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Simon was born in London, England. His parents were Julie Cowell and Eric Cowell. Cowell started his career in the music industry working in the mailroom at EMI Music Publishing. He worked as a record producer, talent scout and consultant within the music industry before becoming a judge on the hit British TV show Pop Idol and its U.S. counterpart,... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2004-2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (composer - 68 episodes)
- Finals Results (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Finals (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Results Show 9 (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Show 9 (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Results Show 8 (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
 2009-2012 The Xtra Factor (TV Series) (composer - 62 episodes)
- Finals Results (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Finals (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Results Show 9 (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Show 9 (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Results Show 8 (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
 2011-2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (composer - 56 episodes)
- Live Decider 6 (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Show 6 (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Decider 5 (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Show 5 (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Decider 4 (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
 2011-2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (composer - 22 episodes)
- Judge's House #3: Part 2 - Top 16 Chosen (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Season Finale, Part 2 of 2 (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Season Finale, Part 1 of 2 (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Results Show #8 (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
- Live Performance Show #8 (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
 2011 The X Factor Digital Experience (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 2010/I X Factor (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 2006 The X Factor: Battle of the Stars (TV Movie) (composer: title music)
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[2003] Wrote the book "I Don't Mean to Be Rude, But...: Backstage Gossip from American Idol & the Secrets that Can Make You a Star", which was one part biography, one part helpful guide to those trying to get into the music business. See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 21 Articles | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Simon Cowel | Simon


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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Freedom of the press is a good thing. See more »


When living in Elstree as a boy, he rubbed shoulders with Roger Moore, Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Bette Davis and Maureen O'Hara. He even sat on Davis' knee while she learned her lines. Moore used to invite the Cowells to see the filming of The Saint (1962). See more »


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