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John Cacavas (1930–2014)

Composer | Soundtrack | Music Department
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KNOWN FOR 
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) | Live Free or Die Hard (2007) | Kojak (1973-1978)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win More »
BORN 
Aug 13, 1930 (died Jan 28, 2014)

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Past Film & Video (46 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Polka KingThe Polka King Writer ("I'm the Singer, You're the Song I Sing")  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for DalidaDalida Lyrics ("The Way To Your Heart"), Music ("The Way To Your Heart"), Writer ("The Way To Your Heart")  Less 2016 €15MM
  • Primary photo for Jenny's WeddingJenny's Wedding Writer ("86400 Seconds in Each Day")  Less 2015 $2K / —
  • Primary photo for SurvivorSurvivor Writer ("I Love This Time Of Year")  Less 2015 $20MM
  • Primary photo for StretchStretch Writer ("BLUEBIRD")  Less 2014 $5MM
  • Primary photo for X-Men: Days of Future PastX-Men: Days of Future Past Arranger ("Star Spangled Banner")  Less 2014 $200MM $234MM / $748MM
  • Primary photo for The HuntersThe Hunters Writer ("All Because of Mr. Santa Claus")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D ChristmasA Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Writer ("Has Anybody Seen Kris Kringle?", "Christmas with the One That I Love")  Less 2011 $19MM $35MM / —
  • Primary photo for Di Di HollywoodDi Di Hollywood Writer ("Curtain Up")  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Wall Street: Money Never SleepsWall Street: Money Never Sleeps Writer ("Two Latin Lovers")  Less 2010 $70MM $52MM / $135MM
  • Primary photo for La vida empieza hoyLa vida empieza hoy Writer ("My Baby Comes Home to Me")  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Casino Jack and the United States of MoneyCasino Jack and the United States of Money Soundtrack ("TRUMPET", "TIME AND AGAIN", "NATIONAL ANTHEM OF USSR")  Less 2010 $176K / —
  • Primary photo for My One and OnlyMy One and Only Writer ("Pick and Pluck")  Less 2009 $2.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Accidental HusbandThe Accidental Husband Writer ("Even Steven", "Bluebird", "Showtime")  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Melodrama HabibiMelodrama Habibi Music ("Where have you been all my life ?")  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for College Road TripCollege Road Trip Arranger ("National Emblem"), Performer ("National Emblem")  Less 2008 $46MM / —
  • Primary photo for Live Free or Die HardLive Free or Die Hard Arranger ("Hail to the Chief")  Less 2007 $110MM $135MM / $384MM
  • Primary photo for Les ambitieuxLes ambitieux Writer ("Here Comes The Sun", "All Day", "Out Of My Dreams")  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Deck the HallsDeck the Halls Arranger ("Star Spangled Banner")  Less 2006 $35MM / —
  • Primary photo for Boo, Zino & the SnurksBoo, Zino & the Snurks Writer ("Teach The World to Love")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Sweet DestinySweet Destiny Arranger ("The Washington Post")  Less 2004 CAD 1.2MM
  • Primary photo for MiracleMiracle Writer ("Time and Time Again")  Less 2004 $28MM $64MM / $64MM
  • Primary photo for Speedway JunkySpeedway Junky Writer ("Sunday Drive")  Less 1999 $1MM $17K / —
  • Primary photo for Girls TownGirls Town Writer ("Half Time Show - 2", "Rah-Rah March - 2")  Less 1996 $403K / —
  • Primary photo for Rescue MeRescue Me Writer ("Onward Central High")  Less 1992 $199K / —
  • Primary photo for Paris by NightParis by Night Music ("Noble Fanfare No.3") (uncredited)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for They're Playing with FireThey're Playing with Fire Composer, Conductor, Lyrics ("Playing With Fire"), Music ("Playing With Fire")  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for MortuaryMortuary Composer, Composer (songs), Conductor  Less 1983 $250K $4.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Gangster WarsGangster Wars Composer  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Separate WaysSeparate Ways Composer, Conductor, Music ("One More Time")  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Hangar 18Hangar 18 Composer, Conductor  Less 1980 $11MM $6MM / —
  • Primary photo for A Walk in the SunA Walk in the Sun Music ("Greek Dance") (uncredited)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Chez NousChez Nous Music ("Cathedral Kazoo")  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Airport '77Airport '77 Composer, Conductor  Less 1977 $6MM $30MM / —
  • Primary photo for LizLiz Music ("The Fixer") (uncredited)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for BuddiesBuddies Music ("Whisper Samba") (uncredited)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The HindenburgThe Hindenburg Arranger ("Mountaineer March", "Vienna, Always Vienna", "Regimental March", "Deutschland Uber Alles") (uncredited)  Less 1975 $15MM $28MM / —
  • Primary photo for Airport 1975Airport 1975 Composer, Conductor (uncredited), Orchestrator (uncredited)  Less 1974 $3MM $47MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Satanic Rites of DraculaThe Satanic Rites of Dracula Composer  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Senza ragioneSenza ragione Composer (song)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for BladeBlade Composer, Conductor, Music Arranger  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Horror ExpressHorror Express Composer  Less 1972 $300K
  • Primary photo for Pancho VillaPancho Villa Music ("We All End Up the Same")  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Dirty DozenThe Dirty Dozen Arranger ("National Emblem") (uncredited)  Less 1967 $5.4MM $45MM / —
  • Primary photo for The VictorsThe Victors Arranger ("Wedding March" in C major) (uncredited)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for The Bank RaidersThe Bank Raiders Music ("Manhattan Cowboy") (uncredited)  Less 1958
Past Television (82 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Get ShortyGet Shorty (TV Series) Writer ("Reverent Hymn") ( 1 episode, 2017 ) , Performer ("Reverent Hymn") ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
    • A Man of Letters (Sep 3, 2017) Performer ("Reverent Hymn"), Writer ("Reverent Hymn")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Last TycoonThe Last Tycoon (TV Series) Writer ("Underneath the Mistletoe") ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
    • A Brady-American Christmas (Jul 28, 2017) Writer ("Underneath the Mistletoe") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie ReynoldsBright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (TV Movie) Writer ("I'd Rather Be Blue Thinking of You" (from tt0062994)) (uncredited)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for VelvetVelvet (TV Series) Writer ("Why Wonder Why") ( 2 episodes, 2014–2016 ) , Writer ("Here Comes the Sun") ( 2 episodes, 2015 ) , Writer ("Where Have You Been All My Life") ( 1 episode, 2015 ) , Writer ("Maybe Baby", "Here Comes the Sun") ( 1 episode, 2015 ) , Writer ("All Day", "Whywonder Why") ( 1 episode, 2014 ) , Writer ("Out of My Dreams") ( 1 episode, 2015 ) , Writer ("I Love This Time of the Year") ( 1 episode, 2014 ) , Writer ("I'm the Singer, You're the Song I Sing", "In French the Words Are Beautiful") ( 1 episode, 2015 ) , Writer ("Maybe Baby") ( 1 episode, 2015 ) , Writer ("Fool That I Am") ( 1 episode, 2015 ) , Writer ("The Moonlight Remembers") ( 1 episode, 2016 ) , Writer ("All Day", "Out of My Dreams") ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2014–2016 14
    • Regalos inesperados (Nov 30, 2016) Writer ("The Moonlight Remembers")  Less
    • En juego (Nov 16, 2016) Writer ("Why Wonder Why")  Less
    • Y la vida sigue... (Dec 3, 2015) Writer ("I'm the Singer, You're the Song I Sing", "In French the Words Are Beautiful")  Less
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  • Primary photo for SupernaturalSupernatural (TV Series) Writer ("Has Anybody Seen Kris Kringle") ( 1 episode, 2016 ) , Writer ("All Because of Mr. Santa Claus") ( 1 episode, 2007 ) , Performer ("Has Anybody Seen Kris Kringle") ( 1 episode, 2016 ) , Performer ("All Because of Mr. Santa Claus") ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007–2016 2
    • The Devil in the Details (Jan 20, 2016) Performer ("Has Anybody Seen Kris Kringle"), Writer ("Has Anybody Seen Kris Kringle")  Less
    • A Very Supernatural Christmas (Dec 13, 2007) Performer ("All Because of Mr. Santa Claus"), Writer ("All Because of Mr. Santa Claus")  Less
  • Primary photo for GermanesGermanes (TV Movie) Writer ("I Wouldn't Want to Dance With You")  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for True BloodTrue Blood (TV Series) Writer ("Moonlight Remembers") ( 1 episode, 2011 ) , Performer ("Moonlight Remembers") ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
    • I'm Alive and on Fire (Jul 17, 2011) Performer ("Moonlight Remembers") (uncredited), Writer ("Moonlight Remembers") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for LærkevejLærkevej (TV Series) Music ("We May Never Pass This Way Again") ( 2 episodes, 2010 )  Less 2010 2
    • Vand på flaske (Nov 11, 2010) Music ("We May Never Pass This Way Again")  Less
    • Flotte fyr (Oct 28, 2010) Music ("We May Never Pass This Way Again")  Less
  • Primary photo for DamagesDamages (TV Series) Performer ("The Way To Your Heart") ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of BoulderPerfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (TV Movie) Composer  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Return of IronsideThe Return of Ironside (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1992 )  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for ColumboColumbo (TV Series) Composer ( 3 episodes, 1989–1991 )  Less 1989–1991 3
  • Primary photo for MatlockMatlock (TV Series) Composer ( 3 episodes, 1986–1991 )  Less 1986–1991 3
  • Primary photo for Kojak: None So BlindKojak: None So Blind (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Murder in ParadiseMurder in Paradise (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for ConfessionalConfessional (TV Series) Composer  Less 1989– 
  • Primary photo for Margaret Bourke-WhiteMargaret Bourke-White (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Dirty Dozen: The SeriesDirty Dozen: The Series (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for The EqualizerThe Equalizer (TV Series) Composer ( 5 episodes, 1988 )  Less 1988 5
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  • Primary photo for The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal MissionThe Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Police Story: The Freeway KillingsPolice Story: The Freeway Killings (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly MissionThe Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Classic Ghost StoriesClassic Ghost Stories (TV Series) Music ("Psychosis") ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986 1
    • The Ash-Tree (Dec 26, 1986) Music ("Psychosis") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Lady BlueLady Blue (TV Series) Composer ( 12 episodes, 1985–1986 )  Less 1985–1986 12
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  • Primary photo for A Time to TriumphA Time to Triumph (TV Movie) Composer, Conductor  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Ripley's Believe It or Not!Ripley's Believe It or Not! (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Murder: By Reason of InsanityMurder: By Reason of Insanity (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Jenny's WarJenny's War (TV Series) Composer ( 4 episodes, 1985 )  Less 1985 4
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  • Primary photo for A Death in CaliforniaA Death in California (TV Mini-series) Composer ( 2 episodes, 1985 )  Less 1985 2
  • Primary photo for CBS Schoolbreak SpecialCBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series) Composer ( 2 episodes, 1984–1985 )  Less 1984–1985 2
  • Primary photo for Solomon's UniverseSolomon's Universe (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Alexander HawkinsThe Adventures of Alexander Hawkins (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for JessieJessie (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 10 episodes, 1984 ) , Composer ( 2 episodes, 1984 )  Less 1984 10
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  • Primary photo for Her Life as a ManHer Life as a Man (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The Four SeasonsThe Four Seasons (TV Series) Soundtrack, Composer  Less 1984– 
  • Primary photo for For Love and HonorFor Love and Honor (TV Series) Composer ( 7 episodes, 1983–1984 )  Less 1983–1984 7
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  • Primary photo for JessieJessie (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Women of San QuentinWomen of San Quentin (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Still the BeaverStill the Beaver (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for ABC Weekend SpecialsABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) Composer ( 10 episodes, 1979–1983 )  Less 1979–1983 10
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  • Primary photo for Seven Brides for Seven BrothersSeven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series) Composer ( 6 episodes, 1982–1983 )  Less 1982–1983 6
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  • Primary photo for The Phantom of the OperaThe Phantom of the Opera (TV Movie) Composer (theme music)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The Executioner's SongThe Executioner's Song (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Bassie & AdriaanBassie & Adriaan (TV Series) Writer ("Theme from Airport 1975") ( 2 episodes, 1982 )  Less 1982 2
  • Primary photo for CBS Afternoon PlayhouseCBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for American PlayhouseAmerican Playhouse (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for The NeighborhoodThe Neighborhood (TV Movie) Composer (theme music)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for ShannonShannon (TV Series) Composer ( 9 episodes, 1981–1982 )  Less 1981–1982 9
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  • Primary photo for Cry for the StrangersCry for the Strangers (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Child Bride of Short CreekChild Bride of Short Creek (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Border PalsBorder Pals (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for California Gold RushCalifornia Gold Rush (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Hellinger's LawHellinger's Law (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for No Place to HideNo Place to Hide (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Magnum, P.I.Magnum, P.I. (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
    • Skin Deep (Jan 15, 1981) Composer (music score)  Less
  • Primary photo for Once Upon a SpyOnce Upon a Spy (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for EischiedEischied (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 13 episodes, 1979–1980 ) , Composer ( 10 episodes, 1979–1980 )  Less 1979–1980 13
    • Buddy System (Jul 1, 1980) Composer, Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Powder Burn (Jan 20, 1980) Composer, Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Fire for Hire (Dec 30, 1979) Composer, Composer (theme music)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Mrs. ColumboMrs. Columbo (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 13 episodes, 1979–1980 ) , Composer ( 12 episodes, 1979–1980 )  Less 1979–1980 13
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  • Primary photo for Buck Rogers in the 25th CenturyBuck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for Hawaii Five-OHawaii Five-O (TV Series) Composer ( 22 episodes, 1977–1980 )  Less 1977–1980 22
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  • Primary photo for 240-Robert240-Robert (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for Working StiffsWorking Stiffs (TV Series) Composer ( 3 episodes, 1979 )  Less 1979 3
  • Primary photo for B.J. and the BearB.J. and the Bear (TV Series) Composer ( 2 episodes, 1978–1979 )  Less 1978–1979 2
  • Primary photo for Doctors' Private LivesDoctors' Private Lives (TV Mini-series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1979 )  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for The Eddie Capra MysteriesThe Eddie Capra Mysteries (TV Series) Composer ( 9 episodes, 1978 ) , Original Song ("Jenny B" music by) ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 9
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  • Primary photo for The Time MachineThe Time Machine (TV Movie) Composer, Conductor  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Human FeelingsHuman Feelings (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for KojakKojak (TV Series) Composer ( 114 episodes, 1973–1978 ) , Music ("Azure Dee") ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1973–1978 114
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  • Primary photo for SuperdomeSuperdome (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Ripping YarnsRipping Yarns (TV Series) Music ("Flute Poem") ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for RelentlessRelentless (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Murder at the World SeriesMurder at the World Series (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for SST: Death FlightSST: Death Flight (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Hazard's PeopleHazard's People (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Bionic WomanThe Bionic Woman (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for Friendly PersuasionFriendly Persuasion (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Kate McShaneKate McShane (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for Amy PrentissAmy Prentiss (TV Series) Composer  Less 1974–1975
  • Primary photo for The ElevatorThe Elevator (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for LindaLinda (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for She Cried MurderShe Cried Murder (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1973
Self (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for The Darkness IIThe Darkness II (Video Game) Writer ("The Way to Your Heart") (as John Harry Cacavas)  Less 2012

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