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Christophe Beck

Biography

Canadian composer Christophe Beck has written music for both film and tv. After honing his art at Yale University or college as well as the Thornton College of Music, Beck discovered function composing for such displays as Legislation & Purchase and NYPD Blue. He received an Emmy in 1998 for his focus on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and it has contributed music for any bevy of tv and film productions, including Angel, Garfield, Elektra, Pitch Ideal, Ant-Man, The Peanuts Film, and much more. Beck in addition has composed the ratings to many Disney productions, including 2011’s The Muppets, the award-winning 2012 brief film Paperman, and 2014’s Frozen.

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Full Name Christophe Beck
Profession Film Score Composer
Education University of Southern California, Yale University, Crescent School
Nationality Canadian
Siblings Chilly Gonzales
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Music Songs Some People Are Worth Melting For, Theme from Ant-Man, Vuelie, The Great Thaw, Heimr Àrnadalr, Trollstice, Return to Arendelle, Paperman, Winter's Waltz, The Trolls, Deadweight, Angel of Verdun, The North Mountain, Find Me When You Wake Up, Remembering Jenny, Retired Extremely Dangerous, Sorcery, Curse You Red Baron, Toner, Marshmallow Attack!, Honey, I Shrunk Myself, Slayer’s Elegy, Theme From Tower Heist, Elsa Imprisoned, Rooftop Rescue, No Courage Without Fear, Loneliness of Six, Endless Love Suite, Close Your Eyes, Angel Waits, Meet Olaf, Whiteout
Albums Ant-Man, The Peanuts Movie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Edge of Tomorrow: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Score, Under the Tuscan Sun, Charlie Bartlett, Waiting for Superman, The Tuxedo, Elektra, Charlie Countryman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), The Hangover Trilogy, Good Kill (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), The Pink Panther, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, We Are Marshall, R.I.P.D. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Death at a Funeral, Year of the Dog, The Sentinel, The Hangover, Runner Runner (Original Motion Picture Score), Phoebe in Wonderland, Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, TROLLS (Original Motion Picture Score), Rubber Bug
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction, Gemini Award for Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Series
Movies Frozen, Ant-Man, Edge of Tomorrow, Trolls, The Hangover, The Peanuts Movie, Pitch Perfect, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Pink Panther, Elektra, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hangover Part III, R.I.P.D., Cheaper by the Dozen, Bring It On, Tower Heist, Garfield: The Movie, Muppets Most Wanted, Hot Tub Time Machine, Due Date, American Wedding, Under the Tuscan Sun, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, A Cinderella Story, Date Night, Runner Runner, Drillbit Taylor, Charlie Countryman, Death at a Funeral, Ice Princess, We Are Marshall, Waiting for "Superman", Fred Claus, Big Fat Liar, What Happens in Vegas, Just Married, School for Scoundrels, The Tuxedo, License to Wed, Without a Paddle, Charlie Bartlett, The Perfect Man, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, Yours, Mine & Ours, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, I Love You, Beth Cooper, Little Black Book, Two for the Money, Stealing Harvard, 3 Needles, Killing Mr. Griffin


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#Fact
1 His score "Remembering Jenny" from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) episode "Passion" is sampled in Ed Sheeran's song "Afire Love". Sheeran is reportedly a huge fan of "Buffy".
2 Attended high school at Crescent School, a private boys school located in Toronto, Canada. He is listed on the school's wall of well-known 'old boys'.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Perfect Man 2005
Ice Princess 2005
Elektra 2005
Taxi 2004/I
Without a Paddle 2004
Little Black Book 2004 music by
A Cinderella Story 2004
Garfield 2004 music by
The Skulls III 2004 Video
Saved! 2004 music by
Cheaper by the Dozen 2003
Under the Tuscan Sun 2003
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003
American Wedding 2003
Confidence 2003
The Event 2003
Just Married 2003
The Tuxedo 2002
Stealing Harvard 2002
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road 2002
The Skulls II 2002 Video
Big Fat Liar 2002
Slap Her, She's French! 2002
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1997-2001 TV Series 58 episodes
The Cutting Room 2001 Short
Wolf Girl 2001 TV Movie
Lightmaker 2001
Big Time 2000 Short
The Practice 1999-2000 TV Series 24 episodes
Bring It On 2000
Angel 1999-2000 TV Series 22 episodes
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy 2000
The Last Witness 1999 TV Movie
Coming Soon 1999
Thick as Thieves 1999
Guinevere 1999
Let the Devil Wear Black 1999
Earthquake in New York 1998 TV Movie
Dog Park 1998
Airborne 1998
Bone Daddy 1998
F/X: The Series 1996-1998 TV Series 39 episodes
Starstruck 1998
George & Leo 1997-1998 TV Series 6 episodes
The Alarmist 1997
Hostile Intent 1997
Spy Game 1997 TV Series 8 episodes
Killing Mr. Griffin 1997 TV Movie
Friends 'Til the End 1997 TV Movie as Chris Beck
Mr. October 1996 Short
Two 1996 TV Series 11 episodes
Past Perfect 1996
Second Noah 1996 TV Series 5 episodes
The Outer Limits 1996 TV Series 1 episode
Good Company 1996 TV Series
Crossworlds 1996 Video
Land's End 1995 TV Series
Pig Sty 1995 TV Series
White Fang 1993 TV Series
American Made 2017 completed
An Ordinary Man 2017 post-production
Trolls 2016 original score by
Sisters 2015/III
The Peanuts Movie 2015
Ant-Man 2015
Hot Pursuit 2015
Get Hard 2015
Frozen Fever 2015 Short
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 2015
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 2014
Cake 2014/II
Good Kill 2014
Let's Be Cops 2014
Edge of Tomorrow 2014
Red Army 2014 Documentary
30 for 30: Soccer Stories 2014 TV Series 1 episode
Muppets Most Wanted 2014 music by
Endless Love 2014
Frozen 2013/I
Runner Runner 2013
R.I.P.D. 2013
The Internship 2013
The Hangover Part III 2013
Charlie Countryman 2013
Movie 43 2013 segment "Happy Birthday"
The Guilt Trip 2012
Paperman 2012 Short
Pitch Perfect 2012
The Watch 2012/I
The Road We've Traveled 2012 Documentary short
This Means War 2012
Little Brother 2012 TV Movie
Rogue 2012 TV Movie
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! 2012 TV Series 1 episode
The Muppets 2011 original score by
Tower Heist 2011
Crazy, Stupid, Love. 2011
The Hangover Part II 2011
Cedar Rapids 2011
Burlesque 2010/I
Due Date 2010
RED 2010 music by
Death at a Funeral 2010
Date Night 2010
Hot Tub Time Machine 2010
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2010
Waiting for 'Superman' 2010 Documentary
All About Steve 2009
The Marc Pease Experience 2009
Post Grad 2009
I Love You, Beth Cooper 2009
The Hangover 2009
The Pink Panther 2 2009 music by
The Greatest 2009
What Happens in Vegas 2008
Drillbit Taylor 2008
Phoebe in Wonderland 2008
Fred Claus 2007
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising 2007
License to Wed 2007
Charlie Bartlett 2007
Year of the Dog 2007/I
We Are Marshall 2006
Day Break 2006 TV Series 1 episode
School for Scoundrels 2006
Zoom 2006
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 2006 music by
The Sentinel 2006
The Pink Panther 2006 music by
Insider Interview: The Real Brandon 2006 Video documentary short
The Making of 'Two for the Money' 2006 Video documentary short
Yours, Mine & Ours 2005 music by
Two for the Money 2005
3 Needles 2005

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frozen 2013/I additional song orchestrator
Struck by Lightning 2012 score produced by
Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 score producer
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2010 composer: theme music
Charlie Bartlett 2007 score producer
Day Break 2006-2007 TV Series composer - 13 episodes
School for Scoundrels 2006 score producer
The Pink Panther 2006 score producer
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 composer: additional music
Without a Paddle 2004 score producer
Saved! 2004 score produced by
Confidence 2003 conductor / score producer
HBO First Look 2002 TV Series documentary musician - 1 episode
Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road 2002 conductor: score
Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Series musical director - 1 episode, 2001 song arranger - 1 episode, 2001 song producer - 1 episode, 2001 composer - 1 episode, 1997
Bring It On 2000 score producer
Guinevere 1999 score producer
F/X: The Series TV Series composer - 26 episodes, 1996 - 1998 music supervisor - 1 episode, 1998
The Alarmist 1997 music producer: score
Death Match 1994 additional music programmer - as Chris Beck / music scoring mixer - as Chris Beck

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life Is 2016 Short music: "Let It Glow"
Disney Magic Kingdom 2016 Video Game performer: "Elsa and Anna", "Epilogue" / writer: "Elsa and Anna", "Epilogue"
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip 2015 writer: "Joy Steals Cab"
The Judge 2014 writer: "Rose Pregnant"
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 writer: "Blind Man"
Frozen 2013/I music: "Vuelie", "Vuelie Reprise", "Heimr Àrnadalr" uncredited / producer: "Vuelie", "Vuelie Reprise"
Atop the Fourth Wall 2012 TV Series 1 episode
Think Like a Man 2012 writer: "Jack and Ali"
Knight and Day 2010 writer: "Dolby's Con"
Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 writer: "Blind Man"
Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts 2009 Video performer: "Rave Opera" / writer: "Rave Opera"
Phoebe in Wonderland 2008 arranger: "Ninety Times Nine"
Fred Claus 2007 writer: "Kids Miss the Old Life", "Even the Dog Is Homesick"
Employee of the Month 2006 performer: "All About the Money" / writer: "All About the Money"
Click 2006 writer: "Home 3"
Wedding Crashers 2005 writer: "Springtime" 2003
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 "Son Sueños"
The Event 2003 performer: "F**k You Very Much", "Mother", "Final Goodbye" / writer: "F**k You Very Much", "Mother", "Final Goodbye"
Big Fat Liar 2002 writer: "Spanish Backlot"
Slap Her, She's French! 2002 writer: "The Beef Song"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Series performer - 5 episodes, 1998 - 2000 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Coming Soon 1999 performer: "Alive Again" / writer: "Alive Again"
Nightwatch 1997 performer: "Looking for James" / writer: "Looking for James"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2000 TV Series Pianist

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
SCORE: A Film Music Documentary 2016 Documentary Himself
Just Seen It 2014 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Finding Kraftland 2007 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music in an Animated Feature Production Frozen (2013) · Robert Lopez
· Kristen Anderson-Lopez
2013 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score Frozen (2013)
2012 ASCAP Award ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Top Box Office Films The Muppets (2011) · Bret McKenzie
2010 HMMA Award Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Best Original Score - Indie Film / Documentary / Short Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Frozen (2013)
2014 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Score Frozen (2013)
2014 HMMA Award Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Best Original Score - Documentary Red Army (2014) · Leo Birenberg
2013 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Score Frozen (2013)
2013 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Original Score Frozen (2013)
2013 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Original Score or Soundtrack Frozen (2013)
2013 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for an Animated Feature Film Frozen (2013)
2013 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Score Frozen (2013)
2011 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Music The Muppets (2011) · Bret McKenzie
2010 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Documentary Feature Film Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)
2006 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Comedy Film The Pink Panther (2006)
2006 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Most Intrusive Musical Score Zoom (2006)
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) · Jesse Tobias (music director)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best New Theme Song in a Series Angel (1999) · Robert J. Kral
1998 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Series F/X: The Series (1996)
1998 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Series F/X: The Series (1996)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Soundtrack Frozen (2013)


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