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Dominic Frontiere (1931–2017)

Music Department | Composer | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
The Stunt Man (1980) | Watchmen (2009) | Color of Night (1994)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations More »
BORN 
Jun 17, 1931 (died Dec 21, 2017)

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Past Film & Video (64 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for WatchmenWatchmen Performer ("The Outer Limits Theme", "Panic"), Writer ("The Outer Limits Theme", "Panic")  Less 2009 $130MM $108MM / $185MM
  • Primary photo for Behind the BadgeBehind the Badge Composer  Less 2002 $50MM
  • Primary photo for The Taste of OthersThe Taste of Others Music ("Danielle Steel's Palomino") (as D. Frontiere)  Less 2000 $635K / —
  • Primary photo for The Sinister Saga of Making 'The Stunt Man'The Sinister Saga of Making 'The Stunt Man' (Video) Composer (uncredited)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Big LebowskiThe Big Lebowski Writer ("'Branded' Theme Song")  Less 1998 $15MM $17MM / $46MM
  • Primary photo for ContactContact Writer ("Who Needs Wings To Fly")  Less 1997 $90MM $101MM / $171MM
  • Primary photo for Color of NightColor of Night Composer, Conductor, Lyrics ("The Color of the Night", "The Color of the Night" (Intrumental Version)), Music ("The Color of the Night", "The Color of the Night" (Intrumental Version)), Writer ("Roses's Theme")  Less 1994 $40MM $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for Mrs. DoubtfireMrs. Doubtfire Writer ("Dragon")  Less 1993 $25MM $219MM / $441MM
  • Primary photo for Brutal GloryBrutal Glory (Video) Composer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for The AviatorThe Aviator Composer, Conductor  Less 1985 $1.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for RoarRoar Composer (Togar theme)  Less 1981 $17MM $2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Modern ProblemsModern Problems Composer, Music ("Gonna Get It Next Time", "She Takes All Of Me")  Less 1981 $8MM $26MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Stunt ManThe Stunt Man Composer, Music ("Bits & Pieces")  Less 1980 $3.5MM $7.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for DefianceDefiance Composer  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Kingdom of the SpidersKingdom of the Spiders Composer (stock music) (uncredited)  Less 1977 $500K $17MM / —
  • Primary photo for WarheadWarhead Composer (stock music) (uncredited)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Pipe DreamsPipe Dreams Composer, Conductor  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Gumball RallyThe Gumball Rally Composer, Composer (theme), Conductor  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of GoldCleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold Composer, Conductor (uncredited), Music ("Playin' with Fire")  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for BranniganBrannigan Composer  Less 1975 $4.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for Freebie and the BeanFreebie and the Bean Composer, Lyrics ("title theme: You and Me", "Hard Core Man", "When You Need Someone"), Music ("title theme: You and Me", "Hard Core Man", "When You Need Someone")  Less 1974 $3MM / —
  • Primary photo for A Knife for the LadiesA Knife for the Ladies Soundtrack ("Evil Lady")  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The House of Seven CorpsesThe House of Seven Corpses Composer (stock music) (uncredited)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for A Name for EvilA Name for Evil Composer  Less 1973 $750K
  • Primary photo for The Train RobbersThe Train Robbers Composer  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Cancel My ReservationCancel My Reservation Composer, Music ("Cancel My Reservation")  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Hammersmith Is OutHammersmith Is Out Composer, Music ("For Openers", "Requiem", "When Were Your Dreams Worth Remembering")  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for On Any SundayOn Any Sunday Composer, Conductor (uncredited), Musician (rocksichord) (uncredited), Music ("On Any Sunday")  Less 1971 $313K
  • Primary photo for ChisumChisum Composer, Music ("Turn Me Around", "Ballad of John Chisum")  Less 1970 $4MM $6MM / —
  • Primary photo for BarqueroBarquero Composer  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Last EscapeThe Last Escape Composer (stock music) (uncredited)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for John Wayne and ChisumJohn Wayne and Chisum (Short) Composer  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Number OneNumber One Composer, Conductor  Less 1969 $1MM
  • Primary photo for PopiPopi Composer, Music ("Popi")  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Mission BatangasMission Batangas Composer (stock music) (uncredited)  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Massacre HarborMassacre Harbor Composer  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for Hang 'Em HighHang 'Em High Composer  Less 1968 $1.6MM $17MM / —
  • Primary photo for IncubusIncubus Composer, Conductor  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Namu, the Killer WhaleNamu, the Killer Whale Composer (stock music) (uncredited)  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for BillieBillie Composer, Music ("Billie")  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for A Global AffairA Global Affair Composer, Conductor, Orchestrator, Music ("So Wide the World", "Fais Do Do", "A Global Affair")  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for CharadeCharade Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1963 $4MM $13MM / —
  • Primary photo for Days of Wine and RosesDays of Wine and Roses Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for Hero's IslandHero's Island Composer  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for The Right ApproachThe Right Approach Composer (original score), Musician (accordion solos) (uncredited)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for The Marriage-Go-RoundThe Marriage-Go-Round Composer, Conductor  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for High TimeHigh Time Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for One Foot in HellOne Foot in Hell Composer  Less 1960 $1.1MM
  • Primary photo for Seven ThievesSeven Thieves Composer  Less 1960 $1.6MM
  • Primary photo for The Best of EverythingThe Best of Everything Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1959 $2.5MM
  • Primary photo for Sheba and the GladiatorSheba and the Gladiator Music ("Xenobia" (end title song, US dubbed version))  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The Brothers KaramazovThe Brothers Karamazov Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1958 $2.7MM $2.4MM / $5.4MM
  • Primary photo for Ten Thousand BedroomsTen Thousand Bedrooms Composer (additional music) (uncredited)  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for Around the World in Eighty DaysAround the World in Eighty Days Musician (uncredited)  Less 1956 $6MM $42MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Last WagonThe Last Wagon Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1956 $1.7MM
  • Primary photo for The Proud OnesThe Proud Ones Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1956 $1.4MM
  • Primary photo for The Last HuntThe Last Hunt Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1956 $2.1MM $1.6MM / $3MM
  • Primary photo for SerenadeSerenade Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for Love Is a Many-Splendored ThingLove Is a Many-Splendored Thing Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1955 $1.8MM $4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Soldier of FortuneSoldier of Fortune Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1955 $2.5MM
  • Primary photo for Many Rivers to CrossMany Rivers to Cross Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1955 $1.7MM $2.1MM / $3.8MM
  • Primary photo for There's No Business Like Show BusinessThere's No Business Like Show Business Musician (uncredited)  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for River of No ReturnRiver of No Return Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1954 $2.2MM
  • Primary photo for NiagaraNiagara Musician (accordion) (uncredited)  Less 1953 $1.2MM
Past Television (62 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for IdolIdol (TV Series) Writer ("Color of the Night") ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
    • Top 7 - Film Hits (Feb 25, 2004) Writer ("Color of the Night")  Less
  • Primary photo for Trade WindsTrade Winds (TV Mini-series) Composer (theme music) ( 3 episodes, 1993 )  Less 1993 3
  • Primary photo for PalominoPalomino (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Married with ChildrenMarried with Children (TV Series) Writer ("Branded") ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for Get a LifeGet a Life (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for Harry's Hong KongHarry's Hong Kong (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Matt HoustonMatt Houston (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 52 episodes, 1982–1985 ) , Composer ( 9 episodes, 1982–1983 ) , Theme By ( 8 episodes, 1982–1984 )  Less 1982–1985 62
    • Final Vows (Mar 29, 1985) Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Death Watch (Mar 15, 1985) Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Killing Time (Feb 22, 1985) Composer (theme music)  Less
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  • Primary photo for VelvetVelvet (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Dark MirrorDark Mirror (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Shooting StarsShooting Stars (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Don't Go to SleepDon't Go to Sleep (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Strike ForceStrike Force (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 1 episode, 1982 ) , Composer ( 1 episode, 1981 ) , Music By ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981–1982 2
  • Primary photo for Vega$Vega$ (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 62 episodes, 1978–1981 ) , Composer ( 23 episodes, 1978–1980 )  Less 1978–1981 69
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  • Primary photo for Freebie and the BeanFreebie and the Bean (TV Series) Composer ( 3 episodes, 1980–1981 )  Less 1980–1981 3
  • Primary photo for Breaking AwayBreaking Away (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for My Old ManMy Old Man (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Young PioneersThe Young Pioneers (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 3 episodes, 1978 ) , Composer ( 2 episodes, 1978 )  Less 1978 3
  • Primary photo for Perfect GentlemenPerfect Gentlemen (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Wilds of Ten Thousand IslandsThe Wilds of Ten Thousand Islands (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Washington: Behind Closed DoorsWashington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-series) Composer ( 5 episodes, 1977 ) , Composer (theme music) ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977 6
    • Part 6 (Sep 11, 1977) Composer  Less
    • Part 5 (Sep 10, 1977) Composer  Less
    • Part 4 (Sep 9, 1977) Composer (theme music)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Yesterday's ChildYesterday's Child (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Who Is the Black Dahlia?Who Is the Black Dahlia? (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Mark of ZorroThe Mark of Zorro (TV Movie) Conductor, Music Adaptor  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Fer-de-LanceFer-de-Lance (TV Movie) Composer, Executive Producer  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Chopper OneChopper One (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 12 episodes, 1974 ) , Composer ( 2 episodes, 1974 )  Less 1974 13
    • The Hijacking (Apr 11, 1974) Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Downtime (Apr 4, 1974) Composer (music by), Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Undercover (Mar 21, 1974) Composer (theme music)  Less
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  • Primary photo for SearchSearch (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 23 episodes, 1972–1973 ) , Composer ( 22 episodes, 1972–1973 )  Less 1972–1973 23
    • The Packagers (Apr 11, 1973) Composer, Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Suffer My Child (Mar 28, 1973) Composer, Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Ends of the Earth (Mar 21, 1973) Composer, Composer (theme music) (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Haunts of the Very RichHaunts of the Very Rich (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Movin' OnMovin' On (TV Movie) Composer, Music ("Movin' On")  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for ProbeProbe (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Revenge!Revenge! (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The SheriffThe Sheriff (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The ImmortalThe Immortal (TV Series) Composer ( 16 episodes, 1969–1971 )  Less 1969–1971 16
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  • Primary photo for The Young RebelsThe Young Rebels (TV Series) Composer ( 9 episodes, 1970–1971 )  Less 1970–1971 9
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  • Primary photo for The Silent ForceThe Silent Force (TV Series) Composer  Less 1970–1971
  • Primary photo for Swing Out, Sweet LandSwing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie) Conductor  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Matt LincolnMatt Lincoln (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970 1
    • Sheila (Sep 24, 1970) Composer (theme music)  Less
  • Primary photo for Lost FlightLost Flight (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Love WarThe Love War (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Name of the GameThe Name of the Game (TV Series) Composer ( 5 episodes, 1968–1969 ) , Associate Producer ( 4 episodes, 1968–1969 )  Less 1968–1969 5
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  • Primary photo for The InvadersThe Invaders (TV Series) Composer (Invaders theme) ( 26 episodes, 1967–1968 ) , Composer ( 15 episodes, 1967 ) , Composer (theme music) ( 1 episode, 1967 ) , Composer (series theme) ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967–1968 43
    • Inquisition (Mar 26, 1968) Composer (Invaders theme)  Less
    • The Pursued (Mar 12, 1968) Composer (Invaders theme)  Less
    • The Life Seekers (Mar 12, 1968) Composer (Invaders theme)  Less
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  • Primary photo for That GirlThat Girl (TV Series) Composer ( 14 episodes, 1967–1968 )  Less 1967–1968 14
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  • Primary photo for Iron HorseIron Horse (TV Series) Composer ( 40 episodes, 1966–1968 ) , Composer (theme music) ( 6 episodes, 1966–1967 ) , Music ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966–1968 47
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  • Primary photo for The Rat PatrolThe Rat Patrol (TV Series) Composer ( 43 episodes, 1966–1967 ) , Composer (additional music) ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1966–1967 44
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  • Primary photo for The Flying NunThe Flying Nun (TV Series) Composer ( 8 episodes, 1967 ) , Writer ("I'm On My Way") ( 1 episode, 1967 ) , Writer ("Felicidad") ( 1 episode, 1967 ) , Writer ("Paint Me A Picture") ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967 8
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  • Primary photo for The F.B.I.The F.B.I. (TV Series) Conductor ( 60 episodes, 1965–1967 ) , Music Conductor ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1965–1967 61
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  • Primary photo for 12 O'Clock High12 O'Clock High (TV Series) Conductor ( 77 episodes, 1964–1967 ) , Composer ( 77 episodes, 1964–1967 ) , Composer (theme and cues) ( 76 episodes, 1964–1967 ) , Composer (theme music) ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1964–1967 78
    • The Hunters and the Killers (Jan 13, 1967) Composer, Composer (theme and cues) (uncredited), Conductor  Less
    • A Long Time Dead (Jan 6, 1967) Composer, Composer (theme and cues) (uncredited), Conductor  Less
    • Graveyard (Dec 30, 1966) Composer, Composer (theme and cues) (uncredited), Conductor  Less
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  • Primary photo for The FugitiveThe Fugitive (TV Series) Composer (additional music) ( 2 episodes, 1964–1966 ) , Composer (stock music) ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1964–1966 3
    • The Evil Men Do (Dec 27, 1966) Composer (additional music)  Less
    • Second Sight (Oct 25, 1966) Composer (stock music) (uncredited)  Less
    • The Iron Maiden (Dec 15, 1964) Composer (additional music)  Less
  • Primary photo for Preview TonightPreview Tonight (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for BrandedBranded (TV Series) Composer ( 48 episodes, 1965–1966 ) , Composer (theme music) ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965–1966 48
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  • Primary photo for The InsiderThe Insider (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Hollywood a Go GoHollywood a Go Go (TV Series) Writer ("Wallflower Pete", "Querida Mia") ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965 1
    • Episode #1.49 (Nov 20, 1965) Writer ("Wallflower Pete", "Querida Mia")  Less
  • Primary photo for Will BannerWill Banner (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The Ghost of Sierra de CobreThe Ghost of Sierra de Cobre (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The UnknownThe Unknown (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Outer LimitsThe Outer Limits (TV Series) Composer ( 31 episodes, 1963–1964 ) , Production Executive ( 31 episodes, 1963–1964 ) , Composer (theme) ( 1 episode, 1964 ) , Associate Producer ( 1 episode, 1964 ) , Composer ("Outer Limits" theme) ( 1 episode, 1963 )  Less 1963–1964 32
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  • Primary photo for Fanfare for a Death SceneFanfare for a Death Scene (TV Movie) Composer, Associate Producer  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Mr. KingstonMr. Kingston (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Stoney BurkeStoney Burke (TV Series) Musical Director ( 32 episodes, 1962–1963 ) , Associate Producer ( 12 episodes, 1962–1963 ) , Composer ( 1 episode, 1963 ) , Production Executive ( 1 episode, 1963 )  Less 1962–1963 32
    • The Journey (May 20, 1963) Musical Director, Associate Producer  Less
    • The Test (May 13, 1963) Musical Director  Less
    • Tigress by the Tail (May 6, 1963) Musical Director  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Alfred Hitchcock HourThe Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) Writer ("I'm On My Way") ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962 1
    • Captive Audience (Oct 18, 1962) Writer ("I'm On My Way") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The New BreedThe New Breed (TV Series) Composer (theme music) ( 36 episodes, 1961–1962 ) , Composer ( 4 episodes, 1962 )  Less 1961–1962 36
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  • Primary photo for Follow the SunFollow the Sun (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 1961 )  Less 1961 1
  • Primary photo for RawhideRawhide (TV Series) Composer (stock music) ( 1 episode, 1961 )  Less 1961 1
    • The Sendoff (Oct 6, 1961) Composer (stock music) (uncredited)  Less
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