Alf Clausen

Composer Alf Clausen grew up in North Dakota and trained at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he also eventually taught and received an honorary doctorate of music. Clausen is a prolific film and television ... Read more »
Born: 03/28/1941

Filmography

Music (43)

Alf 1986 - 1990, 1992 - 1999, 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Music

The Critic 1987 - 1990, 1992 - 1999, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Music

The Simpsons 1986 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Music

Level Seven (Lonesome Oak) 2014 (Movie)

(Composer)

Bette! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Half Baked 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Spacecats 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Theme Music

A Very Retail Christmas 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music

Career Opportunities 1991 (Movie)

song arranger("Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu") (Song)

Easy Come, Easy Go 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

In Vino Veritas 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

Only the Good Die Young 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

Mutts 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

The Watch Commander 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Channel 99 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! 1988 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Agatha Christie's "Murder in Three Acts" 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Double Agent 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Dragnet 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Dragnet 1987 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Harry 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Number One With a Bullet 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Number One With a Bullet 1987 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Stranded 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Wise Guys 1986 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Into the Night 1985 (Movie)

(Original Music)

My Science Project 1985 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Weird Science 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Weird Science 1985 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Micki & Maude 1984 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Splash 1984 (Movie)

orchestration(Bahamas) (Music Arranger)

Mr. Mom 1983 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Beastmaster 1982 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Mary 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Music

The Mary Tyler Moore Comedy Hour 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Music

The Paul Lynde Comedy Hour 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Music

Lime Street (TV Show)

Music

Lots of Luck (TV Show)

Original Music

Moonlighting (TV Show)

Music

My First Love (TV Show)

Music

She Knows Too Much (TV Show)

Music

Biography

Composer Alf Clausen grew up in North Dakota and trained at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he also eventually taught and received an honorary doctorate of music. Clausen is a prolific film and television composer, most notably as a composer for the exceptionally long-running animated TV classic "The Simpsons." (Ironically, Clausen was passed up for scoring "The Simpsons Movie"). Clausen created original music for the show for more than 20 years and well over 200 episodes. In the 1980s, Clausen composed music for the popular comedy series "Moonlighting," the drama "Fame," and the sitcom "Alf" (the name is a coincidence). He also worked on such iconic '80s comedies as "Splash," "Mr. Mom," "Weird Science," and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." While working on "The Simpsons," he also composed for another Fox animated series, "The Critic," with Jon Lovitz. Clausen has won two Emmys and had countless nominations for his work on "The Simpsons." His career has also included composing for such legendary musicians as Buddy Rich and Ray Charles.

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