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Harold Faltermeyer


Harold Faltermeyer was born on October 5, 1952 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany as Hans Hugo Harold Faltermeier. He is known for his work on Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Top Gun (1986) and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). He was previously married to Karin Faltermeyer. See full bio »

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(1984)
Top Gun Composer
(1986)
(1987)
The Running Man Composer
(1987)

Filmography

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 2018 BaseBoys (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Kan vi stjæle sangen? Del 2 (2018) ... (music)
- Kan vi stjæle sangen? Del 1 (2018) ... (music)
 2010 Cop Out (music mixer)
 2003 Starlight Express (composer: song "The Race Is On")
 1997 Jack Orlando (Video Game) (music editor) / (music recordist) / (musician: piano, B3 Hammond organ & synthesizer)
 1994 Everything Went Wrong (Short) (music by)
 1993 Detective Extralarge (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Indians (1993) ... (composer: title music)
 1989-1990 Blue Blood (TV Mini Series) (composer - 10 episodes)
- Tödliches Wochenende (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
- Wo der Teufel wacht (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
- Schatten der Vergangenheit (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
- Gegen die Uhr (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
- Das Mädchen aus dem Meer (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
 1985 Juana Iris (TV Series) (composer - 167 episodes)
- Episode #1.168 (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.169 (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.167 (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.166 (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.165 (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
 1984 Thief of Hearts (music arranger - uncredited) / (music mixer - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (musician)
 1984 Laura Branigan: Self Control (Video short) (arranged by) / (music engineering: additional) / (musician: additional synthesizers)
 1983 Formel Eins (TV Series documentary) (composer: theme "Formula One")
 1980 Foxes (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1980 American Gigolo (music advisor)
 1978 Midnight Express (synthesizer programmer - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In 1987, he composed the theme The Race Is On for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Starlight Express music inspired by album. His theme became integrated into the shows music from that point on, and has been heard in every performance of the musical since 1987. See more »


Spouse:

Karin Faltermeyer  (divorced)
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Trivia:

Won two Grammys for "Best Album of Original Score for A Motion Picture or Television Special" in 1986 and "Best Pop Instrumental Performance" in 1987. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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