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Randy Newman was born on November 28, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Randall Stuart Newman. He is known for his work on The Princess and the Frog (2009), Toy Story (1995) and Monk (2002). He has been married to Gretchen Preece since 1990. They have two children. He was previously married to Roswitha Schmale. See full bio »

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The Princess and the Frog Music Department
Toy Story Music Department
Monk Music Department
Toy Story 3 Music Department


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 2021 Monsters at Work (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to Monsters, Incorporated (2021) ... (composer: Monsters Inc. opening credits and logos)
 2019 Marriage Story (conductor) / (musical director)
 2019 Toy Story 4 (conductor)
 2017 The Meyerowitz Stories (music performed by)
 2013 Monsters University (conductor) / (score orchestrator)
 2010 Toy Story 3 (conductor) / (orchestrator)
  Monk (TV Series) (composer - 96 episodes, 2003 - 2009) (performer - 66 episodes, 2005 - 2009)
- Mr. Monk and the End: Part 2 (2009) ... (composer: "It's a Jungle Out There") / (composer: "When I Am Gone") / (performer: "It's a Jungle Out There") / (performer: "When I Am Gone")
- Mr. Monk and the End: Part 1 (2009) ... (composer: "It's a Jungle Out There") / (performer: "It's a Jungle Out There")
- Mr. Monk and the Badge (2009) ... (composer: "It's a Jungle Out There") / (performer: "It's a Jungle Out There")
- Mr. Monk Is the Best Man (2009) ... (composer: "It's a Jungle Out There") / (performer: "It's a Jungle Out There")
- Mr. Monk Goes Camping (2009) ... (composer: "It's a Jungle Out There") / (performer: "It's a Jungle Out There")
 2009 The Princess and the Frog (conductor) / (orchestrator) / (original songs by) / (score producer)
 2008 Leatherheads (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2006 Cars (conductor)
 2003 Seabiscuit (orchestrator)
 2001 Monsters, Inc. (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 2000 Meet the Parents (orchestrator)
 2000 The Road to El Dorado (conductor - uncredited)
 1999 Toy Story 2 (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1997 Air Force One (composer: unused music - uncredited)
 1997 Cats Don't Dance (songs)
 1996 Michael (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1996 Disney's Animated Storybook: Toy Story (Video Game) (composer: original Toy Story music and score)
 1996 James and the Giant Peach (orchestrator) / (original songs)
 1995 Toy Story (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator) / (song rhythm section musician: piano - uncredited)
 1994 George Marshall & the American Century (TV Movie documentary) (composer: additional music: songs by)
 1993 Super Mario Bros. (conductor - uncredited)
  Cop Rock (TV Series) (theme written and performed by - 10 episodes, 1990) (composer - 1 episode, 1990)
- Bang the Potts Slowly (1990) ... (theme written and performed by)
- No Noose Is Good Noose (1990) ... (theme written and performed by)
- Marital Blitz (1990) ... (theme written and performed by)
- Potts Don't Fail Me Now (1990) ... (theme written and performed by)
- Cop-a-Felliac (1990) ... (theme written and performed by)
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1986 Three Amigos! (songs: music and lyrics by)
 1985 Huey Long (Documentary) (composer: additional music)
 1985 The Care Bears Movie (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1970 Performance (music conductor)
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(November 10 to December 19, 2010) He was composer and lyricist for the musical, "Harps and Angels," in a world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Jack Viertel was developer. Jerry Zaks was director. Warren Carlyle was stage director. See more »

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6 Interviews | 7 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)


Gretchen Preece  (2 children) | See more »


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Joey Newman (cousin) | See more »

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I do movies because I love writing for orchestra though it scares me and the money is good. I can't make a living doing just albums, times are difficult now for geriatric artists. See more »


Aspires to be portrayed or spoofed in The Simpsons (1989). In fact he was, in The Simpsons: Angry Dad: The Movie (2011). See more »


Frequent composer for Pixar films (Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Cars (2006), Toy Story 3 (2010), Monsters University (2013)) See more »


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