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 (15 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for A Pitiful MindA Pitiful Mind (Short) Music ("Suspense Accents 04") (uncredited)  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Guitar ManGuitar Man Performer ("Park Avenue Beat")  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Hoppity QuackHoppity Quack (Short) Music ("Suspense Accents 07", "Suspense Accents 02") (uncredited)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Country BupkisCountry Bupkis (Short) Music ("Suspense Accents 04", "Suspense Accents 02") (uncredited)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for C.A.T. ScamC.A.T. Scam (Short) Music ("Suspense Accents 06") (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for A Good PlanA Good Plan (Video) Composer  Less 2006 $5K
  • Primary photo for Romeo & Juliet: Sealed with a KissRomeo & Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss Composer (stock music) (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less 2005 $2MM $463K / —
  • Primary photo for Exterminator CityExterminator City (Video) Composer (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer SnowmanJack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (Video) Music ("Evil Mind 3") (uncredited)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Police Story 4: First StrikePolice Story 4: First Strike Composer (additional music) (version: U.S.) (uncredited)  Less 1996 $15MM / —
  • Primary photo for The EarthlingThe Earthling Composer  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for AmericathonAmericathon Additional Orchestrations  Less 1979 $6.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Funny LadyFunny Lady Rehearsal Pianist (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less 1975 $40MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper MysteryThe Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery Composer (as Dick De Benedictis)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Night They Raided Minsky'sThe Night They Raided Minsky's Choreographer (as Richard DeBenedictis)  Less 1968 $3MM
Past Television (86 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 The Angry Video Game NerdThe Angry Video Game Nerd (TV Series) Music ("Suspense Accents 04") ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007 1
    • Independence Day (Jul 4, 2007) Music ("Suspense Accents 04") (uncredited)  Less
  • 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 Ray Alexander: A Menu for MurderRay Alexander: A Menu for Murder (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 Goldie and the BearsGoldie and the Bears (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1984
  • 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 Mobile MedicsMobile Medics (TV Short) Composer  Less 1976
  • 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
Other (2 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Who Wants to Beat Up a MillionaireWho Wants to Beat Up a Millionaire (Video Game) Music ("Dead End (a)", "Dead End (b)", "Very Wrong") (uncredited)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for MediEvilMediEvil (Video Game) Composer (additional music) (uncredited)  Less 1998
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