Born in Santa Monica, CA; married Jill Ann Meyer, May 9, 1999; children: Molly Rose. Education: Attended California State University, Fullerton. Avocational Interests: Collecting guitars and rare instruments.
Agent—Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, 13245 Riverside Dr., Suite 450, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.
Composer, music producer, and orchestrator. Performs as a singer, guitarist, pianist, and percussionist, including appearances on tour with Trevor Rabin; also music producer and composer for Yes and collaborator with recording artist such as Phil Collins and Kenny Loggins. Composer (with Collins) of the Brother Bear live show for Disneyland theme park; also composer for numerous television commercials, including music for Mountain Dew soft drinks, Jaguar automobiles, McDonald's restaurants, U.S. Army, and American Express.
Two BMI Film Music Awards, Broadcast Music Inc., 1995, for Bad Boys and Speed; Grammy Award, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, best musical album for children, and American Music Award, best popular album, both 1994, for producing The Lion King; BMI Film Music Awards, 1997, for Twister, and 1998, for Con Air; Grammy Award, best musical show album, 1998, for producing stage version of The Lion King; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best original musical score (with others), 1998, and Ivor Novello Award, international achievement in musical theatre, 2000, both for The Lion King; Grammy Award, best soundtrack album, 1999, and BMI Film Music Award, 2000, both for Tarzan; BMI Film Music Award, 2002, for Training Day; Annie Award nomination, International Animated Film Society, outstanding music in an animated feature production (with Phil Collins), and BMI Film Music Award, both 2004, for Brother Bear; platinum record certification, Recording Industry Association of America, for film soundtrack recording The Lion King.
Music orchestrator and song arranger, "I Just Can't Wait to be King,""Hakuna Matata," and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," The Lion King (animated), Buena Vista, 1994.
Music producer, Monkey Trouble, New Line Cinema, 1994.
(Uncredited) Orchestrator, Twister, Warner Bros., 1996.
Music arranger, Speed 2: Cruise Control, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.
Orchestrator, Return to Paradise, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.
Score producer, song arranger, and orchestra conductor, Tarzan (animated), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 1999.
Music producer, Training Day, Warner Bros., 2001.
Also arranger and producer of songs for other films.
Television Work; Series:
Music arranger and performer, Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World, PBS, 1992.
Executive music producer (and arranger and producer of song "Two Worlds"), Disney's "The Legend of Tarzan," 2001.
Television Appearances; Specials:
The Making of "Speed 2: Cruise Control," 1997.
Soundtrack recordings include The Lion King (film soundtrack), The Lion King (stage version), and Tarzan. Composer (with others) and producer of Black Moon by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, Polygram; composer and producer of Miracle of Life, Arista; composer (with others), arranger, and producer, Rhythm of the Pride Lands by Lebo M, Walt Disney Records. Also arranger of music for other recordings.
Mankillers, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1987.
Death Chase (also known as Chase), New Star Entertainment, 1988.
Night Wars, Action International Pictures, 1988.
Space Mutiny, Action International Pictures, 1988.
Code Name Vengeance, Action International Pictures, 1989.
Hell on the Battleground (also known as Battleground), Action International Pictures, 1989.
Rage to Kill, Action International Pictures, 1989.
Born Killer, 1990.
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1991.
Additional music, True Romance (also known as Breakaway), Warner Bros., 1993.
Monkey Trouble (also known as Pet), New Line Cinema, 1994.
Speed, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1994.
Assassins (also known as Day of Reckoning), Warner Bros., 1995.
Bad Boys, Columbia, 1995.
Fair Game, Warner Bros., 1995.
Money Train, Columbia, 1995.
Running Wild (also known as Born Wild), 1995.
Man of the House (also known as Man 2 Man and Pals Forever), Buena Vista, 1995.
Moll Flanders, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1996.
Twister, Warner Bros., 1996.
Con Air, Buena Vista, 1997.
(Including song "Speed TK Re–mix") Speed 2: Cruise Control, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.
Return to Paradise (also known as All for One), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1998.
(Including songs "Two Worlds" and "You'll Be In My Heart") Tarzan (animated), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 1999.
Auggie Rose (also known as Beyond Suspicion), Roxie Releasing, 2000.
Bait (also known as Piege), Warner Bros., 2000.
Training Day, Warner Bros., 2001.
Domestic Disturbance, Paramount, 2001.
Early Bloomer (animated short film), Columbia, 2003.
(With Phil Collins) Brother Bear (animated; also known as Tierra de osos), Buena Vista, 2003.
The Haunted Mansion (also known as Disney's "Haunted Mansion"), Buena Vista, 2003.
The Reckoning (also known as Morality Play and El misterio de Wells), Paramount Classics, 2004.
Asylum, Paramount Classics, 2005.
Tarzan II (animated), Buena Vista Home Video, 2005.
Songs Featured in Films:
"You and Me" and "Home," Jetsons: The Movie, Universal, 1990.
Television Music; Movies:
Future Force, syndicated, 1992.
(Including theme music), Lifepod, Fox, 1993.
Taking Liberty, ABC, 1996.
Theme, Houdini, TNT, 1998.
Television Music; Series:
Millennium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World, PBS, 1992.
Space Rangers, CBS, 1993.
(Including theme music), The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, 1995.
Theme music, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Showtime, 1996.
Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (also known as S.O.F., Inc. and S.O.F. Special Ops Force), 1997.
Theme music, The Strip, UPN, 1999.
Television Music; Miniseries:
"Apollo 1" segment, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.
The music from the 1994 film Speed has been featured in subsequent films, including Don't Say a Word, released by Twentieth Century–Fox in 2001, and Road, released by Varma Corporation in 2002.
Playbill, June 20, 2003.
Mark Mancina Official Site, http://www.markmancina.com, July 21, 2005.