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Bill Conti

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A prolific author of film and tv music, Costs Conti remains to be most closely connected with his focus on the effective Rocky films. Delivered Apr 13, 1942 in Providence, Rhode Isle, he discovered piano from his dad, and later used the bassoon. While learning structure at Louisiana Condition College or university, Conti also performed using the school’s symphony orchestra, spending his evenings playing jazz in region clubs; he eventually gained his Master’s level from Julliard before relocating to Italy in 1967. There he initial broke into movies, composing and organizing music for productions including Juliette de Sade and Applicant Per el Assassino. In 1971 Conti have scored Vittorio de Sica’s Oscar-winning Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini, getting his music to the eye of international viewers; he subsequently came back towards the U.S., where he constructed the soundtracks for features including 1973’s Blume in Like and 1974’s Harry and Tonto. Conti shot to popularity in 1976 along with his rating for Rocky; the soundtrack record proceeded to go platinum, and the primary theme, “Gonna Journey Today,” topped the U.S. pop graphs. Conti and superstar Sylvester Stallone eventually reunited for chapters two, three and five within the Rocky series, in addition to 1978’s F.We.S.T. and Heaven Alley; in 1981 he have scored the James Connection feature WOMAN Eyes Only, credit scoring a high Five hit using the name monitor, sung by Sheena Easton. After two prior nominations, Conti earned an Oscar in 1983 for his focus on THE PROPER Stuff; at a comparable period he became a prolific author of televison designs, composing music for series including Dallas, Falcon Crest, Cagney and Lacey and Life-style of the Affluent and Famous. He also offered as musical movie director for several Academy Honours telecasts, earning an Emmy for his focus on the 1992 wedding ceremony.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bill Conti
Profession Film Score Composer, Music Director
Education Louisiana State University, Juilliard School
Nationality American
Parents Lucetta Conti, William Conti
Awards Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction
Music Songs Gonna Fly Now, Going the Distance, The Final Bell, Fanfare for Rocky, Alone in the Ring, Philadelphia Morning, You Take My Heart Away, Rocky's Reward, Redemption, Take You Back, Conquest, Overture, Butkus, Lane's Theme, Julie Fights, Vigil, Rocky II - Redemption, Marines' Hymn / Yankee Doodle, Two Kinds of Love, Reflections, First Date, Good Journey, Glider, Part 1, The Right Stuff, The Right Stuff: Yeager's Triumph, Main Title, Kata Training, Love Theme, Runaway, Theme from "Dynasty", The Karate Kid: Training Hard, Let's Go Guys
Albums Rocky, Lock Up, Rocky III - Original Motion Picture Score, Rocky II: Music From The Motion Picture, For Your Eyes Only, The Thomas Crown Affair, North and South / The Right Stuff, The Right Stuff: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story - Original HBO Motion Picture Soundtrack, North And South (Highlights From The Original Television Soundtrack), Nails (Original Television Soundtrack), Mademoiselle De Sade e i suoi vizi, Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets: The Original IMAX Motion Picture Soundtrack, Year of The Gun, James Bond Collector
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Satellite Award for Best Original Score, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)
Movies Rocky, Rocky Balboa, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, The Karate Kid, Rocky V, For Your Eyes Only, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Right Stuff, The Karate Kid Part II, Masters of the Universe, Broadcast News, Lock Up, Blood In Blood Out, The Big Blue, Paradise Alley, 8 Seconds, An Unmarried Woman, The Karate Kid Part III, F.I.S.T., Rookie of the Year, Gloria, Necessary Roughness, The Next Karate Kid, The Adventures of Huck Finn, Harry and Tonto, A Prayer for the Dying, Blume in Love, Inferno, Cohen and Tate, Bushwhacked, Private Benjamin, Bad Boys, A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, Gotcha!, Spy Hard, Year of the Gun, Slow Dancing in the Big City, Mass Appeal, Wrongfully Accused, Baby Boom, Lean on Me, Next Stop, Greenwich Village, The Real Macaw, Happy New Year, F/X, Carbon Copy, For Keeps, Five Days from Home, A Man, a Woman, and a Bank


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#Fact
1 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6451 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 10, 1989.
2 On April 22, 2008, before a packed house at the LSU Union Theatre at Louisiana State University, Conti was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
3 Majored in piano and composition at Louisiana State University and earned a master's degree at Juilliard School of Music in New York.
4 His recording of "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from "Rocky (1976))" reached #1 in July 1977.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gintberg på kanten 2015 TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
6 Foot Rule 2012 composer: theme music
Man's Man 2011 Short "Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky / composer: stock music
Dances for an iPhone 2010 TV Series short "Glider" - 1 episode
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special musical director
Rocky Balboa 2006 conductor
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special musical director
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special musical director
Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure 2005 TV Movie composer: show theme - uncredited
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special musical director
Avenging Angelo 2002 conductor
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special musical director
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond 2000 TV Short documentary composer: song "For Your Eyes Only" - uncredited
Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness 2000 Documentary composer: title theme
An American Celebration at Ford's Theater 1999 TV Movie musical director
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special musical director
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special musical director
Turning Point 1994-1997 TV Series documentary composer - 2 episodes
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special musical director
Baby, Oh Baby: The Six-Pack Is Back 1996 TV Movie documentary composer: theme music
Deadly Game: The Mark and Delia Owens Story 1996 TV Movie documentary composer: theme music
Rebirth: The Untold Stories of Oklahoma City 1996 TV Movie documentary composer: theme music
Spy Hard 1996 conductor
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special musical director
Napoleon 1995 conductor
Golf: The Greatest Game 1994 TV Movie documentary composer: title music
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special conductor / musical director
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III 1994 TV Mini-Series composer - 3 episodes
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special musical director
Blood In, Blood Out 1993 conductor
American Gladiators 1990-1993 TV Series composer - 68 episodes
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special conductor
Dynasty: The Reunion 1991 TV Series composer - 2 episodes
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special conductor / musical director
Celeste 1991 TV Series incidental music - 1 episode
E.A.R.T.H. Force 1990 TV Series composer - 3 episodes
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1990 TV Special musical director
Ghost Dad 1990 musical cues
Falcon Crest TV Series theme by - 223 episodes, 1981 - 1990 composer - 2 episodes, 1987
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special musical director
Dynasty 1981-1989 TV Series composer - 217 episodes
Dolphin Cove 1989 TV Series composer - 8 episodes
Cagney & Lacey 1982-1988 TV Series composer - 118 episodes
Heartbeat 1988 TV Series composer - 6 episodes
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special conductor
Supercarrier 1988 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story 1987 TV Mini-Series composer - 3 episodes
Masters of the Universe 1987 orchestrator
Our World 1986-1987 TV Series composer - 26 episodes
A Prayer for the Dying 1987 conductor - uncredited
Mariah 1987 TV Series composer: theme music
The Colbys 1985-1987 TV Series composer - 49 episodes
Stark: Mirror Image 1986 TV Movie composer: theme music
Rocky IV 1985 composer: original themes from "Rocky"
Stark 1985 TV Movie composer: theme music
The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985 TV Special documentary musical director
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous 1984 TV Series documentary composer: theme music
The Master 1984 TV Series composer - 13 episodes
Emerald Point N.A.S. 1983-1984 TV Series composer - 22 episodes
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special musical director
Split Image 1982 conductor - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
Rocky III 1982 conductor - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary musical director
For Your Eyes Only 1981 conductor - uncredited
The Swap 1979 composer: stock music
Rocky II 1979 conductor - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
Cher... and Other Fantasies 1979 TV Movie musical director
Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978 conductor: ballet sequence
The 49th Annual Academy Awards 1977 TV Special musical director
Rocky 1976 conductor - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
Orfeo 9 1975 TV Movie conductor
Blu Gang e vissero per sempre felici e ammazzati 1973 conductor

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Real Macaw 1998
Wrongfully Accused 1998
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story 1996
Spy Hard 1996
Whiz Kids 1995 TV Movie documentary
Bushwhacked 1995
Napoleon 1995
Yellowstone 1994 Documentary short
Golf: The Greatest Game 1994 TV Movie documentary
The Scout 1994
The Next Karate Kid 1994
8 Seconds 1994
Turning Point 1993 TV Series documentary
Rookie of the Year 1993
The Adventures of Huck Finn 1993
Blood In, Blood Out 1993
American Gladiators 1989-1993 TV Series 64 episodes
Tales from the Crypt 1992 TV Series 1 episode
Nails 1992 TV Movie
Under Cover 1991 TV Movie
By the Sword 1991
Necessary Roughness 1991
Year of the Gun 1991
Rocky V 1990
Backstreet Dreams 1990
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special
The Operation 1990 TV Movie
The Fourth War 1990
A Captive in the Land 1990
Lock Up 1989
Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman 1989 TV Movie
Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story 1989 TV Movie
The Karate Kid Part III 1989
Lean on Me 1989
Dolphin Cove 1989 TV Series 1 episode
Cohen and Tate 1988
Betrayed 1988
The Big Blue 1988 US version
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon 1988
For Keeps? 1988
Broadcast News 1987
Baby Boom 1987
Happy New Year 1987
Masters of the Universe 1987
A Prayer for the Dying 1987
I Love N.Y. 1987
Our World 1986-1987 TV Series 4 episodes
Ohara 1987 TV Series
Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic 1986 Documentary short
The Boss' Wife 1986
The Karate Kid Part II 1986
Big Trouble 1986
North and South, Book II 1986 TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
F/X 1986
Nomads 1986
North and South 1985 TV Mini-Series 6 episodes
Beer 1985
Gotcha! 1985
Mass Appeal 1984
The Gold and the Glory 1984
The Master 1984 TV Series 6 episodes
The Bear 1984
The Karate Kid 1984
Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets 1984 Documentary short
Unfaithfully Yours 1984
The Right Stuff 1983
Emerald Point N.A.S. 1983 TV Series 2 episodes
The Terry Fox Story 1983 TV Movie
Bad Boys 1983
And They Are Off 1982
That Championship Season 1982
Farrell for the People 1982 TV Movie
Split Image 1982
Rocky III 1982
I, the Jury 1982
Neighbors 1981
Falcon Crest 1981 TV Series 1 episode
Cagney & Lacey 1981 TV Series
Carbon Copy 1981
Victory 1981
For Your Eyes Only 1981
Dynasty 1981 TV Series 1 episode
Murder Ink 1980 TV Series
The Formula 1980
Private Benjamin 1980
Gloria 1980
A Man, a Woman and a Bank 1979
The Seduction of Joe Tynan 1979
Goldengirl 1979
Rocky II 1979
The Fantastic Seven 1979 TV Movie
Dreamer 1979
Uncle Joe Shannon 1978
The Pirate 1978 TV Movie
Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978
The Big Fix 1978
Paradise Alley 1978
Five Days from Home 1978
F.I.S.T. 1978
An Unmarried Woman 1978
Ring of Passion 1978 TV Movie
Handle with Care 1977
In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan 1977 TV Movie
Kill Me If You Can 1977 TV Movie
A Sensitive, Passionate Man 1977 TV Movie
There's Always Room 1977 TV Movie
The Displaced Person 1977 TV Movie
Love in the Hamptons 1976 Video short
Smash-Up on Interstate 5 1976 TV Movie
Rocky 1976
NBC Special Treat 1976 TV Series 1 episode
Next Stop, Greenwich Village 1976
Pacific Challenge 1975 Documentary
Harry and Tonto 1974
Blume in Love 1973
Microscopic Liquid Subway to Oblivion 1970
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis 1970 uncredited
Juliette de Sade 1969 as Helen Gray
A Candidate for a Killing 1969
Rocky Paper Scissors 2016 Short
Man's Man 2011 Short
Two Knives 2011
Small Town Hero 2010
The Perfect Game 2009
Moonlight Blade 2009
Hold-Up 2008
Role Model: Gene Wilder 2008 TV Movie documentary
Rocky Balboa 2006
The Godfather 2006 Video Game
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special
Letting Go 2004 TV Movie
Judas 2004 TV Movie
The Gospel of Lou 2003
Boys on the Run 2003
Coast to Coast 2003 TV Movie
2 Birds with 1 Stallone 2002
Avenging Angelo 2002
G 2002
FX 2001 Short
Tortilla Soup 2001
American Tragedy 2000 TV Movie
Desert Heat 1999/II
The Thomas Crown Affair 1999
71st Annual Academy Awards Pre-Show 1999 TV Special
Winchell 1998 TV Movie

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Go for It 2016 TV Series music - 1 episode
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015-2016 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Britain's Got More Talent TV Series music - 4 episodes, 2015 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series music - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Better Call Saul TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Football Focus 2016 TV Series music - 1 episode
Creed 2015 writer: "Gonna Fly Now Theme from Rocky", "Going the Distance"
Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure 2015 music: "Gonna Fly Now Cumbia Version"
Ted 2 2015 writer: "Gonna Fly Now"
No Offence 2015 TV Series music - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent TV Series music - 2 episodes, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
One Hit Wonderland 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Wedding Ringer 2015 writer: "You're The Best"
Wimbledon 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
ABC News Nightline 2013 TV Series music - 1 episode
Rude Tube 2012-2013 TV Series music - 3 episodes
The Footy Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Mike & Mike TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Bunheads 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2012-2013 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Rocky 3 in the Playroom 2012 Video short music: "Gonna Fly" - uncredited
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza 2012 music: "Rocky's Theme"
Nostalgia Critic 2012 TV Series music - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Three-Legged Horses 2012 Short writer: "Gonna Fly Now Theme from Rocky"
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series music - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Two and a Half Men 2010 TV Series music - 1 episode
Jackass 3D 2010 Documentary performer: "Gonna Fly Now Theme from Rocky" / writer: "Gonna Fly Now Theme from Rocky"
Regular Show in Space 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes, 2010 performer - 2 episodes, 2010
Dancing on Ice TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2010
Live from Studio Five TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Assassin 2010 Short writer: "Instrumental musics"
American Idol 2007-2010 TV Series music - 2 episodes
Midgets Vs. Mascots 2009 writer: "You're the Best"
The Perfect Game 2009 writer: "When You See Forever"
The Simpsons 2003-2009 TV Series music - 3 episodes
Cyprien 2009 writer: "Rocky Gonna Fly Now"
Everybody Hates Chris 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Dynamo 2008 Short writer: "You're the Best"
The Real Hustle 2008 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Das Wunder von Wien 2008 TV Movie performer: "Gonna Fly Now" - uncredited / writer: "Gonna Fly Now" - uncredited
You Don't Mess with the Zohan 2008 writer: "Gonna Fly Now"
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2008 TV Series music - 1 episode
Big Stan 2007 writer: "You're the Best"
The Sopranos 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters 2007 Documentary writer: "You're the Best"
The Angry Video Game Nerd 2006 TV Series music - 1 episode
Rocky Balboa 2006 music: "Gonna Fly Now"
Torrente 3: El protector 2005 performer: "Gonna Fly Now" / writer: "Gonna Fly Now"
South Park 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soul Plane 2004 writer: "Gonna Fly Now"
The Calcium Kid 2004 music: "Gonna Fly Now"
My Baby's Daddy 2004 writer: "Gonna Fly Now"
Gilmore Girls 2002 TV Series music - 1 episode
Futurama 2002 TV Series music - 1 episode
Bubble Boy 2001 writer: "Gonna Fly Now Theme From Rocky"
Antitrust 2001 performer: "Cocktails" / writer: "Cocktails"
Freaks and Geeks 2000 TV Series music - 1 episode
Man on the Moon 1999 performer: "Going the Distance" 1977 / writer: "Going the Distance" 1977
Desert Heat 1999/II music: "All Roads Lead To You"
Spice World 1997 arranger: "Fanfare For Rocky" / performer: "Fanfare For Rocky" / writer: "Fanfare For Rocky"
The Devil's Own 1997 writer: "Gonna Fly Now"
Private Parts 1997 performer: "Come With Me Now" / writer: "Come With Me Now"
The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book Five - Satan Claus III: The 13th Day of Christmas 1996 TV Movie performer: "Gonna Fly Now", "Going the Distance", "The Final Bell" / writer: "Gonna Fly Now", "Going the Distance", "The Final Bell"
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary writer: "Rocky: Gonna Fly Now" - uncredited
The Nanny 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
8 Seconds 1994 "Lane's Theme"
Fatal Instinct 1993 writer: "The Mighty Bruins"
Hot Shots! Part Deux 1993 writer: "Theme"
Designing Women 1991 TV Series 1 episode
Rocky V 1990 music: "Gonna Fly Now"
Ghost Dad 1990 writer: "Cues"
Hey Hey, It's Saturday 1988 TV Series music - 1 episode
Baby Boom 1987 writer: "Everchanging Times"
Happy New Year 1987 producer: "I Only Have Eyes for You"
Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond 1987 TV Movie documentary music: "Runaway"
Moonlighting 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Karate Kid Part II 1986 producer: "Two Looking at One" / writer: "Two Looking at One"
Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show 1985-1986 TV Series music - 4 episodes
Nomads 1986 lyrics: "Strangers", "Nomads", "Dancing Mary" / music: "Strangers", "Nomads", "Dancing Mary"
Weird Science 1985 performer: "GONNA FLY NOW"
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous 1984 TV Series documentary "Come With Me Now"
The Bear 1984 music: "I'll Be Home Again"
The Karate Kid 1984 music: "The Moment of Truth", "Feel the Night", "You're the Best" / producer: "Feel the Night", "You're the Best"
The Right Stuff 1983 arranger: "Battle Hymn of the Republic", "The Eyes of Texas", "Yellow Rose of Texas", "Deep in the Heart of Texas", "Dixie" - uncredited
Mr. Mom 1983 writer: "Gonna Fly Now Rocky's theme" - uncredited
Rocky III 1982 music: "Pushin", "Gonna Fly Now"
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary writer: "For Your Eyes Only"
Carbon Copy 1981 music: "I'm Gonna Get Closer to You"
Top of the Pops 1981 TV Series writer - 1 episode
For Your Eyes Only 1981 music: "For Your Eyes Only" / performer: "For Your Eyes Only Reprise" / producer: "For Your Eyes Only Reprise" / writer: "For Your Eyes Only Reprise"
Dynasty 1981 TV Series writer: "Dynasty Opening Theme"
Roller Revolution 1980 TV Movie writer: "Redemption The Theme from Rocky II"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Man, a Woman and a Bank 1979 music: "When You Smile At Me"
Goldengirl 1979 lyrics: "Slow Down I'll Find You" / music: "Slow Down I'll Find You"
Rocky II 1979 music: "Gonna Fly Now"
Dreamer 1979 lyrics: "Reach For The Top" / music: "Reach For The Top"
Mork & Mindy 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Things We Did Last Summer 1978 TV Movie writer: "Gonna Fly Now"
Paradise Alley 1978 music: "TOO CLOSE TO PARADISE"
Five Days from Home 1978 music: "Love Theme"
Bei po 1977 "The Final Bell"
Handle with Care 1977 music: "You Heard the Song"
A Sensitive, Passionate Man 1977 TV Movie music: "My Sensitive, Passionate Man"
The 49th Annual Academy Awards 1977 TV Special writer: "Magic Circle", "Gonna Fly Now"
Rocky 1976 music: "Gonna Fly Now"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slow Dancing in the Big City 1978 Rehearsal Pianist

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Way of the Karate Kid 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
The History of North and South 2004 Video documentary short special thanks
Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness 2000 Documentary the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 57th Annual Academy Awards 1985 TV Special documentary Himself - Musical Director
Making the Coolangatta Gold 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 56th Annual Academy Awards 1984 TV Special documentary Himself - Winner: Best Original Score
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Conductor
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Himself - Conductor & Nominee: Best Original Song
Rock Music Awards 1977 TV Special Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1977 TV Series Himself - Composer
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs 2017 Documentary filming Himself
The Nation's Favourite Bond Song 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Good Morning San Diego 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Biography 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Oscar's Red Carpet 2008 with Regis Philbin 2008 TV Special Himself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Staccato: A Composer's Notebook with Bill Conti 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Conductor
The History of North and South 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Composer
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Super Secret Movie Rules 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
T-20 Years and Counting 2003 Video documentary short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Composer
Silhouettes: The James Bond Titles 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The Bond Sound: The Music of 007 2000 Video documentary short Himself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Orchestra conducter
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - orchestra director
Pesel Ha'Zahav 1998 Documentary Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special
Hour Magazine 1986 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003)
2003 Outstanding Achievement Award Los Angeles Italian Film Awards Film Scoring
1999 OFTA TV Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Behind the Scenes
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998)
1998 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top TV Series Primetime Live (1989)
1997 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top TV Series Primetime Live (1989)
1997 Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing Palm Springs International Film Festival
1996 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Theme
1996 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top TV Series Primetime Live (1989)
1995 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Theme
1995 Lifetime Achievement Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards
1994 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Theme
1994 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top TV Series Primetime Live (1989)
1994 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top Box Office Films Rookie of the Year (1993)
1993 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Theme
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction The 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992) · Jack Eskew (arranger)
· Julie Giroux (arranger)
· Ashley Irwin (arranger)
· Hummie Mann (arranger)
1992 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Theme
1991 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Theme
1991 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Feature Film Standards For Your Eyes Only (1981)
1990 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Theme
1989 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Theme
1989 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 10 November 1989. At 6541 Hollywood Blvd.
1988 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Theme
1988 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Feature Film Standards Rocky (1976) · Carol Connors
· Ayn Robbins
1987 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Theme
1987 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top Box Office Films The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
1986 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Theme
1984 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Score The Right Stuff (1983)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008)
2007 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Film Music Compilation Album or Box Set · Robert Townson (album produced by)
· Bill Pitzonka (album art direction by)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006)
2005 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best New Release/Re-Release/Re-Recording of an Existing Score F.I.S.T (1978) · Robert Townson (album produced by)
2001 Video Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Original Score The Real Macaw (1998)
2000 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997)
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995)
1994 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction The 66th Annual Academy Awards (1994)
1993 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Original Score Tales from the Crypt (1989)
1991 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (1991) · Julie Giroux (principal arranger)
· Jack Eskew (principal arranger)
· Ashley Irwin (principal arranger)
· Dennis McCarthy (principal arranger)
· Marc Shaiman (principal arranger)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) · William Kidd (arranger)
· Julie Giroux (arranger)
· Ashley Irwin (arranger)
· Morton Stevens (arranger)
· Jack Eskew (arranger)
· Peter Matz (arranger)
· Billy Byers (arranger)
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) North and South (1985)
1982 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song For Your Eyes Only (1981) · Michael Leeson (lyrics)
1982 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture For Your Eyes Only (1981) · Michael Leeson (lyrics)
1981 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Most Intrusive Musical Score Neighbors (1981)
1979 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture An Unmarried Woman (1978)
1978 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Special Rocky (1976)
1977 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Rocky (1976) · Carol Connors (lyrics)
· Ayn Robbins (lyrics)
1977 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Rocky (1976)


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#Quote
1 In the back of your mind, when you say you want to write music for the movies, you're saying that you want a big house, a big car and a boat. If you just wanted to write music, you could live in Kansas and do it.
2 There's a higher place that I have no illusions about reaching. There's a sophistication and aesthetic about composers who only write only for the music's sake.


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