Theodore Shapiro

Composer
It's hard to distinguish yourself as a film composer, especially in comedies. Just ask Theodore Shapiro, the Washington D.C. native who made a name for himself scoring high profile comedy films. In the early 1990s ... Read more »
Born: 09/29/1971

Filmography

Music (91)

Central Intelligence 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

Collateral Beauty 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

Ghostbusters 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

Ghostbusters 2016 (Movie)

("Low Then High") (Song)

Office Christmas Party 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

The Invitation 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

Why Him? 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

Zoolander No. 2 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

Danny Collins 2015 (Movie)

Music Composer (Music)

Infinitely Polar Bear 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Infinitely Polar Bear 2015 (Movie)

(Vocals)

Paddington 2015 (Movie)

("Rusted Waltz") (Song)

Spy 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Spy 2015 (Movie)

("Who Can You Trust") (Song)

The Intern 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Trumbo 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

One Chance 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

St. Vincent 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013 (Movie)

(Music)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013 (Movie)

("Stay Alive ") (Song)

We're the Millers 2013 (Movie)

(Music)

Hope Springs 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

The Campaign 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

30 Minutes or Less 2011 (Movie)

Score Producer (Music Producer)

Arthur 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

The Big Year 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

The Change-Up 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

("Dear Laughing Doubters") (Song)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

I Love You, Man 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Jennifer's Body 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Old Dogs 2009 (Movie)

("You, Me and Dupree") (Song)

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Year One 2009 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Marley & Me 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Semi-Pro 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

("Gothic Monsters") (Song Performer)

Blades of Glory 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Blades of Glory 2007 (Movie)

("The Grublets Song") (Song)

Mr. Woodcock 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Rain of Madness 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Girl in the Park 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Idiocracy 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

The Devil Wears Prada 2006 (Movie)

(Composer)

Fun With Dick and Jane 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

The Baxter 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

The Baxter 2005 (Movie)

("On") (Song)

The Baxter 2005 (Movie)

("Hopeful") (Song Performer)

13 Going On 30 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Along Came Polly 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Girlhood 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

View From the Top 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

Bug 2002 (Movie)

(Composer)

Love in the Time of Money 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Heist 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Heist 2001 (Movie)

Orchestrations (Original Music)

Not Another Teen Movie 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Wet Hot American Summer 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Wet Hot American Summer 2001 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

Wet Hot American Summer 2001 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Wet Hot American Summer 2001 (Movie)

song/song performer("Backwards from Three") (Song)

Girlfight 2000 (Movie)

music arrangements (Music)

Girlfight 2000 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Girlfight 2000 (Movie)

piano (Performer)

Juvies 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

Prince of Central Park 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Prince of Central Park 2000 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Prince of Central Park 2000 (Movie)

keyboards/harmonica (Performer)

Prince of Central Park 2000 (Movie)

("JJ's Blues") (Song Performer)

Restaurant 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

State and Main 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

State and Main 2000 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

State and Main 2000 (Movie)

(Original Music)

On the Ropes 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

On the Ropes 1999 (Movie)

keyboard (Performer)

On the Ropes 1999 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Six Ways to Sunday 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

The Kinsey 3 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Music

Hurricane Streets 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Hurricane Streets 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Hurricane Streets 1998 (Movie)

("Walking Dream") (Song Performer)

Safe Men 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

The State's 43rd Annual Halloween Special 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

Game Change (TV Show)

Original Music
Actor (2)

Ghostbusters 2016 (Movie)

Keyboardist (Actor)

Along Came Polly 2004 (Movie)

Hector (Actor)

Biography

It's hard to distinguish yourself as a film composer, especially in comedies. Just ask Theodore Shapiro, the Washington D.C. native who made a name for himself scoring high profile comedy films. In the early 1990s, Teddy Shapiro began composing the music for the MTV sketch comedy show "The State," which lasted three seasons (from 1993 to 1995). With indie cred in tow, Shapiro scored many more comedies through the 2000s, including the Will Ferrell hit "Old School" in 2003. He scored the 2006 film adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada" and re-teamed with Ferrell for the sports satires "Blades of Glory" (figure skating) and "Semi-Pro" (basketball) in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Those comedies helped garner Shapiro a pair of BMI Film Music awards. In 2008, Ben Stiller collaborated with the musician for the score of his action-comedy "Tropic Thunder." The result? Theodore's eighth BMI Film Music Award.

Relationships

Joanna Schwartz

Wife
born c. 1973 met when both were undergraduates at Brown University married on September 2, 2001 in McLean, Virginia

Leonard Shapiro

Father
owns Emerald Reality Advisors in Bethesda, Maryland

Leslie Shapiro

Mother

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York

Brown University

Providence , Rhode Island

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