Chang, Gary 1953-

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Chang, Gary 1953-


Full name, Gary Kington Chang; born February 22, 1953, in Minneapolis, MN; son of Melvin and Diana (maiden name, Lee) Chang; married Margaret Ann Craig, February 14, 1982. Education: Attended Tufts University, 1971; Carnegie-Mellon University, B.F.A., 1975; California Institute of Arts, M.F.A., 1977. Avocational Interests: Cooking, tennis.


Agent—Soundtrack Music Associates, 2229 Cloverfield Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405.


Composer, studio musician, synthesizer programmer, and producer. Pianist with a quartet in Pittsburgh, PA, c. 1970s; Fairlight Instruments, West Los Angeles, CA, product specialist, 1980-82; Gary Chang Co., Newhall, CA, composer and studio musician, 1982-85; Gary Chang Music Co., Inc., Newhall, principal and film music composer, 1985—. Rolandcorp USA, product consultant, 1985-89.


American Federation of Musicians, Society of Composers and Lyricists.

Awards, Honors:

National Endowment for the Arts grant, 1977; BMI Film Music Award, Broadcast Music, Inc. Film and Television Awards, 1993, for Under Siege; Golden Reel Award nomination (with others), best sound editing, direct to video category, Motion Picture Sound Editors, 2006, for Left Behind: A World at War.


Film Work:

Music performer, Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, Universal, 1983.

Song producer, "Dream Montage," and music performer, The Breakfast Club, Universal, 1985.

Music arranger, additional electronic music, The Color of Money, Buena Vista, 1986.

Music performer, 52 Pick-Up, Cannon, 1986.

Music performer, Firewalker, Cannon, 1986.

Song producer, "Bring Me a Dream," Death Warrant, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1990.

Song producer, "Dangerous" and "Standing in the Shadows," The Perfect Weapon, Paramount, 1991.

Music producer, The Island of Dr. Moreau, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Television Appearances:

Himself, Kat—jagten paa gyset, 2001.


Albums; Soundtrack Recordings:

A Shock to the System, Windham Hill Jazz, 1990.

Under Siege, Varese Sarabande, 1993.

Island of Dr. Moreau, Milan, 1996.


Television Music Composer; Movies:

A Killer Among Us, CBS, 1990.

Rising Son, TNT, 1990.

83 Hours 'til Dawn, CBS, 1990.

Donor, CBS, 1990.

Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story, CBS, 1991.

The Nightman (also known as The Watchman), NBC, 1992.

In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion (also known as Children of Fury), NBC, 1992.

Shadow of a Stranger, 1992.

The Last Hit, 1993.

Double Deception, 1993.

(Including song "When the Rain Starts to Fall") A Family Torn Apart (also known as Sudden Fury: A Family Torn Apart), ABC, 1993.

Full Eclipse, 1993.

Deep Red, Sci-Fi Channel, 1994.

Against the Wall, HBO, 1994.

The Burning Season, HBO, 1994.

Nowhere to Hide, 1994.

Fatherland, 1994.

The Avenging Angel, 1995.

Original Sins (also known as Acts of Contrition), 1995.

Twisted Desire, 1996.

Twilight Man, 1996.

The Limbic Region, Showtime, 1996.

Murder Live!, NBC, 1997.

Under Pressure (also known as Bad Day on the Block and The Fireman), 1997.

A Soldier's Sweetheart, 1998.

Blackout Effect (also known as 747), 1998.

Silencing Mary (also known as Campus Justice), NBC, 1998.

Mind Games (also known as Trauma), 1998.

A Bright Shining Lie, HBO, 1998.

At the Mercy of a Stranger, CBS, 1999.

Locked in Silence, Showtime, 1999.

Chameleon 2: Death Match, UPN, 1999.

The Crossing, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Runaway Virus, 2000.

A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle, CBS, 2000.

Range of Motion, Lifetime, 2000.

Path to War, HBO, 2002.

The Glow, Fox, 2002.

Sniper 2, 2002.

The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, ABC, 2003.

Rush of Fear, Lifetime, 2003.

Word of Honor, TNT, 2003.

Television Music Composer; Miniseries:

Andersonville, TNT, 1996.

George Wallace, TNT, 1997.

Storm of the Century (also known as Stephen King's "Storm of the Century" and La tempete du siecle), ABC, 1999.

Rose Red (also known as Stephen King's "Rose Red"), ABC, 2002.

Kingdom Hospital (also known as Stephen King's "Kingdom Hospital"), ABC, 2004.

Television Music Composer; Episodic:

"Hunger Chic," Trying Times, PBS, 1989.

"The Boss," Trying Times, PBS, 1989.

"Death and Taxes," Trying Times, PBS, 1989.

Premiere episode, The Marshall Chronicles, ABC, 1990.

Main title theme music, "The Dead Letter," Eerie, Indiana, NBC, 1991.

Television Music Composer; Other:

"Harold Clurman: A Life of Theatre" (special), American Masters, PBS, 1989.

WIOU (pilot), CBS, 1990.

Film Music Composer:

Additional music, The Breakfast Club, Universal, 1985.

3:15 the Moment of Truth (also known as Showdown at Lincoln High, 3:15, and 3:15 a Time to Die), Dakota Entertainment, 1986.

52 Pick-Up, Cannon, 1986.

Firewalker, Cannon, 1986.

Sticky Fingers, Spectrafilm, 1988.

The House of Usher (also known as The Fall of the House of Usher), 1988.

(With Michael Kamen) Dead-Bang, Warner Bros., 1989.

Additional music, Next of Kin, Warner Bros., 1989.

A Shock to the System, Corsair, 1990.

(And songwriter) Death Warrant, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990.

Miami Blues, Orion, 1990.

The Perfect Weapon, Paramount, 1991.

Under Siege (also known as Piege en haute mer), Warner Bros., 1993.

Sniper, TriStar, 1993.

F.T.W. (also known as F.T.W.: Fuck the World and Last Ride), 1994.

The Walking Dead, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Im sog des boesen (also known as Deadly Measures, Desperate Measures, In the Flesh, Nanny's Nightmare, Undercurrent, and Desperate-Verzweifelt), 1995.

The Substitute, Orion, 1996.

The Island of Dr. Moreau, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Double Team (also known as The Colony), Columbia, 1997.

Kat, EuroVideo, 2001.

Sam's Lake, Knick Knack Productions/Maverick Films/Mirovision/One Eye Open/.40 Caliber, 2005.

Left Behind: World at War, Columbia, 2005.

English as a Second Language, 2005, Inferno Distribution, 2007.