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Edelman, Randy 1947–

Edelman, Randy 1947–

PERSONAL

Born June 10, 1947, in Paterson, NJ; son of an accountant and a first-grade teacher; married Jackie De-Shannon (a singer and songwriter); children: Noah. Education: Attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati. Religion: Jewish.

Addresses: Agent—The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, 13245 Riverside Dr., Suite 450, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.

Career: Composer, orchestrator, arranger, conductor, keyboard player, and vocalist. Worked as an arranger at King Records; CBS Records, New York City, staff songwriter, 1970; composed the Soarin' (Ride) theme for Disney's California Adventure.

Awards, Honors: BMI Film Music Award, 1989, for Twins; BMI Film Music Award, 1990, for Ghostbusters II; BMI Television Music Award, 1991, for MacGyver; BMI Film Music Award, 1992, for Kindergarten Cop; Golden Globe Award nomination (with Trevor Jones), best original score for a motion picture, 1992, Film Award nomination (with Jones), best original film score, British Academy of Film and Telelvision Arts, 1993, BMI Film Music Award, 1994, all for The Last of the Mohicans; BMI Film Music Award, 1995, for The Mask; BMI Film Music Award, 1996, for While You Were Sleeping; Saturn Award nomination, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1997; BMI Film Music Award, 1998, for Anaconda; BMI Film Music Award, 1999, for Six Days, Seven Nights; BMI Film Music Award, 2003, for xXx; Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award, BMI Film and Television Awards, 2003.

CREDITS

Film Work:

Music performer, Red, White and Busted (also known as Outside In), Robbins International, 1972.

Choral arranger and orchestrator, "Kumbaya," Troop Beverly Hills, Columbia, 1989.

Music conductor, The Last of the Mohicans, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Music conductor, The Distinguished Gentleman, Buena Vista, 1992.

Orchestrator, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Universal, 1993.

Orchestrator, The Big Green, Buena Vista, 1995.

Music conductor, The Indian in the Cupboard, Columbia/Paramount, 1995.

Music conductor, Dragonheart, Universal, 1996.

Music conductor, Daylight, Universal, 1996.

Music conductor and pianist, Diabolique, Warner Bros., 1996.

Music conductor, and producer and arranger of song "Down in the Everglades," Gone Fishin', Buena Vista, 1997.

Orchestra conductor, For Richer or Poorer, Universal, 1997.

Score conductor, Six Days, Seven Nights (also known as 6 Days 7 Nights), Touchstone, 1998.

Orchestra conductor, EDtv (also known as Ed TV), 1999.

Orchestra conductor, Shanghai Noon, 2000.

Song conductor ("The Hong Kong Cha Cha"), Rush Hour 2, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Orchestra conductor, Corky Romano (also known as Corky Romano: "Special" Agent), Buena Vista, 2001.

Conductor, xXx (also known as Triple X), Sony, 2002.

Orchestra conductor, Shanghai Knights, Buena Vista, 2003.

Music conductor, Surviving Christmas, DreamWorks, 2004.

Songs producer, orchestra conductor, music conductor, and band arrangements, Connie and Carla, Universal, 2004.

Film Appearances:

A guest at Heartland, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (also known as Banda de los corazones), Universal, 1978.

Himself, The Making of "Dragonheart" (documentary), 1997.

Television Work; Movies:

Music performer, Dennis the Menace: Dinosaur Hunter! (also known as Dennis the Menace), 1993.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Rod and Emu's Saturday Special, 1983.

Stage Work:

Keyboardist, The Boyfriend, Broadway production, c. 1970.

RECORDINGS

Albums:

Randy Edelman, 1972.

Laughter and Tears, 1973.

Prime Cuts, 1975.

Fairwell Fairbanks, Vivid Sound, 1976.

If Love Is Real, 1977.

Uptown Uptempo, 1979.

You're the One, 1979.

On Time, 1982.

Randy Edelman & His Piano, 1984.

The Very Best Of …, Rev-Ola, 20-03.

WRITINGS

Film Scores:

Executive Action, National General, 1973.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Universal, 1978.

The Chipmunk Adventure, Samuel Goldwyn, 1987.

Feds, Warner Bros., 1988.

Troop Beverly Hills, Columbia, 1989.

Ghostbusters II (also known as Ghostbusters 2), Columbia, 1989.

(With Howard Shore) Quick Change, Warner Bros., 1990.

Kindergarten Cop, Universal, 1990.

Come See the Paradise, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990.

Quick Change, 1990.

V. I. Warshawski (also known as V. I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels), Buena Vista, 1991.

Shout, Universal, 1991.

Drop Dead Fred (also known as My Special Friend), New Line Cinema, 1991.

Eyes of an Angel (also known as The Tender), Trans World Entertainment, 1991.

Beethoven, Universal, 1992.

(With Trevor Jones) The Last of the Mohicans, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

The Distinguished Gentleman, Buena Vista, 1992.

My Cousin Vinny, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Universal, 1993.

Gettysburg, New Line Cinema, 1993.

Beethoven's 2nd, Universal, 1993.

Angels in the Outfield (also known as Angels), Buena Vista, 1994.

Greedy, Imagine Entertainment, 1994.

Pontiac Moon, Paramount, 1994.

The Mask, Dark Horse Entertainment/New Line Cinema, 1994.

Billy Madison, Universal, 1995.

Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill (also known as Tall Tale), Walt Disney Productions, 1995.

The Big Green, Buena Vista, 1995.

The Indian in the Cupboard, Columbia/Paramount, 1995.

While You Were Sleeping, Buena Vista, 1995.

Daylight, Universal, 1996.

Diabolique, Warner Bros., 1996.

Down Periscope, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Dragonheart, Universal, 1996.

The Quest, Universal, 1996.

Anaconda, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997.

For Richer or Poorer, Universal, 1997.

Gone Fishin', Buena Vista, 1997.

Leave It to Beaver, Universal, 1997.

Six Days, Seven Nights (also known as 6 Days 7 Nights), Touchstone, 1998.

The Gelfin (also known as Crazy Gelfins), Universal, 1999.

EDtv (also known as Ed TV), Universal, 1999.

The Whole Nine Yards (also known as Le nouveau voisin), Warner Bros., 2000.

Passion of Mind, Paramount Classics, 2000.

Shanghai Noon, Buena Vista, 2000.

The Replacements, Warner Bros., 2000.

The Skulls (also known as Le clan des Skulls), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000.

Head Over Heels, Universal, 2001.

China: The Panda Adventure, IMAX, 2001.

Osmosis Jones, Warner Bros., 2001.

Corky Romano (also known as Corky Romano: "Special" Agent), Buena Vista, 2001.

Black Knight, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Frank McKlusky, C.I., Buena Vista, 2002.

xXx (also known as Triple X), Sony, 2002.

Who Is Cletis Tout?, Paramount Classics, 2002.

National Security, Sony, 2003.

Shanghai Knights, Buena Vista, 2003.

Gods and Generals, Warner Bros., 2003.

Surviving Christmas, DreamWorks, 2004.

Connie and Carla, Universal, 2004.

Cartoon Logic (documentary short), New Line Home Video, 2005.

Return to Edge City (documentary short), New Line Home Video, 2005.

Introducing Cameron Diaz (documentary short), New Line Home Video, 2005.

Chow Bella: Hollywood's Pampered Pooches (documentary short), New Line Home Video, 2005.

What Makes Fido Run? (documentary short), New Line Home Video, 2005.

Son of the Mask, New Line Cinema, 2005.

Creating "Son of the Mask": Digital Diapers and Dog Bytes (documentary short), New Line Home Video, 2005.

Paw Prints and Baby Steps: On the Set of "Son of the Mask" (documentary short), New Line Home Video, 2005.

Film Additional Music:

Twins, Universal, 1988.

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Warner Bros., 2005.

Film Songs:

Red, White and Busted (also known as Outside In), Robbins International, 1972.

Television Scores; Series:

Ryan's Four, ABC, 1983.

(Theme song) Maximum Security, HBO, 1985.

(And theme) MacGyver, ABC, 1985–87.

Mr. Sunshine, ABC, 1986.

(And theme music) The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (also known as Brisco County, Jr.), Fox, 1993.

The Mask (animated), CBS, 1995–98.

Television Scores; Movies:

Snatched, ABC, 1973.

Blood Sport, ABC, 1973.

When Your Lover Leaves, NBC, 1983.

A Doctor's Story, NBC, 1984.

Scandal Sheet (also known as The Devil's Bed), ABC, 1985.

Taking Back My Life (also known as Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story), CBS, 1992.

Dennis the Menace: Dinosaur Hunter! (also known as Dennis the Menace), 1993.

Citizen X, HBO, 1995.

The Hunley, TNT, 1999.

A Season on the Brink, ESPN, 2002.

Television Scores; Pilots:

MacGyver, ABC, 1985.

Television Scores; Specials:

All the Kids Do It, CBS, 1984.

Happily Ever After, PBS, 1985.

A Family Again, ABC, 1988.

(Closing music) The 1996 Summer Olympic Games, NBC, 1996.

(Theme music) Super Bowl XXXII, ABC, 1998.

Surviving Christmas: Unwrapping the Comedy, 2004.

Television Songs; Specials:

"Weekend in New England," Manilow Country, The Nashville Network, 2000.

Television Scores; Episodic:

"Surviving Christmas," HBO First Look, HBO, 2004.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

People Weekly, May 5, 1980, p. 129.

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