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Derek Whitacre


Derek Whitacre is an American music composer and producer based in Los Angeles. Most notably, he has written music for the television shows NCIS (CBS, seasons 8-15), and Queen of the South (USA, seasons 1-3), and in 2018 released the documentary We Live Machinery. In 2016, he co-wrote the theme song for the Walter Hill (48 Hrs, The Warriors) ... See full bio »

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Known For

NCIS
NCIS Music Department
(2011-2018)
Queen of the South
Queen of the South Music Department
(2016-2018)
The Assignment
The Assignment Music Department
(2016)
A True Crime
A True Crime Composer
(2018)

Filmography

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  Queen of the South (TV Series) (assistant composer - 39 episodes, 2016 - 2018) (composer - 17 episodes, 2016 - 2018)
- El Mundo (2018) ... (assistant composer) / (composer: additional music)
- Justicia (2018) ... (assistant composer) / (composer: additional music)
- Diez de Copas (2018) ... (assistant composer) / (composer: additional music)
- La Muerte (2018) ... (assistant composer - uncredited) / (composer: additional music - uncredited)
- El Diablo (2018) ... (assistant composer - uncredited) / (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 2017-2018 Vice (TV Series documentary) (composer - 5 episodes)
- Opioid Generation & Hindustan (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- Massacre in Myanmar/The Blue Helmets (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- Show of Force & Return to Somalia (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Future of Firearms & Russia 'Wins' Climate Change (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Life Under Sharia & Plastic Oceans (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2011-2018 NCIS (TV Series) (composer - 93 episodes)
- One Step Forward (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- The Numerical Limit (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- Death From Above (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- One Man's Trash (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- Handle with Care (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
 2017-2018 The Trixie & Katya Show (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- The Internet (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- Ass (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- Self Love (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- Sexual Health (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- Spirituality (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
 2018 Josie (assistant composer)
 2017-2018 Billion Dollar Buyer (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- Texas Mattress & K&N Granite (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- Hanley's & Pasturebird (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- Everybody Thinks Their Product Is Better (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- You Sit on Your Hands, You Go Out of Business (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Don't Go Rogue on Me (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2017-2018 The Dude Perfect Show (TV Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- Dudes of Destruction, Camping (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- Mom Perfect, Spelling Bee (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- Droning For The Future, Giant Pizza (2018) ... (composer: additional music)
- Chefgician, Science Fair (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Guinness World Records, Catapult (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2018 Cover Versions (composer: additional music) / (music editor) / (music programming)
 2016-2017 El Vato (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes)
- El Que a Hierro Mata... (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Sonaron cuatro balazos (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Vato vs Vato (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Y Volver, Volver... (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- El Paraíso Perdido (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2017 The Problem with Apu (Documentary) (composer: additional music)
 2017 You Can Do Better (TV Series) (composer - 9 episodes)
- The Work Life (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- After Hours (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Dealing with Your S#*%!! (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- You're So Vain (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Let's Fall in Love (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2017 Epicly Later'd (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Andy Roy (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2017 Adam Ruins Everything (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Adam Ruins His Vacation (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Adam Ruins the Hospital (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016-2017 Botched (TV Series) (composer - 5 episodes)
- It's Called Bimbofication (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Sticky Nipples and Paparazzi Nightmares (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- 4000cc's and Counting (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- All Twerk and No Pay (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Went to Mexico and Got Terrible Rhinorrhea (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2017 Fear Factor (TV Series) (composer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Episode #1.7 (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- The Struggle Is Real (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Love Is in the Air (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Once Bitten, Twice Trapped (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2017 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #36.255 (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2017 Superhuman (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Extreme Awareness (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2017 Return to Amish (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- I Got You Abe (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Jeremiah's Story (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Abe's Story (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2017 Superstore (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Tornado (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Mateo's Last Day (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Wellness Fair (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016-2017 Weediquette (TV Series documentary) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Deported for Dope (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Stoned Parents (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2017 Upscale with Prentice Penny (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Dressing Up (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Health & Wellness (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Entertaining at Home (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2017 Chris Webber's Full Court Pranks (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Shane Ray vs Michael the Fan (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Goldberg vs. Guy the Fan (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
- Nick Swisher vs. Susanne the Fan (2017) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016 Botched by Nature (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Double Trouble & a Chest Bubble (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
- The Chronicles of Hernia (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016 Hate Thy Neighbour (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Britain's Everyday Extremism (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016 Homicide for the Holidays (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- A Christmas Morning Murder (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016 Shameless (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Ride or Die (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
- Familia Supra Gallegorious Omnia! (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016 Killision Course (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- Halloween (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
- Gates House (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
- Games (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
- Money Problems (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016 Motorclub (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Podium (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016 Jagger Eaton's Mega Life (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Dance Battle (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
- Jagger Jumps the Shark (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
- Hometown Hero (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016 Body Hack (TV Series documentary) (composer - 4 episodes)
- Bajau (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
- Sherpa (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
- French Foreign Legion (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
- Mixed Martial Arts (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016 Kevin Can Wait (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Kevin and Donna's Book Club (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016 Gaycation (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Deep South (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016/I The Assignment (composer: theme music)
 2016 Wicked Tuna: North vs. South (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Karma Kid (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016 Power (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- I Got This on Lock (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2016 Murder Book (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Into the Woods (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2015 Hand of God (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Contemplating the Body (2015) ... (composer: additional music)
 2014 Tabloid (TV Series documentary) (composer - 5 episodes)
- Easy Money (2014) ... (composer: additional music)
- Lights, Camera, Murder! (2014) ... (composer: additional music)
- Bad Reputation (2014) ... (composer: additional music)
- Dirty Little Lies (2014) ... (composer: additional music)
- Dressed for Revenge (2014) ... (composer: additional music)
 2014 90 Day Fiance (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Time's Up (2014) ... (composer: additional music)
- Culture Shock (2014) ... (composer: additional music)
 2013 Breaking Amish: LA (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Sin City (2013) ... (composer: additional music)
 2013 The Last Huntsmen (TV Movie documentary) (composer: additional music)
 2012 Amish Mafia (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Devil Comes Calling (2012) ... (composer: additional music)
 2012 Breaking Amish (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- What Is Really Happening? (2012) ... (composer: additional music)
 2008-2011 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Kate Gosselin (2011) ... (composer: additional music)
- Mario Lopez (2009) ... (composer: additional music)
- Heidi Klum (2008) ... (composer: additional music)
 2007-2010 Bad Girls Club (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- Amber Alert! (2010) ... (composer: additional music)
- Prank Wars Part 3: Fat Lady Sings! (2008) ... (composer: additional music)
- Prank Wars Part 2: Who Killed Clayboy? (2008) ... (composer: additional music)
- Bad Company (2007) ... (composer: additional music)
 2009 True Life (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- I Can No Longer Afford My Lifestyle (2009) ... (composer: additional music)
 2004-2009 Made (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Punk Rocker: Gracie (2009) ... (composer: additional music)
- Kitty Is Made Into a Pageant Queen (2004) ... (composer: additional music)
 2006-2007 The Challenge (TV Series) (composer - 5 episodes)
- The Inferno III: Leaps and Bounds (2007) ... (composer: additional music)
- The Inferno III: Steady as You Go (2007) ... (composer: additional music)
- The Inferno III: Battering Ram (2007) ... (composer: additional music)
- The Inferno III: Ladder Race (2007) ... (composer: additional music)
- The Duel: Stacking Stairs (2006) ... (composer: additional music)
 2007 Shooting Sizemore (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... (composer: additional music)
 2005-2006 Making the Video (TV Series documentary) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Fallout Boy (2006) ... (composer: additional music)
- Beyonce: Check on It (2005) ... (composer: additional music)
 2006 South of Nowhere (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Love & War and Love & War (2006) ... (composer: additional music)
 2005 Punk'd (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.8 (2005) ... (composer: additional music)
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