Jerry Goldsmith

Composer, Musician, Conductor
His scores for "Planet of the Apes" (1968), "The Omen" (1976), "Star Trek, the Motion Picture" (1979), "Alien" (1979), and "Poltergeist" (1982) made him the king of science fiction and horror movie music, but veteran ... Read more »
Born: 02/09/1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Music (293)

The Wedding Ringer 2015 (Movie)

("The Final Game") (Song)

Django Unchained 2012 (Movie)

("Nicaragua") (Song Performer)

Django Unchained 2012 (Movie)

("Nicaragua") (Song)

Prometheus 2012 (Movie)

("Theme From Alien") (Song)

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Music

Star Trek 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Rambo 2008 (Movie)

("Rambo: First Blood Theme") (Music)

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Composer

The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Composer

Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction 2006 (Movie)

("Theme from the motion picture "Basic Instinct") (Music)

Inside Man 2006 (Movie)

("Patton") (Theme Music)

The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Composer

The Omen 2006 (Movie)

("A Doctor, Please") (Music)

Kingdom of Heaven 2005 (Movie)

("Valhalla") (Song Performer)

Kingdom of Heaven 2005 (Movie)

("Valhalla") (Song)

Man About Town 2005 (Movie)

("Crossed Legs") (Song)

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Composer

The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Composer

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Composer

Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 (Movie)

(from "Star Trek: The Motion Picture") (Theme Music)

Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 (Movie)

Orchestra Conductor (Music Conductor)

The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 (Movie)

("Love Theme From Chinatown") (Song)

The Sum of All Fears 2002 (Movie)

Orchestra Conductor (Music Conductor)

The Sum of All Fears 2002 (Movie)

(Composer)

Along Came A Spider 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Along Came A Spider 2001 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

Star Trek: Voyager 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

The Last Castle 2001 (Movie)

music composer & conductor (Music)

The Low Down 2001 (Movie)

("The Wind") (Song)

Valentine 2001 (Movie)

("New Entity" (from 'Planet of the Apes')) (Song)

Hollow Man 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Hollow Man 2000 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

("In Like Flint") (Song Performer)

Brokedown Palace 1999 (Movie)

("Planet of the Apes (theme)") (Song)

The 13th Warrior 1999 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

The 13th Warrior 1999 (Movie)

music composer & conductor (Music)

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

The Haunting 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mummy 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Deep Rising 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Mulan 1998 (Movie)

original score composer & conductor (Original Score)

Mulan 1998 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

("Patton (theme)") (Song)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Star Trek: Insurrection 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Music

U.S. Marshals 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Air Force One 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Fierce Creatures 1997 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

L.A. Confidential 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

The Edge 1997 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Edge 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Chain Reaction 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

City Hall 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

City Hall 1996 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Executive Decision 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Star Trek: First Contact 1996 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

Star Trek: First Contact 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Star Trek: First Contact 1996 (Movie)

theme from("Star Trek: The Motion Picture") (Theme Music)

The Ghost and the Darkness 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Congo 1995 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

Congo 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

First Knight 1995 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

First Knight 1995 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Powder 1995 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

Angie 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

I.Q. 1994 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

I.Q. 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987 - 1994 (TV Show)

Music

The River Wild 1994 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

The Shadow 1994 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Shadow 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Dennis the Menace 1993 (Movie)

music composer & conductor (Music)

Malice 1993 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

Malice 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Matinee 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Rudy 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Six Degrees of Separation 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 (Movie)

("Barnaby Jones") (Song)

The Vanishing 1993 (Movie)

music composer and conductor (Music)

Basic Instinct 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Forever Young 1992 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Forever Young 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Medicine Man 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Medicine Man 1992 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Mom and Dad Save the World 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Mr. Baseball 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Hudson Hawk 1991 (Movie)

song arranger("Hail to the Chief") (Song)

Not Without My Daughter 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Sleeping With the Enemy 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Sleeping With the Enemy 1991 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Warlock 1991 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Warlock 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

H.E.L.P. 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Theme Music

The Russia House 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

The Truth About Teachers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

Total Recall 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Criminal Law 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Leviathan 1989 (Movie)

(National Academy of Santa Cecilia Orchestra) (Music Conductor)

Leviathan 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Star Trek V: the Final Frontier 1989 (Movie)

("The Moon's a Window to Heaven") (Song)

Star Trek V: the Final Frontier 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

The 'Burbs 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Rambo III 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Rent-A-Cop 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Extreme Prejudice 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Innerspace 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Lionheart 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Hoosiers 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Link 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Poltergeist II: the Other Side 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Rambo 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Music

Explorers 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

King Solomon's Mines 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Legend 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985 (Movie)

("Peace In Our Life") (Music)

Gremlins 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Runaway 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Supergirl 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

The Lonely Guy 1984 (Movie)

("Love Comes Without Warning") (Song)

The Lonely Guy 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Dusty 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Music

Psycho II 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Song

The Salamander 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Twilight Zone - the Movie 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

First Blood 1982 (Movie)

("It's a Long Road") (Song)

First Blood 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Poltergeist 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

The Secret of Nimh 1982 (Movie)

("Flying Dreams") (Song)

The Secret of Nimh 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Under Fire 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Caboblanco 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Inchon 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Outland 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Raggedy Man 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

The Challenge 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

The Waltons 1972 - 1981 (TV Show)

Music

Barnaby Jones 1972 - 1980 (TV Show)

Music

Night Crossing 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

The Final Conflict 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Alien 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Players 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Star Trek: the Motion Picture 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

The First Great Train Robbery 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Capricorn One 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Coma 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Damien - Omen II 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Magic 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

The Boys From Brazil 1978 (Movie)

("We're Home Again") (Song)

The Boys From Brazil 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Damnation Alley 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

High Velocity 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Islands in the Stream 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

MacArthur 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

The Swarm 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Babe 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

Medical Story 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Song

The Cassandra Crossing 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

The Omen 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Twilight's Last Gleaming 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Adams of Eagle Lake 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music

Archer 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music

Breakout 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Logan's Run 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

The Last Hard Men 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

Breakheart Pass 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Chinatown 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Hawkins 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

Room 222 1969 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

Spys 1974 (Movie)

(American version) (Music)

Take a Hard Ride 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

The Wind and the Lion 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

One Little Indian 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Papillon 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Pursuit 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Music

Ransom 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Shamus 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

The Adventurer 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Music

The Police Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Music

The Red Pony 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Music

Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Crawlspace 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

The Cable Car Murder 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

The Culpepper Cattle Company 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

The Don Is Dead 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Escape From the Planet of the Apes 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

The Man 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

The Other 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Rio Lobo 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

The Ballad of Cable Hogue 1970 (Movie)

("Tomorrow Is the Song I Sing") (Song)

The Last Run 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Wild Rovers 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

100 Rifles 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Justine 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Patton 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

The Chairman 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

The Illustrated Man 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mephisto Waltz 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

The Traveling Executioner 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Bandolero! 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Planet of the Apes 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Sebastian 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Sebastian 1968 (Movie)

("Here Comes the Night") (Song)

Sebastian 1968 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Detective 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 1964 - 1968 (TV Show)

Music

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1964 - 1968 (TV Show)

Music

Hour of the Gun 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

In Like Flint 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

In Like Flint 1967 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Jericho 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Music

The Flim-Flam Man 1967 (Movie)

(Music)

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

Music

Ben Casey 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Music

Doctor Kildare 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Music

One Spy Too Many 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Seconds 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Stagecoach 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

The Blue Max 1966 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Blue Max 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

The Karate Killers 1966 (Movie)

music and lyrics(for title theme) (Music)

The Sand Pebbles 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Warning Shot 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

In Harm's Way 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

Morituri 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

Our Man Flint 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

The Agony and the Ecstasy 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

The Satan Bug 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

The Spy in the Green Hat 1965 (Movie)

(for theme song) (Music)

The Trouble With Angels 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

A Patch of Blue 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Fate Is the Hunter 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Fate Is the Hunter 1964 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Rio Conchos 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Seven Days in May 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Von Ryan's Express 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Lilies of the Field 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

Shock Treatment 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

Take Her, She's Mine 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

The List of Adrian Messenger 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

The Prize 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

The Stripper 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

A Gathering of Eagles 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Freud 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Lonely Are the Brave 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Thriller 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Music

The Spiral Road 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Black Saddle 1958 - 1960 (TV Show)

Music

Studs Lonigan 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

City of Fear 1958 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

City of Fear 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Face of a Fugitive 1958 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Face of a Fugitive 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

A Girl Named Sooner (TV Show)

Music

A Step Out of Line (TV Show)

Music

Assassin (TV Show)

Music

Brotherhood of the Gun (TV Show)

Theme Music

Climax! (TV Show)

Music

Contract on Cherry Street (TV Show)

Music

Have Gun -- Will Travel (TV Show)

Music

Hawkins on Murder (TV Show)

Music

Indict and Convict (TV Show)

Music

Masada (TV Show)

Music

Medical Story (TV Show)

Music

Omen IV: the Awakening (TV Show)

Music

Peck's Bad Girl (TV Show)

Music

Police Story (TV Show)

Music

Police Story: The Freeway Killings (TV Show)

Theme Music

Police Woman (TV Show)

Music

Pursuit (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Qb VII (TV Show)

Music

The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Show)

Music

The Desperate Mission (TV Show)

Music

The Fourth Wise Man (TV Show)

Music

The Homecoming (TV Show)

Music

The Red Pony (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Music

Winter Kill (TV Show)

Music
Actor (5)

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

All About Alfred 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hollywood Soundtrack Story 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

Yogurt Customer (Actor)
Producer (1)

Las Vegas Show 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

His scores for "Planet of the Apes" (1968), "The Omen" (1976), "Star Trek, the Motion Picture" (1979), "Alien" (1979), and "Poltergeist" (1982) made him the king of science fiction and horror movie music, but veteran film composer Jerry Goldsmith had more to offer than mere thrills and chills. A one-time student of acclaimed composer Miklós Rózsa, Goldsmith channeled his passion for classical composition into his work on such prestige pictures as "Lonely Are the Brave" (1962), "Lilies of the Field" (1963), and "Patton" (1970), the latter of which garnered him one of many Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score. During his journeyman years as an in-house composer for the Columbia Broadcasting System, Goldsmith was an indispensable component of such long-running television series as "Playhouse 90," "Dr. Kildare," "The Twilight Zone" and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." but his stock in the film industry rose via his associations with such A-list directors as John Huston, Otto Preminger, John Sturges, and Franklin J. Schaffner. In the bell lap of his long and distinguished career, Goldsmith became the composer of choice for such new talents as Ridley Scott, Paul Verhoeven, Joe Dante and Curtis Hanson, while his scoring for the revived "Star Trek" franchise won him a new generation of followers. Cut down by cancer in 2004, Goldsmith had long since attained enshrinement as a top-flight Hollywood composer, able to bridge the distant past and the unforeseeable future with an infectious measure of wonder and optimism.

Relationships

Morris Goldsmith

Father

Tessa Goldsmith

Mother

Carrie Goldsmith

Daughter
from first marriage

Ellen Goldsmith

Daughter
from first marriage

Jennifer Goldsmith

Daughter
from first marriage

Aaron Goldsmith

Son
mother, Carol Heather Sheinkopf

Joel Goldsmith

Son
from first marriage born on November 19, 1957 among his many credits, provided additional music for "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996), scored by father

Carol Sheinkopf

Wife
married on July 23, 1972 mother of Goldsmith's youngest son

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles , California
attended two years

studied composition and theory with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

studied piano under Jakob Gimpel in California

Dorsey High School

Los Angeles , California

studied film scoring with Miklos Rosza

Milestones

1998

Eighth collaboration with Dante, "Small Soldiers"

1998

Composed "Fanfare for Oscar", a 45-second theme for the Academy Awards

1997

Reteamed with Hanson for "L.A. Confidential"

1996

Continued on the mission with "Star Trek: First Contact"

1995

Wrote theme for sydicated series "Star Trek: Voyager"

1994

Initial collaboration with director Curtis Hanson on "The River Wild"

1992

Made first TV appearance as part of the special, "Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra"

1992

Received 16th Oscar nomination for scoring "Basic Instinct"

1990

First on-screen appearance as a yogurt customer in Dante's "Gremlins 2: The New Batch"

1989

Scored "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"; also wrote song "The Moon's a Window to Heaven"

1987

Provided music for syndicated series "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

1987

Seventh and final collaboration with Schaffner, "Lionheart"

1983

Initial collaboration with Joe Dante, "It's a Good Life" episode of "Twilight Zone - The Movie"

1979

First association with "Star Trek"; provided the Oscar-nominated original score for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

1976

Composed Oscar-winning score for "The Omen"; also nominated for Best Song for "Avi Satani"

1974

Earned Oscar nod for his atmospheric music for Roman Polanski's "Chinatown"

1973

Picked up first Emmy for NBC movie "The Red Pony"

1969

Provided score for Academy Award-winning Best Picture "Patton"; third of seven collaborations with director Schaffner and second Academy Award nomination

1969

TV-movie debut, music credit, "The Brotherhood of the Bell"

1968

Debut as concert conductor with his own cantata "Christus Apollo" (text by Ray Bradbury), performed by Southern California Chamber Society

1967

TV series producing debut, "The Las Vegas Show"

1965

Provided additional music for Carol Reed's, "The Agony and the Ecstasy"

1963

Initial collaboration with Franklin J Schaffner, "The Stripper"

1962

Earned first Academy Award nomination for the score to John Huston's "Freud"

1960

First major film scoring opportunity, "Lonely Are the Brave"

1959

Scored episodes of the popular series, "The Twilight Zone"

1958

First feature as music conductor, also provided music, "City of Fear"

1957

Feature debut, credited for music, "Black Patch"

1954

TV debut, provided music for the series, "Climax!"

Born and raised in the Los Angeles area

Bonus Trivia

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Goldsmith received the Max Steiner Award for achievement in scoring and composing motion picture music from the National Film Society in 1982. Other honors include: the Richard Kirk Award, Broadcast Music, Inc (1987); the Golden Score Award, American Society of Music Arrangers (1990); an honorary Mus D degree, Berklee College of Music (1990) and a Career Achievement Award, Society for the Preservation of Film Music (1993).

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In 1997, Goldsmith donated his original manuscripts to teh Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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"He experimented a lot and that's what made him so popular with his fans," Carruth said. "When he wrote, he got inside of the characters and he wrote what he felt they were thinking and feeling."---Lois Carruth, his personal assistant to CNN.com, July 22, 2004.

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