Dave Grusin

Composer, Conductor, Arranger
Prolific Hollywood film music composer who began as Andy Williams' accompanist and soon thereafter served as music director for his hit variety show in the 1960s. Grusin got to know the show's producers, Norman Lear and ... Read more »
Born: 06/26/1934 in Littleton, Colorado, USA

Filmography

Music (134)

Keep On Keepin' On 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Skating to New York 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

The Pretty One 2014 (Movie)

("It Might Be You") (Song)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

("Singleman Party Foxtrot") (Song)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

("Singleman Party Foxtrot") (Song Performer)

Bordertown 2007 (Movie)

(Composer)

Even Money 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Ocean's Twelve 2004 (Movie)

("Ascension To Virginity") (Song)

Ocean's Twelve 2004 (Movie)

("Ascension To Virginity") (Song Performer)

School of Rock 2003 (Movie)

("Good Times (Theme)") (Song)

Dancing in September 2001 (Movie)

song theme from("Good Times") (Song)

Next Friday 2000 (Movie)

("Good Times") (Song)

Random Hearts 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

The Other Sister 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

The Other Sister 1999 (Movie)

("Sunporch Cha, Cha, Cha") (Song Performer)

Hope Floats 1998 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Hope Floats 1998 (Movie)

score conductor and orchestrator (Original Music)

Selena 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Mulholland Falls 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

The Cure 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

The Firm 1993 (Movie)

music score composer and performer (Music)

Wayne's World 2 1993 (Movie)

("Amen Chords") (Song)

For the Boys 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

For the Boys 1991 (Movie)

song arranger("Come Rain or Come Shine" "Wake Up Each Morning With Baileys" "Stuff Like That There") (Song)

Havana 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Look Who's Talking Too 1990 (Movie)

("Tri-Star Logo Theme") (Music)

The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

A Dry White Season 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

keyboardist(music score) (Performer)

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

("People" "The Girl From Ipanema") (Song Performer)

This Is America, Charlie Brown! 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Three of a Kind 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Music

Casual Sex? 1988 (Movie)

("Bossa Baroque") (Song Performer)

Casual Sex? 1988 (Movie)

(Song)

Clara's Heart 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Evening at Pops (07/30/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

St. Elsewhere 1982 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

Tequila Sunrise 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

The Milagro Beanfield War 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

On the Edge 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Lucas 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

The Goonies 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Falling in Love 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

P.O.P. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Music

Racing With the Moon 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Scandalous 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Scandalous 1984 (Movie)

("It's Scandalous") (Song)

The Little Drummer Girl 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

The Pope of Greenwich Village 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Author! Author! 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Author! Author! 1982 (Movie)

("Comin' Home to You") (Song)

Tootsie 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Tootsie 1982 (Movie)

(Song)

Absence of Malice 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

All Night Long 1981 (Movie)

("Cheryl's Theme") (Song)

On Golden Pond 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Reds 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

My Bodyguard 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

And Justice For All 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

And Justice For All 1979 (Movie)

("Something Funny Goin' On") (Song)

The Champ 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

The Electric Horseman 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Baretta 1974 - 1978 (TV Show)

Music

Colorado C.I. 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Music

Heaven Can Wait 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Bobby Deerfield 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Fire Sale 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Mr. Billion 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

The Goodbye Girl 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

The Oath: 33 Hours in the Life of God 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

The Oath: the Sad and Lonely Sundays 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

Murder By Death 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

The Front 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

The Nickel Ride 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Three Days of the Condor 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Roll Out! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

The Girl With Something Extra 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

The Yakuza 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Amanda Fallon 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Music

Assignment: Vienna 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Music

Dan August 1970 - 1973 (TV Show)

Music

The Friends of Eddie Coyle 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

The Midnight Man 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Disney World: a Gala Opening 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

Fuzz 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

The Name of the Game 1968 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

Sarge: The Badge or the Cross 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Music

Adam at 6 A.M. 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Halls of Anger 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

It Takes a Thief 1967 - 1970 (TV Show)

Music

Shoot Out 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Music

The Pursuit of Happiness 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

A Man Called Gannon 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Generation 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mad Room 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Winning 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Candy 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Candy 1968 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Candy 1968 (Movie)

("Child of the Universe") (Song)

Prescription: Murder 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Music

The Andy Williams Show 1962 - 1968 (TV Show)

Music

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter 1968 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? 1968 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Divorce American Style 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Music

The Graduate 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

Gidget 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Music

The Farmer's Daughter 1963 - 1966 (TV Show)

Music

The Jack Benny Special 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Music

Waterhole Number 3 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

A Howling in the Woods (TV Show)

Music

Capital News (TV Show)

Theme Music

Dinner With Friends (TV Show)

Music

Eric (TV Show)

Music

Good Times (TV Show)

Music

Hope (TV Show)

Theme Music

In the Gloaming (TV Show)

Music

Maude (TV Show)

Theme Music

Recount (TV Show)

Music

The Deadly Dream (TV Show)

Music

The Death Squad (TV Show)

Music

The Family Rico (TV Show)

Music

The Forgotten Man (TV Show)

Music

The Intruders (TV Show)

Music

The Scorpio Letters (TV Show)

Music
Actor (5)

The Score 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Renee Fleming @ the Penthouse 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 34th Annual Grammy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Evening at Pops (07/30/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (2)

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

pianist(Jeff Bridges) (Other)

Evening at Pops (07/30/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Other

Biography

Prolific Hollywood film music composer who began as Andy Williams' accompanist and soon thereafter served as music director for his hit variety show in the 1960s. Grusin got to know the show's producers, Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin, who gave him his first chance to score for features with "Divorce, American Style" (1967). Grusin has subsequently contributed lively, smooth orchestrated music to films by many of Hollywood's leading mainstream directors, including Mike Nichols ("The Graduate" 1967), Robert Mulligan ("The Pursuit of Happiness" 1971, "Clara's Heart" 1988), Mark Rydell ("On Golden Pond" 1981, "For the Boys" 1991), Herbert Ross ("The Goodbye Girl" 1977) and Martin Ritt ("The Front" 1976). He also worked with actor-directors Warren Beatty ("Heaven Can Wait" 1978, "Reds" 1981) and Robert Redford, winning an Oscar for the spirited, Latino-flavored score of Redford's "The Milagro Beanfield War" (1988).

Relationships

Rosabella Grushin

Mother

Henri Grusin

Father
violinist who played chamber music before Grusin was born

Don Grusin

Brother
born on April 22, 1941

EDUCATION

Manhattan School of Music

New York , New York 1959 - 1960
graduate studies

University of Colorado

Boulder , Colorado 1956

Milestones

1990

GRP Records acquired by MCA in March

1983

Formed record label, GRP Records Inc., with Rosen

1976

Formed music production company with Larry Rosen

1975

First collaboration with producer Sydney Pollack, "The Yakuza"

1967

First feature film as composer, "Divorce, American Style"

1959

Was music director for Andy Williams' TV show

Began as Andy Williams' accompanist

Bonus Trivia

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GRP Records has been voted the Number 1 contemporary jazz label by BILLBOARD magazine two years in a row

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