Craig Safan

Beyond the famous Gary Portnoy-Judy Hart Angelo theme song, a lot of other music went into making the 1982-93 NBC comedy series "Cheers" into the smash that it was. A large part of that additional music was composed and ... Read more »
Born: 12/17/1948

Filmography

Music (104)

Bad Teacher 2011 (Movie)

("Stand And Deliver - Main Title") (Song)

Disney's Teacher's Pet 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Song

Twas the Night 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Music

The Familiar Stranger 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Delivering Milo 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Splitsville 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Slappy and the Stinkers 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Vegas Vacation 1997 (Movie)

("Japanese World") (Song)

Adam 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

Degree of Guilt 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

Hope & Gloria 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Music

Mr. Wrong 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Major Payne 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Money for Nothing 1993 (Movie)

vocal arrangements (Music Arranger)

Money for Nothing 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Cheers 1982 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Indestructible People 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Cheers: Special 200th Episode Celebration 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Pure Luck 1991 (Movie)

(Song)

Pure Luck 1991 (Movie)

("Enid Is Sleeping" (end credit)) (Song Performer)

Shangri-La Plaza 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music

Enid Is Sleeping 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Island Son 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

Elephant 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

The Revenge of Al Capone 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

The Twilight Zone 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Remo Williams 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

Stand and Deliver 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Courage 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Lady Beware 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Secrets of the Titanic 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

The Imposter 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

The Stranger 1987 (Movie)

(Performer)

The Stranger 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Mirrors 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Ripley's Believe It or Not 1982 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Music

Detective in the House 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Theme Song

The Imposter 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Music

The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Warning Sign 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Angel 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Poor Richard 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Last Starfighter 1984 (Movie)

songs("Just One Star Beyond" "Never Crossed My Mind" "Incommunicado" "Red Eyes" "Satisfy the Night") (Song)

The Last Starfighter 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Nightmares 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

The Best of Times 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Music

Counterattack: Crime in America 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Music

Darkroom 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Music

Hardcase 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Music

Tag 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Thief 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Die Laughing 1980 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Fade to Black 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Roller Boogie 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Survival of Dana 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Music

Corvette Summer 1978 (Movie)

("Give Me the Night") (Song)

Corvette Summer 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Good Guys Wear Black 1978 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Good Guys Wear Black 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

The Great Smokey Roadblock 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training 1977 (Movie)

("Looking Good") (Song)

Dynamite Woman 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

The California Reich 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

A Season For Miracles (TV Show)

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Almost Grown (TV Show)

Music

An Inconvenient Woman (TV Show)

Music

Breaking the Silence (TV Show)

Music

Getting Married (TV Show)

Music

Gotta Kick It Up (TV Show)

Music

Help Wanted: Kids (TV Show)

Music

I-Man (TV Show)

Music

Live Wire (TV Show)

Music

Locals (TV Show)

Music

Miracle Child (TV Show)

Music

Mission of the Shark (TV Show)

Music

My Town (TV Show)

Music

Pearl (TV Show)

Music

Rio Shannon (TV Show)

Music

Shootdown (TV Show)

Music

Son of the Morning Star (TV Show)

Music

Spies (TV Show)

Music

Spoiled (TV Show)

Music

Supercarrier (TV Show)

Music

Terror on Track 9 (TV Show)

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The Burden of Proof (TV Show)

Music

The Comeback (TV Show)

Music

Their Second Chance (TV Show)

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Timestalkers (TV Show)

Music

When Husbands Cheat (TV Show)

Music

Where Are My Children? (TV Show)

Music

Without Consent (TV Show)

Music

Without Warning (TV Show)

Music
Writer (1)

Shangri-La Plaza 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (1)

Shangri-La Plaza 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Beyond the famous Gary Portnoy-Judy Hart Angelo theme song, a lot of other music went into making the 1982-93 NBC comedy series "Cheers" into the smash that it was. A large part of that additional music was composed and arranged by Craig Safan, a hard-working composer for TV, film, and the stage. From 1998 to 1994, Safan won seven consecutive "Best TV Series" awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for his work on "Cheers", a phenomenal vote of confidence from his musical peers. He also shared an Emmy nomination in 1991 for his work on an episode of the drama "Life Goes On". Safan has composed the theme songs for the TV shows "Pearl" and "Hope and Gloria". On the feature-film side, he is arguably best known for scoring the 1984 science-fiction adventure "The Last Starfighter", which has gone on to achieve cult status. A teen musical prodigy, Safan wrote four musicals while a student at Brandeis University, earning a graduate scholarship in London. Alongside his TV and film work, Safan continues to author stage compositions and theater musicals.

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