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Dick DeBenedictis

Music Department | Composer | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
Matlock (1986-1995) | Diagnosis Murder (1993-2001) | Jake and the Fatman (1987-1992)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins More »
AKA 
Dick De Benedictis | Richard De Benedictis | Richard DeBenedictis | Dick de Benedictis  Less
BORN 
Jan 23, 1937 (age 80)

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Past Film & Video (11 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (82 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for SpongeBob SquarePantsSpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) Music ("Evil Mind 8") (2 episodes, 2006–2007), Music ("Evil Mind 3") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2006–2016 3
  • Primary photo for Robot Astronomy Talk ShowRobot Astronomy Talk Show (TV Series) Composer (additional music) (2 episodes, 2009–2010)  Less 2009–2010 2
  • Primary photo for Diagnosis MurderDiagnosis Murder (TV Series) Composer (theme) (172 episodes, 1993–2001), Composer (45 episodes, 1993–2000), Composer (theme music) (6 episodes, 1994–1999)  Less 1993–2001 178
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  • Primary photo for ColumboColumbo (TV Series) Composer (23 episodes, 1972–2000)  Less 1972–2000 23
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  • Primary photo for Melanie DarrowMelanie Darrow (TV Movie) Composer (as Richard De Benedictis)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for MatlockMatlock (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (130 episodes, 1986–1995), Composer (Matlock theme) (51 episodes, 1986–1989), Composer (40 episodes, 1986–1994), Music Supervisor (16 episodes, 1987–1988)  Less 1986–1995 181
    • The Scam (May 7, 1995) Composer (theme music) (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less
    • The Heist (Apr 27, 1995) Composer (theme music) (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less
    • The Assault (Feb 16, 1995) Composer (theme music) (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less
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  • Primary photo for A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous JokesterA Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester (TV Movie) Composer (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing GovernorA Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor (TV Movie) Composer (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Ray Alexander: A Taste for JusticeRay Alexander: A Taste for Justice (TV Movie) Composer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal LifestyleA Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle (TV Movie) Composer (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Writer ("Matlock Theme Song") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
    • Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy (Feb 17, 1994) Writer ("Matlock Theme Song") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked WivesA Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives (TV Movie) Composer (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer KissPerry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show HostPerry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep ScandalPerry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Composer (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
    • Killer Radio (Feb 14, 1993) Composer (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less
  • Primary photo for A Twist of the KnifeA Twist of the Knife (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken BridePerry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Jake and the FatmanJake and the Fatman (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (96 episodes, 1987–1992), Music Supervisor (21 episodes, 1987–1988), Composer (13 episodes, 1987–1992), Theme By (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1987–1992 103
    • Beautiful Dreamer (May 6, 1992) Composer (theme music) (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less
    • Nightmare (Apr 22, 1992) Composer (theme music) (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less
    • Ain't Misbehavin' (Apr 8, 1992) Composer (as Dick De Benedictis), Composer (theme music) (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless RomeoPerry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Diagnosis Murder: The House on Sycamore StreetDiagnosis Murder: The House on Sycamore Street (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal FramingPerry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Diagnosis Murder: Diagnosis of MurderDiagnosis Murder: Diagnosis of Murder (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal FashionPerry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass CoffinPerry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Father Dowling MysteriesFather Dowling Mysteries (TV Series) Writer ("Father Dowling Theme") (42 episodes, 1989–1991), Composer (theme) (17 episodes, 1990–1991), Composer (Father Dowling theme) (13 episodes, 1989–1990), Composer (13 episodes, 1989–1991), Composer (theme music) (5 episodes, 1989–1990)  Less 1989–1991 42
    • The Joyful Noise Mystery (Jan 24, 1991) Composer (theme) (as Dick De Benedictis), Writer ("Father Dowling Theme") (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less
    • The Consulting Detective Mystery (Apr 25, 1991) Composer (theme) (as Dick De Benedictis), Writer ("Father Dowling Theme") (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less
    • The Malibu Mystery (Apr 4, 1991) Composer (theme) (as Dick De Benedictis), Writer ("Father Dowling Theme") (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned MobsterPerry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (TV Movie) Composer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless ReporterPerry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant DaughterPerry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced SingerPerry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate DeceptionPerry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned PenPerry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star AssassinPerry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical MurderPerry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal LessonPerry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the LakePerry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for In the Heat of the NightIn the Heat of the Night (TV Series) Composer (2 episodes, 1988)  Less 1988 2
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging AcePerry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling MysteryFatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery (TV Movie) Composer (theme music) (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous ScoundrelPerry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered MadamPerry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister SpiritPerry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for What a CountryWhat a Country (TV Series) Theme Written And Performed By (26 episodes, 1986–1987)  Less 1986–1987 26
    • Old World Charmer (May 23, 1987) Theme Written And Performed By (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less
    • The Apartment (May 16, 1987) Theme Written And Performed By (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less
    • The Candidate (May 9, 1987) Theme Written And Performed By (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost LovePerry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting StarPerry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious NunPerry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Perry Mason ReturnsPerry Mason Returns (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Quincy M.E.Quincy M.E. (TV Series) Composer (18 episodes, 1978–1983)  Less 1978–1983 18
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  • Primary photo for Johnny BlueJohnny Blue (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Dear DetectiveDear Detective (TV Series) Composer (4 episodes, 1979)  Less 1979 4
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  • Primary photo for Delta HouseDelta House (TV Series) Composer (2 episodes, 1979)  Less 1979 2
  • Primary photo for Hawaii Five-OHawaii Five-O (TV Series) Composer (3 episodes, 1978–1979)  Less 1978–1979 3
  • Primary photo for Murder by Natural CausesMurder by Natural Causes (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Desperate WomenDesperate Women (TV Movie) Composer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for SnavelySnavely (TV Movie) Musical Director  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Ziegfeld: The Man and His WomenZiegfeld: The Man and His Women (TV Movie) Composer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Crisis in Sun ValleyCrisis in Sun Valley (TV Movie) Composer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Betty White ShowThe Betty White Show (TV Series) Composer (3 episodes, 1977–1978)  Less 1977–1978 3
  • Primary photo for The Oregon TrailThe Oregon Trail (TV Series) Composer (9 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977 9
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  • Primary photo for TabithaTabitha (TV Series) Composer (2 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977 2
  • Primary photo for The Deadly TriangleThe Deadly Triangle (TV Movie) Composer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The Fantastic JourneyThe Fantastic Journey (TV Series) Composer (1 episode, 1977)  Less 1977 1
  • Primary photo for PhyllisPhyllis (TV Series) Composer (22 episodes, 1975–1977), Conductor (14 episodes, 1975–1976)  Less 1975–1977 24
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  • Primary photo for Police StoryPolice Story (TV Series) Composer (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
  • Primary photo for Spencer's PilotsSpencer's Pilots (TV Series) Conductor (1 episode, 1976), Composer (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
    • The Prisoner (Sep 24, 1976) Composer, Conductor  Less
  • Primary photo for The Return of the World's Greatest DetectiveThe Return of the World's Greatest Detective (TV Movie) Composer (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for DocDoc (TV Series) Composer  Less 1975–1976
  • Primary photo for The Family HolvakThe Family Holvak (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (8 episodes, 1975)  Less 1975 8
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  • Primary photo for McCoyMcCoy (TV Series) Composer (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975 1
    • Double Take (Nov 30, 1975) Composer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Big Rip-OffThe Big Rip-Off (TV Movie) Composer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for This Is the West That WasThis Is the West That Was (TV Movie) Composer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Born FreeBorn Free (TV Series) Composer (4 episodes, 1974)  Less 1974 4
    • The Raiders (Dec 9, 1974) Composer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less
    • The White Rhino (Nov 25, 1974) Composer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less
    • Africa's Child (Oct 7, 1974) Composer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Greatest GiftThe Greatest Gift (TV Movie) Composer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Rockford FilesThe Rockford Files (TV Series) Composer (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for BanacekBanacek (TV Series) Composer (2 episodes, 1973–1974)  Less 1973–1974 2
  • Primary photo for MadiganMadigan (TV Series) Composer (6 episodes, 1972–1973)  Less 1972–1973 6
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  • Primary photo for The Couple Takes a WifeThe Couple Takes a Wife (TV Movie) Composer (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for The Bold Ones: The New DoctorsThe Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) Composer (2 episodes, 1972)  Less 1972 2
  • Primary photo for McCloudMcCloud (TV Series) Composer (3 episodes, 1971–1972)  Less 1971–1972 3
  • Primary photo for The Carol Burnett ShowThe Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) Composer (special music material) (25 episodes, 1970–1971)  Less 1970–1971 25
    • Episode #4.26 (Mar 29, 1971) Composer (special music material)  Less
    • Episode #4.25 (Mar 22, 1971) Composer (special music material)  Less
    • Episode #4.24 (Mar 8, 1971) Composer (special music material)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Annie Get Your GunAnnie Get Your Gun (TV Movie) Dance Music Arranger (as Dick de Benedictis)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for BrigadoonBrigadoon (TV Movie) Dance Music Arranger (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less 1966

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