David Newman

Composer, Conductor
A scion of the famed Newman family who dominated Hollywood music from 1930s through the 60s, David Newman originally intended to pursue a career as a classical conductor. From his youth, he studied violin and piano and ... Read more »
Born: 03/10/1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Music (124)

5 Flights Up 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Behaving Badly 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

Animals United 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

Crazy on the Outside 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

The Spy Next Door 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 (Movie)

Score Conductor (Music Conductor)

My Life in Ruins 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

The Spirit 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Norbit 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Are We There Yet? 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

Man of the House 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

Monster-in-Law 2005 (Movie)

(Composer)

Serenity 2005 (Movie)

(Composer)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Daddy Day Care 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Duplex 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Duplex 2003 (Movie)

(Original Music)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Death to Smoochy 2002 (Movie)

orchestrator (Music Arranger)

Death to Smoochy 2002 (Movie)

songs("Friends Come in All Sizes" "Smoochy's Magic Jungle Theme" "The Cookie Chant") (Song)

Death to Smoochy 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Ice Age 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Ice Age 2002 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Life or Something Like It 2002 (Movie)

(Composer)

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Scooby-Doo 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

The Affair of the Necklace 2001 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

The Affair of the Necklace 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

102 Dalmatians 2000 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

102 Dalmatians 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Bedazzled 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Duets 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Bowfinger 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Brokedown Palace 1999 (Movie)

original score composer (Original Score)

Brokedown Palace 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Galaxy Quest 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Galaxy Quest 1999 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Never Been Kissed 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Anastasia 1997 (Movie)

score orchestrations (Original Music)

Anastasia 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Out to Sea 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Out to Sea 1997 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Big Bully 1996 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

D3: The Mighty Ducks 1996 (Movie)

("Original Mighty Ducks Theme") (Composer)

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Matilda 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

The Nutty Professor 1996 (Movie)

orchestrator (Music Arranger)

The Nutty Professor 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

The Phantom 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

The Phantom 1996 (Movie)

orchestrator (Music Arranger)

Boys on the Side 1995 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Boys on the Side 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Operation Dumbo Drop 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Operation Dumbo Drop 1995 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Tommy Boy 1995 (Movie)

music orchestrator & conductor (Music)

D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 (Movie)

music composer("Original Mighty Ducks Theme") (Composer)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

My Father, the Hero 1994 (Movie)

(Original Music)

My Father, the Hero 1994 (Movie)

vocal arrangements (Music Arranger)

My Father, the Hero 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

The Air Up There 1994 (Movie)

orchestrator (Music Arranger)

The Air Up There 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

The Cowboy Way 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

The Cowboy Way 1994 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Flintstones 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

The Sandlot 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Undercover Blues 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Hoffa 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 (Movie)

orchestration (Music Arranger)

Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mighty Ducks 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mighty Ducks 1992 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Runestone 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead 1991 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Meet the Applegates 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Other People's Money 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Paradise 1991 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Paradise 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Rover Dangerfield 1991 (Movie)

(Original Score)

Talent for the Game 1991 (Movie)

orchestrator (Music Arranger)

Talent for the Game 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

The Marrying Man 1991 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Marrying Man 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

DuckTales: The Movie 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Fire Birds 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Madhouse 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Mr. Destiny 1990 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Mr. Destiny 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

The Freshman 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Disorganized Crime 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Gross Anatomy 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Heathers 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Little Monsters 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

The Brave Little Toaster 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

The War of the Roses 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Pass the Ammo 1988 (Movie)

("You're in Paradise Now" "Samson and Delilah") (Music)

Dragnet 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Dragnet 1987 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Malone 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

My Demon Lover 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

The Kindred 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Throw Momma From the Train 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Critters 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

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

Music

Vendetta 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Wise Guys 1986 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Worm Eaters 1976 (Movie)

("You'll End Up Eating Worms") (Song)

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music

20th Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years (TV Show)

Music Conductor

The Flamingo Rising (TV Show)

Music
Actor (3)

Sherlock 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

All About Alfred 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Runestone 1992 (Movie)

Graves (Actor)

Biography

A scion of the famed Newman family who dominated Hollywood music from 1930s through the 60s, David Newman originally intended to pursue a career as a classical conductor. From his youth, he studied violin and piano and played in community orchestras. After the death of his father, nine-time Oscar-winner Alfred Newman, the younger musician attended USC and began working as a conductor for such renowned orchestras and symphonies as the New Japan Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Royal Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He began his film work gradually in the mid-80s with low-budgeters like "Critters" (1986). From 1987 to 1991, he was music director of the Sundance Institute, running workshops for aspiring film composers and conducted concerts of film music in an effort to raise awareness and funds for preservation. In the latter capacity, Newman oversaw the reconstruction of a number of classic scores, including "The Wizard of Oz" and also composed a new accompaniment for F.W. Murnau's 1927 silent classic "Sunrise".

Relationships

Krystyna Newman

Wife

Brianne Newman

Daughter

Diana Newman

Daughter

Maria Newman Soloist

Sibling
Born 1962

Martha Newman

Mother

Alfred Newman

Brother
Born in May 1952

Carroll Newman Producer

Cousin
Daughter of Lionel Newman

Alfred Newman Music

Father
American composer of music for films born in 1900 died in 1970

Richard Newman

Brother
Born in April 1944

Joey Newman Music

Cousin
American composer of feature films and television

Robert Newman

Brother
Born in May 1942

Randy Newman Music

Cousin
Born Nov. 28, 1943; Oscar-winning composer

Thomas Newman

Brother
Born in 1955

Lucy Newman

Sister
Born in 1949

Emil Newman

Uncle
American composer and conductor of films and TV shows born in 1910 died in 1984

Irving Newman

Uncle
Father of Randy

Lionel Newman

Uncle
Academy Award nominated composer of films born in 1916 Died in 1989

Marc Newman

Uncle
Born in 1908 died in 1980

Robert Newman

Uncle
Born in 1903 died in 1982

Randy Newman

Cousin
Academy Award- winning American composer of feature films born in 1943 father is Irving Newman

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1998

Earned first Academy Award nomination for his original music for the animated "Anastasia"

1996

Provided the original score for "The Phantom"

1992

Scored "The Mighty Ducks"

1991

Provided the original score for the animated "Rover Dangerfield"

1990

Named music director and conductor of the Los Angeles Pops Orchestra (date approximate)

1989

Composed new score for the silent classic "Sunrise"

1987

Appointed Music Director of Sundance Institute; served until 1991

1987

First film score for director Danny De Vito, "Throw Momma from the Train"

1986

First features as composer, "Vendetta" and "Critters"

1977

First feature film contribution, "You'll End Up Eating Worms" (a song from the film, "The Worm Eaters")

Began career writing scores for industrial films; also worked as a studio musician

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with screenwriter David Newman.

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"When music you have written works well in a film, nothing can beat it." --David Newman quoted in DAILY VARIETY, July 15, 1997

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