Mini Bio (1)
Phil Marshall is a native Southern Californian and is the son of Jack Marshall (a prolific music composer for such television series "The Munsters", "Laredo", "Wagon Train" and many Tammy and Elvis movies).
Phil attended the University of Irvine, majoring in Research Psychology and Music Composition. While at UCI, he wrote music for many acclaimed television commercials with companies such as IBM, Mattel, Yamaha, Xerox, Carl's Jr, Subaru, Mazda and others. Phil was classically trained by the renowned Aaron Copland and Dr. Albert Harris, and continues to orchestrate and conduct all his own works.
In 1986, French director, Lazlo Papas came to America looking for a talented music student to compose music for his short film, "End Of The Rainbow". Respected for his classical symphonic work, Phil was highly recommended to score this unique art film that has subsequently won awards at eight film festivals worldwide, including Best Film Score in Chicago. This led his career towards feature films and television.
Since then Phil has been a very prolific composer in his own right. His feature film credits range for the highly acclaimed "Endless Summer II", "Always" and "Nell" to a seven film collaboration with composer Angelo Badalamenti on the psychological thrillers "The Beach", "Arlington Road", "Secretary", "A Very Long Engagement" and recently "44 Inch Chest". Phil is currently working on "Behind the Burly Q" (2010) for producer Robert Zemeckis.
Phil has worked with a wide variety of acclaimed directors including Steven Spielberg, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, James Keach, and Michael Mann. Notably, Phil has scored all of Bill Guttentag's artful documentaries including Oscar winning "Twin Towers" (2004) and Peabody winning "Nanking" (2008) featuring the acclaimed Kronos Quartet.
On the television side, Phil has scored over twenty films for the Disney Channel, three films for the Family Channel, "American Daughter" for Lifetime and the top rated legal drama "Law & Order: Crime and Punishment" for producer Dick Wolf.
Phil's talents don't just lie in the film composing ranks. He's won a producing Grammy for BB King's album "Deuce's Wild" and wrote a Guitar Concerto for Classical guitarist Christopher Parkening.
When his not composing or playing guitar, Phil can be found participating in extreme sport competitions. He is a two time National Sailing Champion and competed professionally as a surfer (US Open winner). Moreover, Phil has been on the pro windsurfing tour and was a world ranked competitor. An avid runner, he also enjoys golf (speed and regular), skiing and mountain biking.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Tempereau