John Swihart

John Swihart is a film and television composer best known for his work on the quirky 2004 comedy "Napoleon Dynamite. " The success of the film was a huge breakthrough for him and steered his career into new directions ... Read more »

Filmography

Music (60)

Table 19 2017 (Movie)

(Music)

A Light Beneath Their Feet 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

First Girl I Loved 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

Accidental Love 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Cristela 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Composer

How I Met Your Mother 2005 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

How to Be a Gentleman 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

Red Band Society 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

Staten Island Summer 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Switched at Birth 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Original Score

The Goodwin Games 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

The Young Kieslowski 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

We Are Men 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

Web Therapy 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Music

Men at Work 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Music

Go On 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Music

For a Good Time, Call... 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

Losing Control 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

Odd Thomas 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

Flypaper 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

The Other Woman 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

The Perfect Host 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

Finding Bliss 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

Sons of Tucson 2010 (Tv Show)

Original Score

Youth in Revolt 2010 (Movie)

(Composer)

Youth in Revolt 2010 (Movie)

("T. Délicieux") (Song)

Accidentally on Purpose 2009 (Tv Show)

Music

New in Town 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Splinterheads 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Spread 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

The 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Composer

The Education of Charlie Banks 2009 (Movie)

(Original Score)

The Strip 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Garden Party 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Greek 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Original Score

Just Add Water 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

The Hammer 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach 2007 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

Full of It 2007 (Movie)

(Composer)

Full of It 2007 (Movie)

("It's Me") (Song)

Randy and the Mob 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

The Brothers Solomon 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

The Last Word 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

The Sasquatch Gang 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Year of Getting to Know Us 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Employee of the Month 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

The Great New Wonderful 2006 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Great New Wonderful 2006 (Movie)

Guitar and Upright Bass Performer (Performer)

Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

Daltry Calhoun 2005 (Movie)

(Composer)

Daltry Calhoun 2005 (Movie)

("Get Off My Land") (Song)

Mary 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

One Last Dance 2005 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Hope & Faith 2004 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

Life on the Ledge 2004 (Movie)

(Composer)

Napoleon Dynamite 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Our Very Own 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Purgatory House 2002 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Purgatory House 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Nadine in Date Land (TV Show)

Original Score

Biography

John Swihart is a film and television composer best known for his work on the quirky 2004 comedy "Napoleon Dynamite. " The success of the film was a huge breakthrough for him and steered his career into new directions after years of working as an itinerant musician and a member of the playfully theatrical performance art Blue Man Group. His love of music began in childhood, playing saxophone and later guitar. He attended Indiana University for a time but left to enroll at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After years of working day jobs and performing at night, he auditioned successfully for Blue Man Group's Boston production. Eventually, he was asked to relocate to Las Vegas with the group. He later moved to Los Angeles and began to score music for small independent productions, one of them "Napoleon Dynamite." Unexpectedly, the film became a hit, winning a Satellite Award for best original score. Swihart quickly became an in-demand composer and has written music for numerous other movies, many of them comedies, including "Employee of the Month," "The Hammer," "The Brothers Solomon," and "Youth in Revolt."

Milestones

Popular songs include "Bus Rider" and "New In Town Suite".

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