (writer: "Pocketful of Rainbows")
 1995 Crossroads of Laredo (Short) (lyrics: "Crossroads of Laredo")
 1995 Se7en (writer: "In the Beginning")
 1995 Blue in the Face (performer: "Beyond The Realm" - as Mad Professor)
 1992 Jersey Girl (performer: "YOUR LOVE") / (writer: "YOUR LOVE")
 1981 This Is Elvis ("As Long As I Have You", "Rock-A-Hula Baby")
 1978 Death on the Nile (writer: "Frankie and Johnny" - uncredited)
 1977 The Story of Elvis Presley (Documentary) (writer: "Fame and Fortune")
 1975 Sammy and Company (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1975) ... (writer: "I Love Making Love to You" - uncredited)
 1974 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Film Time at the Natural Film Theatre (1974) ... (writer: "Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn)")
 1973 L'Amour (lyrics: "Theme from L'Amour") / (music: "Theme from L'Amour")
 1969 Change of Habit (music: "Change of Habit", "Let Us Pray")
 1969 The Trouble with Girls (writer: "Signs of the Zodiac" - uncredited)
 1968 Stay Away, Joe (writer: "Stay Away, Joe", "All I Needed Was the Rain" (uncredited))
 1967 Peggio per me... meglio per te (writer: "Wooden Heart" - as Neisman)
 1967 Clambake (writer: "Clambake", "How Can You Lose What You Never Had")
 1967 Double Trouble (writer: "There's So Much World To See", "It Won't Be Long" - uncredited)
 1967 Easy Come, Easy Go (writer: "Easy Come, Easy Go")
 1966 Spinout (writer: "I'll Be Back" - uncredited)
 1966 Hold On! (writer: "Make Me Happy", "The George and Dragon", "Got A Feeling", "We Want You, Herman", "Wild Love", "Gotta Get Away")
 1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style (writer: "A Dog's Life")
 1966 Frankie and Johnny (writer: "Chesay", "Frankie and Johnny", "Hard Luck" - uncredited)
 1965 When the Boys Meet the Girls ("Mail Call")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.35 (1965) ... (writer: "Show Me the Way")
 1965 Tickle Me (writer: "It Feels So Right", "Slowly But Surely")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.34 (1965) ... (writer: "Wooden Heart", "Crawfish")
- Episode #1.28 (1965) ... (writer: "Do the Clam")
 1965 Girl Happy (writer: "Do The Clam", "Cross My Heart and Hope to Die" - uncredited)
 1964 Roustabout (writer: "It's Carnival Time")
 1963 Fun in Acapulco (writer: "Fun In Acapulco")
 1963 It Happened at the World's Fair (writer: "Beyond the Bend", "Happy Ending" - uncredited)
 1962 Kid Galahad (writer: "This Is Living", "Riding the Rainbow", "I Got Lucky")
 1962 Follow That Dream (as Bernie Weisman, "Follow That Dream")
 1961 Blue Hawaii (writer: "Almost Always True", "Rock-a-Hula Baby", "Moonlight Swim")
 1961 Wild in the Country (writer: "I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell", "In My Way" - uncredited)
 1960 G.I. Blues (writer: "Wooden Heart", "Pocketful Of Rainbows")
 1960 Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley (TV Special) (writer: "Fame and Fortune")
 1958 King Creole (writer: "Crawfish", "Don't Ask Me Why", "As Long As I Have You")
 1957 Jailhouse Rock (writer: "Don't Leave Me Now" - uncredited)
 1957 Loving You (writer: "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do")
Show Show Composer (2 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | See more »
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I approached writing for Elvis differently than I did for any other artist. The songs had to have a combination of blues, country, rock and pop...With each new Elvis movie, more of my songs were being recorded...I was becoming the only songwriter to have so many songs recorded by him.

Trivia:

He was sent a script for the movie "Jailhouse Rock" and asked to write a song for it. He didn't even meet Presley until the following year. See more »

Nickname:

The Mad Professor

Star Sign:

Scorpio

Message Boards

Discuss Ben Weisman on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page