Kliesch, Kevin 1970–

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Kliesch, Kevin 1970–

(Kevin Kleish)


Born October 15, 1970, in Teaneck, NJ; married Amy, June 3, 2003. Education: Berklee College of Music, degrees in film scoring and music synthesis. Avocational Interests: Golf, flying (certified private pilot), reading.

Career: Composer, orchestrator, and music arranger. As a musician, played several instruments.


Film Work; Music Orchestrator:

Pentathlon, Live Entertainment/PFG Entertainment, 1994.

(For English version; with others) Pokemon: The First Movie (anime), Warner Bros., 1999.

10 Things I Hate about You, Buena Vista, 1999.

The Thirteenth Floor (also known as Abwaerts in die Zukunft), Columbia, 1999.

Rugrats in Paris: The Movie—Rugrats II (animated; also known as Rugrats in Paris: The Movie and Rugrats in Paris—Der Film), Paramount, 2000.

Scream 3 (also known as Ghostface and Scream 3: Ghostface Killer), Miramax/Dimension Films, 2000.

The Watcher, MCA/Universal, 2000.

Additional orchestrations, My First Mister, Paramount Classics, 2001.

Big Fat Liar (also known as Luegen haben kurze Beine), Universal, 2002.

The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Sorority Boys (also known as Dog Catcher), Buena Vista, 2002.

The Tuxedo (also known as T.U.X.), DreamWorks, 2002.

Cheaper by the Dozen, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (also known as Dickie Roberts: (Former) Child Star), Paramount, 2003.

Good Boy!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003.

Just Married (also known as Voll verheiratet), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

(As Kevin Kleish) Under the Tuscan Sun (also known as Sotto il sole della Toscana), Buena Vista, 2003.

A Cinderella Story, Warner Bros., 2004.

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Buena Vista, 2004.

Envy, DreamWorks, 2004.

Garfield (animated; also known as Garfield: The Movie), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Little Black Book, Columbia, 2004.

Saved!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.

Taxi (also known as Taxi N.Y.C.), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Without a Paddle, Paramount, 2004.

Elektra, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Flightplan, Buena Vista, 2005.

Guess Who (also known as The Dinner Party and Untitled Bernie Mac/Ashton Kutcher Project), Columbia, 2005.

Ice Princess, Buena Vista, 2005.

The New World, New Line Cinema, 2005.

The Perfect Man, Universal, 2005.

Yours, Mine and Ours, Paramount, 2005.

The Pink Panther (also known as Birth of the Pink Panther), Columbia, 2006.

Film Music Arranger:

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (also known as Die Abenteuer von Rocky und Bullwinkle), Universal, 2000.

Additional music arrangements, I Spy (also known as I-Spy), Columbia, 2002.

Film Assistant to Composer:

Dirty Work (also known as Sale boulot), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1998.

Morgan's Ferry, Artist View Entertainment/New Films International, 1999.

The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000.

Film Music Programmer:

Doctor Dolittle, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

The Book of Stars, Showcase Entertainment, 1999.

Film Pianist:

Morgan's Ferry, Artist View Entertainment/New Films International, 1999.

Film Music Preparer:

The Tic Code, Avalanche Releasing, 1999.

Television Orchestrator: Series:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (series; also known as BtVS, Buffy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series), The WB, 1996–2001, UPN, 2001–2003.

Television Orchestrator; Movies:

(And pianist) The Wedding Dress, CBS, 2001.

Open House, CBS, 2003.

Straight from the Heart, The Hallmark Channel, 2003.


Film Music:

(With Joe Kraemer) Songs, Kingpin, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1996.

Two Coyotes, Xenon Pictures, 2000.

Additional music, Scary Movie 2 (also known as Scarier Movie), Miramax/Dimension Films, 2001.

(Uncredited) Additional music, The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Additional music, Like Mike, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Additional score, I Spy (also known as I-Spy), Columbia, 2002.

Additional music, Rugrats Go Wild! (animated; also known as Rescue Me, Rugrats Meet the Wild Thornberrys, The Rugrats Movie III, and Rugrats 3: Rescue Me), Paramount, 2003.

Dracula II: Ascension (also known as Wes Craven Presents "Dracula II: Ascension"), Buena Vista Home Video, 2003.

Additional music, Fat Albert, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy (animated), Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2004.

Dracula III: Legacy, Dimension Films, 2005.

Television Additional Music; Series:

Additional music, Glory Days (also known as Demontown), The WB, 2002.

Television Additional Score; Miniseries:

(Uncredited) Battlestar Galactica, Sci-Fi Channel, 2003.

Television Music; Movies:

(With others) The Jesse Ventura Story, NBC, 1999.

(With others) A Slight Case of Murder (also known as A Travesty), TNT, 1999.

Gentle Ben (also known as Terror on the Mountain), Animal Planet, 2002.

(With others) Open House, CBS, 2002.

Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain (also known as Black Gold), Animal Planet, 2003.

(With others) Straight from the Heart, The Hallmark Channel, 2003.

Additional music, Raising Waylon, CBS, 2004.

Back to You and Me, The Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Thicker Than Water, The Hallmark Channel, 2005.


Kliesch's compositions for films and television programs have been recorded on soundtrack albums, including Like Mike, Columbia/Sony, 2002; Fat Albert, Fox Music, 2004; and Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy, Apple/King Features, 2004.