David Mansfield

Born into a family of classical musicians, the guitarist David Mansfield formed the band Quacky Duck and His Barnyard Friends when he was 16 years old. Two years later, he was touring the country with the legendary Bob ... Read more »
Born: 09/13/1956

Filmography

Music (65)

Sophie and the Rising Sun 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

Good Morning, Killer 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Music

Tale of the Mighty Knights 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Music

The Guitar 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Then She Found Me 2008 (Movie)

(Composer)

Diggers 2007 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Stephanie Daley 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Transamerica 2005 (Movie)

Music Composer and Performer (Composer)

Comfort and Joy 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Music

Tempted 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Music

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 2002 (Movie)

("Sitting In The Window Of My Room") (Music Arranger)

Songcatcher 2001 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Songcatcher 2001 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Songcatcher 2001 (Movie)

music arranger & composer("Barbara Allen") (Music Arranger)

Songcatcher 2001 (Movie)

("When the Mountains Cry") (Song)

The Right Stuff 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

A Good Baby 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

Asi es la vida ... 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Cash Crop 1999 (Movie)

Andy Yates violin solos performer (Soloist)

Floating 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

No One Writes to the Colonel 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Tumbleweeds 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Dark Harbor 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Divine 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Outrage 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

Deep Crimson 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Suddenly 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

The Apostle 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

The Apostle 1997 (Movie)

(Performer)

The People Next Door 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Music

A Streetcar Named Desire 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

Radiant City 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

The Ballad of Little Jo 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Tribeca 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Music

Dead Wait 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Music

Desperate Hours 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Desperate Hours 1990 (Movie)

("Fight For Me" "Breakin' the Chain") (Music Arranger)

Desperate Hours 1990 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Miss Firecracker 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Hard Copy 1986 - 1987 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

The Mouse and the Motorcycle 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

The Sicilian 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

The Sicilian 1987 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

The Sicilian 1987 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Club Paradise 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Year of the Dragon 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Year of the Dragon 1985 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Year of the Dragon 1985 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Year of the Dragon 1985 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Year of the Dragon 1985 (Movie)

("Infatuation") (Song Performer)

Timerider 1983 (Movie)

(Performer)

Heaven's Gate 1980 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

A Dangerous Affair (TV Show)

Music

Broken Trail (TV Show)

Music

David's Mother (TV Show)

Music

Get a Clue (TV Show)

Music

Into the Homeland (TV Show)

Music

Mrs. Cage (TV Show)

Music

Road Ends (TV Show)

Music

The Advocate's Devil (TV Show)

Music

The Stranger Beside Me (TV Show)

Music

Truman (TV Show)

Music

What Makes a Family (TV Show)

Music
Actor (2)

Heaven's Gate 1980 (Movie)

Heaven's Gate Band Member (Actor)

Biography

Born into a family of classical musicians, the guitarist David Mansfield formed the band Quacky Duck and His Barnyard Friends when he was 16 years old. Two years later, he was touring the country with the legendary Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue; he even appeared in the little-seen "Renaldo and Clara," a cinéma vérité movie that Dylan made at the time. When that wrapped, Mansfield founded the Alpha Band with T-Bone Burnett and Steven Soles. Unfortunately, his debut as a film composer was not quite so auspicious. He wrote the music for Michael Cimino's notorious "Heaven's Gate" and even received a sarcastic Razzie award for his efforts. They worked together again--less infamously--on "Year of the Dragon," with Mickey Rourke, and on the adaptation of Mario Puzo's "The Sicilian," starring Christopher Lambert. Mansfield reconnected with his rustic roots, however, on projects like "Miss Firecracker," set in Mississippi, and Robert Duvall's pet project, "The Apostle." Mansfield also wrote music for a movie about music, "Songcatcher," and has worked extensively on TV: for a Michael Dinner episode of "Tales from the Crypt," the presidential biopic "Truman," again with Duvall in "Broken Trail," and an adaptation of Tennessee Williams's sweltering "A Streetcar Named Desire" with Alec Baldwin and Jessica Lange. His music has been put to use in quirky indies as well, like the LGBT drama "Transamerica."

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