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Michael Whalen (II)

Two-time Emmy® award-winner, BMI award winner and Emmy® nominated composer and music supervisor, Michael Whalen, is a veteran of 700 TV and film scores, thousands of commercials and numerous TV themes and corporate identity pieces. Recent projects include the feature films "Veronika Decides to Die" (Sarah Michelle Gellar, Melissa Leo), "Somewhere ... See full bio »
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Veronika Decides to Die
What's Eating Dad?
The Oprah Winfrey Show
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 2017 Sure-Fire (Short) (post-production)
 2014 Preserving Grace (Short)
 2014 Suriname Gold (Short)
 2014 What's Eating Dad? (Short)
 2013/II Beautiful (Short)
 2013 Episodic (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Transition (2013) ... (original music by)
 2012 Brothers on the Line (Documentary)
 2011 Saving Face (Short)
 2011/I Cargo
 2010 Branches (Short)
 2010 Etta, Kit, and Grace (Video short)
 2010 Sami's Cock (Short)
 2010/I Transition (Short)
 2010 Naked Science (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2009 Hit to Right
 2009 Dinosaurs Decoded (TV Movie documentary)
 2009 Speaking of Baghdad (Documentary short)
 2009 Veronika Decides to Die (2014 USA version)
 2008 The Future Is Wild and the Making of Spore (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 Armageddon - Der Einschlag (TV Series documentary) (music by)
 2007 2057 (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The City (2007) ... (original score music)
- The Body (2007) ... (original score music)
- The World (2007) ... (original score music)
 2006 Red Velvet (Documentary) (original music by)
 2006 Happy Trails (Short)
 2006 Assignment Discovery (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2006 No Oxygen (Short)
 2006 Prophets of Science Fiction (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 Alaska (Short)
 2006/II The Photographer (Short)
 2005 Yours Always, Sam (Short)
 2005 The Hunter (Short)
 2005 The Challenge of Freedom (TV Movie documentary)
 1997-2005 Nature (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Violent Hawaii (2005)
 2004 Hitler's Lost Plan (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 The Aggie (Short)
 2004 Dark Roasted Death (Short)
 2004 Ode to Elaina (Short)
 2004 Burma's Forbidden Island (TV Movie documentary)
 1999-2003 Nova (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Surviving AIDS (1999)
 2003 Trouble in Paradise (Short)
 2002 Mind vs. Body (Short)
 2002 George's Dilemma (Short)
 1999-2002 National Geographic Explorer (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 2002 Air Force One (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Rumrunners, Moonshiners, & Bootleggers (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Surviving West Point (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- Women Warriors (2002)
- The Shock of War (2002)
- Studying War (2002)
- Put to the Test (2002)
 2001 Born Loser (Short)
 2001 Cubix: Robots for Everyone (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2001 Chasing Destiny (TV Movie)
 2001 The Shape of Life (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Origins (2001)
 2000 Lost Liners (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 Mulligan
 2000 Inside the Space Station (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 Elephant Power (Documentary) (original music by)
 2000 Modern Marvels (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- The Maginot Line (2000)
 2000 Stolen from the Heart (TV Movie)
 2000 95 Worlds and Counting (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 In Search of Liberty Bell 7 (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 Deep Inside the Titanic (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Out of the Box (TV Series)
 1998 Hubble: Secrets from Space (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Titanic: Anatomy of a Disaster (Documentary)
 1997 Innovation (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Ingrid Bergman Remembered (TV Movie documentary) (music by)
 1996 Titanic: The Investigation Begins (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Idols of the Game (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1995 Biography (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1995 People in Motion: Redesigning the Human Machine (TV Movie documentary)
 1994 It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein (TV Movie documentary)
 1994 A Gray Matter
 1993 Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
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He is also a noted producer & songwriter having worked with Stephen Sondheim, Jim Brickman Oscar winners Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Don Black and many others. See more »


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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The path to uniqueness is the loneliest road of all See more »


Released his first EP featuring him as a vocalist. The recording is entitled "The Road of Ghosts". See more »


Soaring romantic melodies... likes piano, orchestra and percussion



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