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Morton Stevens (I) (1929–1991)


Mort Stevens got his start in the 1950s as Sammy Davis Jr.'s arranger and conductor. He then went into composing various scores for network television, as well as becoming music supervisor for CBS in the 1960s. His many fine television scores include, "Hawaii Five-O" (Emmy winner), "Police Woman" and "Gunsmoke." He also scored some mini-series, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Hawaii Five-O Music Department
(1968-1980)
Friday Night Lights Soundtrack
(2004)
50 First Dates Soundtrack
(2004)
(1983)

Filmography

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 2010-2020 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) (composer - 118 episodes)
- He kauwa ke kanaka na ke aloha (2020) ... (composer: Hawaii 5-0 theme)
- He waha kou o ka he'e (2020) ... (composer: Hawaii 5-0 theme)
- I ho'olulu, ho'ohulei 'ia e ka makani (2020) ... (composer: Hawaii 5-0 theme)
- Loa'a pono ka 'iole i ka punana. (2020) ... (composer: Hawaii 5-0 theme)
- Ihea 'oe i ka wa a ka ua e loku ana? (2020) ... (composer: Hawaii 5-0 theme)
 1997 Hawaii Five-O (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series short) (composer - 1 episode)
- Europe in 30 Minutes (1990) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1990 The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (orchestrator)
 1989 Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event (TV Special documentary) (musical director)
 1987 Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood (TV Special documentary) (orchestrator)
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie) (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1981-1982 Code Red (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes)
- Land of Make Believe (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- Trial by Fire (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- Trapped by Time (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- Burnout (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- Revenge (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
 1981 Outland (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
  Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) (composer - 223 episodes, 1969 - 1980) (conductor - 1 episode, 1969) (music supervisor - 1 episode, 1969)
- The Moroville Covenant (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Bird in Hand... (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- Clash of Shadows (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Flight of the Jewels (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Golden Noose (1980) ... (composer: theme music)
 1978 W.E.B. (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- The Great Clowns (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Walk a Velvet Tightrope (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974-1978 Police Woman (TV Series) (composer - 90 episodes)
- Good Old Uncle Ben (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Flip of a Coin (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sweet Kathleen (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Shadow on the Sea (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Battered Teachers (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series) (composer - 11 episodes)
- The Explosives (1976) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Sailplane (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Hunted (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Search (1976) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Hitchhiker (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
 1976 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- The Hawaiian Connection: Part 2 (1976) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Hawaiian Connection: Part 1 (1976) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1975-1976 Matt Helm (TV Series) (composer - 22 episodes)
- Die Once, Die Twice (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
- Panic (1975) ... (composer: score from the episode "Dead Men Talk" - uncredited) / (composer: theme music)
- Murder on the Run (1975) ... (composer: score from the episode "Dead Men Talk" - uncredited) / (composer: theme music)
- Think Murder (1975) ... (composer: score from the episode "Dead Men Talk" - uncredited) / (composer: theme music)
- Double Jeopardy (1975) ... (composer: score from the episode "Dead Men Talk" - uncredited) / (composer: theme music)
 1974-1975 Apple's Way (TV Series) (composer - 28 episodes)
- The Price (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Outing (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Christmas Party (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Outsider (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Apprentice (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974 Where the Lilies Bloom (music supervisor)
 1974 Dr. Max (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1973 Crime Club (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1972 The Family Rico (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1972 Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1972 The Screaming Woman (TV Movie) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1972 Something Evil (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1972 Killer by Night (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1971 The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1971 Mongo's Back in Town (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1971 The Christian Licorice Store (music supervisor - as Mort Stevens)
 1971 The African Elephant (Documentary) (music supervisor)
 1971 Goodbye, Raggedy Ann (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1970-1971 Men at Law (TV Series) (composer - 23 episodes)
- One American (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- This Money Kills Dreams (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Yesterday Is But a Dream (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- The View from the Top (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Let the Dier Beware (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
 1971 Harpy (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1971 A Step Out of Line (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1970 Night Chase (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1970 The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1970 A Man Called Horse (music supervisor)
 1970 Hunters Are for Killing (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
 1970 Sole Survivor (TV Movie) (music supervisor)
  The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (music supervisor - 32 episodes, 1966 - 1969) (composer - 2 episodes, 1969)
- The Night of the Tycoons (1969) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (music supervisor)
- The Night of the Plague (1969) ... (music supervisor)
- The Night of the Diva (1969) ... (music supervisor)
- The Night of the Pistoleros (1969) ... (music supervisor)
- The Night of the Sabatini Death (1969) ... (music supervisor)
 1968 Missy's Men (TV Movie) (music arranger)
  Cimarron Strip (TV Series) (music supervisor - 8 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (conductor - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Greeners (1968) ... (music supervisor)
- Without Honor (1968) ... (music supervisor)
- Big Jessie (1968) ... (music supervisor)
- The Deputy (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- Nobody (1967) ... (music supervisor)
  Gunsmoke (TV Series) (music supervisor - 10 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (conductor - 1 episode, 1967)
- Wonder (1967) ... (conductor)
- The Favor (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- The Returning (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- Fandango (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- Mail Drop (1967) ... (music supervisor)
 1966-1967 Gilligan's Island (TV Series) (music supervisor - 11 episodes)
- It's a Bird, It's a Plane (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- Slave Girl (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- High Man on the Totem Pole (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- Splashdown (1967) ... (music supervisor)
- Gilligan's Personal Magnetism (1967) ... (music supervisor)
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (music arranger - 12 episodes)
- The Odd Man Affair (1965) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Girls of Nazarone Affair (1965) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Gazebo in the Maze Affair (1965) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Never-Never Affair (1965) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The See-Paris-And-Die Affair (1965) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
 1965 Bus Riley's Back in Town (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- One Tiger to a Hill (1964) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1961-1962 87th Precinct (TV Series) (composer - 30 episodes)
- Girl in the Case (1962) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Last Stop (1962) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- New Man in the Precinct (1962) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Ramon (1962) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Idol in the Dust (1962) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1962 Thriller (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Specialists (1962) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1960 Sammy Davis Jr Meets the British (TV Special) (music associate)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Composed "Final Battle" cue for the Sean Connery Science Fiction film, "Outland" (1981) See more »

Alternate Names:

Morty Stevens | Mort Stevens
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Trivia:

Best known as the composer for "Hawaii Five-O," including the series' theme song and especially the track "Call to Danger," which became the "CBS Special Presentation" jingle in the mid-70s while "Hawaii Five-O" was still on the air, and would be used during the mid and late '70s and the '80s. "Call to Danger," and with it the famous "CBS Special Presentation" logo, were retired in 1990. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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