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Martinez, Cliff 1954–

MARTINEZ, Cliff 1954–


Full name, Clifford Martinez; born February 5, 1954, in New York, NY.


Agent—Soundtrack Music Associates, 15760 Ventura Blvd., "2021, Encino, CA 91436.


Composer and actor. Drummer with rock bands, including Captain Beefheart, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dickies, and Weirdos.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Satellite Award nomination, best original score, BMI Film Music Award, 2001, Grammy Award nomination, best score soundtrack, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 2002, for Traffic.


Film Appearances:

Member of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tough Guys, 1986.

Dickies band member, 18 Again, New World Pictures, 1988.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: What Hits?, 1992.


Film Scores:

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (also known as Sex, Lies…), Miramax, 1989.

Pump Up the Volume (also known as Plein volume and Y a–t–il une vie apres le lycee?), New Line Cinema, 1990.

Kafka, Miramax, 1991.

Night and the City, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.

King of the Hill, United International, 1993.

Underneath (also known as The Underneath), Gramercy, 1995.

Gray's Anatomy, Northern Arts, 1996.

Schizopolis (also known as Steven Soderbergh's "Schizopolis"), Wellspring Media, 1996.

Wicked, 1998.

Out of Sight, Universal, 1998.

The Limey, Artisan, 1999.

Traffic (also known as Traffic—Die Macht des Kartells), Alliance Atlantis, 2000.

Narc (also known as Narco), Paramount, 2002.

Solaris, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2002.

Narc: Shooting Up, Paramount Home Video, 2003.

Wonderland, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Wicker Park, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2004.

Havoc, Media & Entertainment, 2005.

Film Songs:

(Uncredited) "Black Eyed Blonde," Thrashin', AIP, 1986.

Television Music; Specials:

The Pee–Wee Herman Show, HBO, 1981.

Television Songs; Series:

"I'm Gonna Drawl," G String Divas, 2000.

Television Music; Movies:

Black Magic, Showtime, 1992.

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