Michael Kamen

Composer, Conductor, Arranger
A former lead singer and oboist with the famed 1960s chamber music group the New York Rock and Roll Ensemble, Michael Kamen turned successful, prolific film and TV composer in the 1990s.
Born: 04/15/1948 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (144)

Earth to Echo 2014 (Movie)

("Overture And A Prisoner Of The Crusades") (Song)

A Good Day to Die Hard 2013 (Movie)

("Theme From Die Hard") (Song)

X-Men: First Class 2011 (Movie)

("Concentration Camp") (Song)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

("Jack and the Ripper") (Song)

Against the Ropes 2004 (Movie)

(Composer)

Back to Gaya 2004 (Movie)

(Original Music)

First Daughter 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

First Daughter 2004 (Movie)

("Dance Of My Dreams (Theme Song From First Daugher)") (Song)

Open Range 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Open Range 2003 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Open Range 2003 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Open Range 2003 (Movie)

("Holding All My Love For You") (Song)

Band of Brothers 2001 (Tv Show)

Music

Frequency 2000 (Movie)

music composer & conductor (Music)

Frequency 2000 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

Frequency 2000 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The 1999 Billboard Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music Conductor

X-Men 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Remember Me? 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

The Iron Giant 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

The Iron Giant 1999 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Iron Giant 1999 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Hope Floats 1998 (Movie)

("When You Love Someone (from 'MTV Unplugged')") (Song)

Lethal Weapon 4 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Lethal Weapon 4 1998 (Movie)

conductor (Music Conductor)

Lethal Weapon 4 1998 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Nephew 1998 (Movie)

("You're the One") (Song)

What Dreams May Come 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

What Dreams May Come 1998 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

What Dreams May Come 1998 (Movie)

(Original Music)

What Dreams May Come 1998 (Movie)

Oboe solo (Soloist)

What Dreams May Come 1998 (Movie)

("Chris & Annie's theme (based on 'Beside You')") (Song)

Event Horizon 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Event Horizon 1997 (Movie)

conductor (Music Conductor)

Event Horizon 1997 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Inventing the Abbotts 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Inventing the Abbotts 1997 (Movie)

song producer("On Springfield Mountain") (Song)

Mchale's Navy 1997 (Movie)

("Working on My Tan") (Song)

The Winter Guest 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

101 Dalmatians 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

101 Dalmatians 1996 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Bordello of Blood 1996 (Movie)

executive music producer (Music Producer)

Free Willy 1994 - 1996 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Jack 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Jack 1996 (Movie)

orchestration (Music Arranger)

Stonewall 1996 (Movie)

original music composer (Original Music)

The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Song

Circle of Friends 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Die Hard With A Vengeance 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Don Juan Demarco 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Don Juan Demarco 1995 (Movie)

music conductor and producer (Music Conductor)

Mr. Holland's Opus 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Roger Daltrey: The Music of The Who 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Music Conductor

Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight 1995 (Movie)

executive music producer (Music Producer)

Death of Some Salesmen 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Music

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

(Song)

Splitting Heirs 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Splitting Heirs 1993 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Three Musketeers 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

The Three Musketeers 1993 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Three Musketeers 1993 (Movie)

("All For Love") (Song)

Blue Ice 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

DEA 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Music

Lethal Weapon 3 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Lethal Weapon 3 1992 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Lethal Weapon 3 1992 (Movie)

(Song)

MTV's 10th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music Arranger

Shining Through 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Split Personality 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music

Two-Fisted Tales 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music

Company Business 1991 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Company Business 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Hudson Hawk 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Hudson Hawk 1991 (Movie)

orchestra conductor (Music Conductor)

Hudson Hawk 1991 (Movie)

song producer("Hudsok Hawk Theme") (Song)

Let Him Have It 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Nothing But Trouble 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 (Movie)

music composer & conductor (Music)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 (Movie)

songs("(Everything I Do) I Do For You" "Wild Times") (Song)

The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Die Hard 2: Die Harder 1990 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Die Hard 2: Die Harder 1990 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Krays 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

The Raggedy Rawney 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Cold Dog Soup 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Crusoe 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Crusoe 1989 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Dead Bang 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

For Queen & Country 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Lethal Weapon 2 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Lethal Weapon 2 1989 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Licence to Kill 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Renegades 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Road House 1989 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Road House 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Rooftops 1989 (Movie)

("Meltdown") (Song)

Rooftops 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1989 (Movie)

conductor(Symphony Orchestra Graunke and Pro Musika Seria Chamber Choir) (Music Conductor)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1989 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1989 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1989 (Movie)

("The Torturer's Apprentice") (Song)

Action Jackson 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Die Hard 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Die Hard 1988 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Homeboy 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Homeboy 1988 (Movie)

keyboardist (Performer)

Adventures in Babysitting 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Edge of Darkness 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Music

Lethal Weapon 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Lethal Weapon 1987 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Lethal Weapon 1987 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Lethal Weapon 1987 (Movie)

(Performer)

Rita, Sue and Bob Too 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 (Movie)

song producer("Someone to Watch Over Me") (Song)

Suspect 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Highlander 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Mona Lisa 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Shanghai Surprise 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Brazil 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Lifeforce 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Shoot For the Sun 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Angelo, My Love 1983 (Movie)

music director (Music)

The Dead Zone 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Polyester 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Polyester 1981 (Movie)

keyboardist (Performer)

Polyester 1981 (Movie)

("The Best Thing (Love Song)") (Song)

Polyester 1981 (Movie)

("My Daddy Baby (Lu-Lu's Theme)") (Song Performer)

S*H*E 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Music

Boardwalk 1979 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Between the Lines 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Stunts 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Stunts 1977 (Movie)

songs("Daredevil Made an Angel Out of You" "Ease Your Mind") (Song)

The Next Man 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

The Next Man 1975 (Movie)

("The Next Man Theme") (Song)

Zachariah 1970 (Movie)

songs (Song)

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Music
Actor (5)

The Beatles Revolution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

NetAid 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Roger Daltrey: The Music of The Who 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Pavarotti & Friends 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Little Cobras: Operation Dalmation 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A former lead singer and oboist with the famed 1960s chamber music group the New York Rock and Roll Ensemble, Michael Kamen turned successful, prolific film and TV composer in the 1990s.

Relationships

Sandra Kamen

Wife

Sasha Kamen

Daughter
born c. 1975

Zoe Kamen

Daughter
born c. 1980

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York

High School of Music and Art

New York , New York 1965

Milestones

1976

Wrote first film score, "The Next Man"

1969

First film credit for songs in "Zacariah"

1965

Formed New York Rock Ensemble

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