Beal, Jeff 1963–

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BEAL, Jeff 1963


Born June 20, 1963, in Hayward, CA; married Joan Beal, 1984; children: Henry. Education: Graduated from Eastman School of Music.

Addresses: Agent The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, 13245 Riverside Dr., Suite 450, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Manager First Artists Management, 16000 Ventura Blvd., Suite 605, Encino, CA 91436.

Career: Composer, music engineer, and music performer. Worked a gigging jazz musician; performed in and wrote works for orchestras.

Awards, Honors: World Soundtrack Award nomination, discovery of the year, 2001, for Pollock; BMI TV Music Award, 2001, for Family Law; named one of 20 Creatives to Watch, Variety Magazine, 2001; Emmy Award, 2002, for Peggy and Dorothy; DVD Premiere Award nomination, best original score, 2003, for A Gentleman's Game; Emmy Award, outstanding main title theme music, 2003, for Monk; won 11 db awards, Downbeat Magazine.


Film Work:

Trumpeter, Dominick and Eugene, 1988.

Music performer and music engineer, Cheap Shots, Hemdale Film Corp., 1989.

Television Work; Movies:

Trumpet performer, Zooman, Showtime, 1995.

Television Work; Specials:

Music performer, Rivera in America (documentary), PBS, 1988.



Liberation, 1987.

Objects in the Mirror, Triloka Records, 1992.

Three Graces, Triloka Records, 1993.

Contemplations, Triloka Records, 1994.

The Gathering (with Joan Beal), Triloka Records, 1996.

Alternate Route, Unitone Records, 2000.

Also recorded Pollock Soundtrack, Unitone Records; Red Shift, Koch Jazz; Perpetual Motion, Island Records; Liberation, Island Records.


Film Scores:

Cheap Shots, Hemdale Film Corp., 1989.

Ring of Steel, MCA, 1994.

The Fence, 1994.

Love Is All There Is, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996.

Power 98, Warner Vision Entertainment, 1996.

First Love, Second Planet (short film), 1996.

Guy, Gramercy, 1997.

Lookin' Italian (also known as Showdown ), Vision Quest Entertainment, 1998.

Harlem Aria (also known as DestinyEinmal ganz oben stehen ), 1999.

Mambo Cafe, Unapix Entertainment, 2000.

Pollock, Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

A Gentleman's Game, First Look Home Entertainment, 2001.

Crazy Jones, Harmony Gold, 2002.

The House on Turk Street (also known as No Good Deed ), Seven Arts, 2002.

No Distance Too Far (documentary short film), 2002.

Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (documentary), 2003.

In the Realms of the Unreal (documentary), 2004.

Also wrote score for The General.

Film Additional Music:

Imposter, Dimension Films, 2002.

Film Songs:

"Anthem," The Real Blonde, Paramount, 1998.

Television Scores; Series:

I Witness Video, NBC, 1992.

Nothing Sacred, ABC, 1997.

L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs ), CBS, 1998.

Family Law, CBS, 1999.

(And main title theme first season only) Monk, USA Network, 2002.

Carnivale, HBO, 2003.

Television Scores; Miniseries:

Undue Influence (also known as Steve Martini's Undue Influence ), CBS, 1996.

"For Miles and Miles," From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Scores; Movies:

Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence (also known as Frame Up ), NBC, 1994.

Power 98, HBO, 1996.

Lies He Told, ABC, 1997.

The Passion of Ayn Rand, Showtime, 1999.

Joe and Max, Starz!, 2002.

Door to Door, TNT, 2002.

The Secret Life of Zoey, Lifetime, 2002.

Conviction, Showtime, 2002.

12 Mile Road, CBS, 2003.

It Must Be Love, CBS, 2003.

Back When We Were Grownups, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Monk, USA Network, 2002.

Orchestral Works:

Wrote Alternate Route; Interchange; Red ShiftConcerto for Orchestra; Wright Suite; Clarinet Concerto; Three Legged Race; Things Unseen; Bass Concerto; The Uncluttered Path.



Jeff Beal Official Site,, February 25, 2004.