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John Debney


John Debney's career seemed destined for Hollywood, the son of Disney Studios producer Louis Debney, John grew up in nearby Glendale, California where he got early inspiration for film and music growing up on the Disney Studio lot. The child of two musicians, John showed an early aptitude for music and began guitar lessons at age six, later ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book Music Department
(2016)
The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman Music Department
(2017)
The Passion of the Christ
The Passion of the Christ Music Department
(2004)
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2 Music Department
(2010)

Filmography

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 2018 Beirut (orchestrator)
 2017 The Greatest Showman (conductor)
  Doctor Who Online Adventures (TV Series short) (title music arranger - 40 episodes, 2012 - 2015) (arrangement by - 6 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Dark Shadow: Part 2 (2017) ... (arrangement by)
- Dark Shadow: Part 1 (2016) ... (arrangement by)
- Nightmare on the Boulevard: Part 2 (2016) ... (arrangement by)
- Nightmare on the Boulevard: Part 1 (2016) ... (arrangement by)
- The Silent Doll: Part 1 (2016) ... (arrangement by)
 2016 Ice Age: Collision Course (conductor) / (orchestrator) / (score producer)
 2016 The Jungle Book (conductor)
 2015 Careful What You Wish For (composer: theme music)
 2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2014 The Road Within (composer: theme music)
 2013 Bonnie & Clyde (TV Mini-Series) (soundtrack album producer - 2 episodes)
- Part 2 (2013) ... (soundtrack album producer - uncredited)
- Part 1 (2013) ... (soundtrack album producer - uncredited)
 2011-2013 Supah Ninjas (TV Series) (composer - 18 episodes)
- The End of the Ninja (2013) ... (composer: main theme)
- Shadow Fly (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- Flint Forster (2013) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Con Man (2013) ... (composer: main theme)
- Ishina (2011) ... (composer: theme music)
 2012 Hatfields & McCoys (TV Mini-Series) (score producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (score producer)
 2012 The Three Stooges (conductor - uncredited)
 2012/I A Thousand Words (conductor)
 2011/I No Strings Attached (conductor)
 2010 Machete (musician: Chingon band)
 2010 Iron Man 2 (musician: electric guitar)
 2010/I Valentine's Day (conductor)
 2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie (conductor)
 2008 The Seed (Short) (music editor)
 2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (composer: additional music) / (conductor)
 2008 Meet Dave (conductor)
 2008 Swing Vote (conductor)
 2007 Big Stan (composer: themes)
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (composer: additional music)
 2006 Idlewild (conductor)
 2006 Barnyard (conductor)
 2006 The Ant Bully (conductor)
 2005 Zathura: A Space Adventure (conductor - uncredited)
 2005 Chicken Little (conductor)
 2005 Venom (composer: themes)
 2005 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (composer: theme music)
 2005 Duma (music programmer: synthesizer and percussion)
 2005 Sin City (conductor)
 2004 Christmas with the Kranks (conductor - uncredited)
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (composer: additional music)
 2004 The Passion of the Christ (soundtrack producer - uncredited)
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (composer: additional music)
 2003 Elf (conductor - uncredited)
 2003 Malibu's Most Wanted (composer: themes)
 2002 Christmas Rush (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 2002 HBO First Look (TV Series documentary short) (musician - 1 episode)
 2002 Swimfan (composer: music themes)
 2002 Hobbs End (Video) (composer: theme by)
 2002 Dragonfly (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 2001 The Princess Diaries (conductor - uncredited)
 2001 Heartbreakers (conductor) / (music producer: score)
 2001 See Spot Run (music score producer)
 2000 G-Saviour (TV Movie) (composer: theme)
 2000 The Emperor's New Groove (conductor) / (score producer)
 2000 The Replacements (conductor)
 2000 Relative Values (conductor)
 1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas (score conductor)
 1998 Paulie (conductor - uncredited)
 1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer (conductor)
 1996-1997 The Cape (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Mir, Mir Off the Wall: Part 2 (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Astronaut Formerly Known as Prince (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Accusation (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
 1997 Liar Liar (conductor)
 1997 The Relic (conductor)
 1996 The Lazarus Man (TV Series) (composer - 20 episodes)
- Quality of the Enemy (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
- Shadow (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Sheriff (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Penance (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Hold-Up (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
 1996 The Pretender (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1996 Carpool (conductor - uncredited) / (synthesizer programming)
 1996 Doctor Who (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited)
 1993-1996 Sisters (TV Series) (composer - 74 episodes)
- War and Peace: Part 2 (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
- War and Peace: Part 1 (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
- Taking a Gamble (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
- Housecleaning (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
- Nothing Personal (1996) ... (composer: theme music)
 1996 Getting Away with Murder (orchestrator)
 1995 Sudden Death (conductor)
 1993-1995 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series) (composer - 40 episodes)
- Brave New World (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
- Blindsided (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
- Splashdown (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Siamese Dream (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
- Dagger Redux (1995) ... (composer: theme music)
 1995 Runaway Brain (Short) (conductor)
 1995 In Pursuit of Honor (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1994 Little Giants (conductor)
 1994 Pop Quiz (TV Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.7 (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
 1993 Against the Grain (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- Two Minute Drill (1993) ... (composer: theme music)
- Don't Be a Stranger (1993) ... (composer: theme music)
- Respect (1993) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Buck Stops... There (1993) ... (composer: theme music)
- Pilot (1993) ... (composer: theme music)
 1993 Hocus Pocus (conductor) / (music producer)
 1993 Class of '61 (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1992 Freshman Dorm (TV Series) (composer - 5 episodes)
- My Boyfriend's Back (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Scarlett Letter (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Last Sonnet (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sex, Truth and Theatre (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
- Pilot (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
 1989-1992 The Young Riders (TV Series) (composer - 67 episodes)
- 'Til Death Do Us Part: Part 2 (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
- 'Til Death Do Us Part: Part 1 (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Debt (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
- Lessons Learned (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Sacrifice (1992) ... (composer: theme music)
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- The Buster Bunny Bunch (1990) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
- The Wheel O' Comedy (1990) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1990 Jetsons: The Movie (conductor)
 1990 The Yum Yums: The Day Things Went Sour (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1989 Captain Power: The Beginning (TV Movie) (music coordinator - as John Denby)
 1988 The New Yogi Bear Show (TV Series) (composer: main title music - 1988)
 1987 DTV Monster Hits (TV Movie) (composer: additional music)
 1987 The Mother Goose Video Treasury (Video short) (musical director)
 1987 Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (TV Series) (conductor)
 1979-1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Great Moments in Disney Animation (1987) ... (composer: additional music)
- Baseball Fever (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
 1986 Fortune Dane (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Fortune Dane (1986) ... (composer: additional music)
 1986 DTV Valentine (TV Movie) (soundtrack)
 1984-1986 The Disney Family Album (TV Series documentary) (composer - 15 episodes)
- The Storymen (1986) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Milottes and the Beebes (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- Annette Funicello (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- Ollie Johnston (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- Golden Horseshoe Revue (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
 1985 Dumbo's Circus (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Uncle Lattimer Says "Merci" (1985) ... (musical director)
 1985 Too Smart for Strangers (TV Movie) (music arranger)
 1984 Dragon's Lair (TV Series) (conductor - 2 episodes)
- The Story of Old Alf (1984) ... (conductor)
- Tale of the Enchanted Gift (1984) ... (conductor)
 1983 Backstage at Disney (TV Movie documentary) (conductor)
 1983 A Disney Christmas Gift (TV Special) (composer: additional music)
 1983 Welcome to Pooh Corner (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- Pooh Goes Boom ... (musical director)
- The Great Outdoors ... (musical director)
 1982 A Walt Disney Christmas (Video) (composer: additional music)
 1980 The Kids Who Knew Too Much (TV Movie) (writer: theme Song "Disney's Wonderful World")
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Personal Details

Official Sites:

Facebook | John Debney Productions

Alternate Names:

John Denby

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I hate, hate being on a movie set. It takes about 5 hours just to light the thing.

Trivia:

Graduated from The California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Music Composition (1978). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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