Great composers/conductors/musicians/orchestrators who have worked with the master of blockbuster films Michael Bay.

by a_NORMAL_movie_fan | created - 24 Jul 2013 | updated - 11 Nov 2013 | Public

1. Steve Jablonsky

Composer | Transformers

Steve Jablonsky was born on October 9, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on Transformers (2007), Desperate Housewives (2004) and Deepwater Horizon (2016).

2. Harry Gregson-Williams

Composer | Shrek

Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood's most sought-after and prolific composers whose long list of film and television credits underscore the diverse range of his talents. His latest projects include the science fiction action thriller "The Meg," directed by Jon Turteltaub, the action ...

3. Dr. Dre

Soundtrack | Training Day

Considered by many to be hip-hop's greatest producer, Dr. Dre (b. André Young, February 18, 1965) pioneered gangsta hip-hop and his own variation of the sound, dubbed G-Funk. His very early albums were violent but cautionary tales of the criminal mind, but Dre's records with NWA celebrated the ...

4. Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Actor | Get Him to the Greek

Sean Diddy Combs, AKA Puff Daddy, is the definition of a mogul. Starting his career as the director of A&R at Uptown Records, he was integral in launching the careers of Mary J. Blige and Jodeci, and later started his own label, Bad Boy Records, which has fostered talent that includes Mariah Carey,...

5. Steven Tyler

Soundtrack | Be Cool

Steven Tyler was born on March 26, 1948 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Steven Victor Tallarico. He was previously married to Teresa Barrick and Cyrinda Foxe.

6. Clay Duncan

Music_department | Deja Vu

7. Diana King

Soundtrack | Bad Boys

DIANA KING, the world renowned Jamaican born and raised artist, has the IT ... that THING that separates her from the pack ... she's a star, with a combination of unparalleled vocal power and passion, diverse style, edgy lyrics, exotic beauty, sharp and opinionated mind, sex appeal and a down to ...

8. Faith Hill

Actress | The Stepford Wives

Faith Hill was born on September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Audrey Faith Perry. She is a producer, known for The Stepford Wives (2004), Pearl Harbor (2001) and Practical Magic (1998). She has been married to Tim McGraw since October 6, 1996. They have three children. She was ...

9. Penka Kouneva

Composer | Pandora

Recognized in Hollywood as an extraordinary talent, Penka Kouneva has composed on iconic video games (League of Legends, Prince of Persia, The Mummy), a NASA theme park at the Kennedy Space Center, and numerous feature films (including an Oscar contender - Aga, Sony Pictures releases - Encounter ...

10. Linkin Park

Soundtrack | Transformers

Were the highest-selling music act of 2001, having sold more than 8 million copies of their 2000 debut album, "Hybrid Theory".

11. Alan Meyerson

Music_department | Dunkirk

Alan Meyerson was born on March 19, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Dunkirk (2017), Wonder Woman (2017) and Big Hero 6 (2014).

12. Michael Dilbeck

Music_department | TRON

13. Happy Walters

Music_department | Dear John

Happy Walters was born as Happy David Walters. He is known for his work on Dear John (2010), The Fighter (2010) and The One (2001). He has been married to Lindsay Bryan since July 2002.

14. Christopher Ward

Soundtrack | Flight of the Phoenix

A multi-platinum producer, arranger and composer, Christopher Ward has worked on Oscar- and Grammy-awarded scores for some of the top talent in Hollywood. He has written or produced for over 55 films, 90 episodes of television, and numerous commercials for clients such as Coke, Sony, and Lexus.

He ...

15. Ryeland Allison

Music_department | Madagascar

Ryeland Allison was born on October 7, 1967. He is known for his work on Madagascar (2005), The Holiday (2006) and Angels & Demons (2009).

16. Lisbeth Scott

Music_department | The Amazing Spider-Man

Lisbeth Scott is known for her work on The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Blast from the Past (1999) and Shutter (2008).

18. Bob Badami

Music_department | Mad Max: Fury Road

Bob Badami was born on October 2, 1951 in San Diego, California, USA as Robert Anthony Badami. He is known for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Armageddon (1998) and Sherlock Holmes (2009). He was previously married to Jennifer Nash.

19. Dennis Dreith

Music_department | Howard the Duck

Dennis Dreith, an accomplished film composer, arranger, and conductor is also known in the motion picture industry as one of the hardest working advocates for musician's rights.

Born in Burbank, California, Dreith showed a remarkable talent for music at an early age. He learned to play a variety of ...

20. Bruce Fowler

Music_department | Jurassic Park

Bruce Fowler was born on July 10, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Bruce Lambourne Fowler. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Inception (2010) and The Core (2003).

21. Walt Fowler

Music_department | Battleship

Walt Fowler was born on March 2, 1955 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He is known for his work on Battleship (2012), Man of Steel (2013) and Armageddon (1998).

22. Don Harper

Music_department | I Am Number Four

Not to be confused with the successful Australian composer Don Harper.

23. Ladd McIntosh

Music_department | Deep Blue Sea

24. Yvonne S. Moriarty

Music_department | The Core

25. Kathy Nelson

Music_department | Unbreakable

Kathy Nelson is known for her work on Unbreakable (2000), Armageddon (1998) and Repo Man (1984).

27. Marc Streitenfeld

Composer | Prometheus

Marc Streitenfeld was born in 1974 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany. He is known for his work on Prometheus (2012), American Gangster (2007) and Robin Hood (2010).

29. Mike Deasy

Music_department | Total Recall

Mike Deasy was born on February 4, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Michael Deasy. He is known for his work on Total Recall (1990), The Book of Eli (2010) and 2012 (2009).

30. Gordon Goodwin

Soundtrack | Star Trek: Nemesis

A well rewarded Composer, arranger, keyboardist and woodwind player, Goodwin has built a larger-than-life reputation throughout the music industry for his composing, arranging and playing skills. Ray Charles, Christina Aguilera, Johnny Mathis, Alejandro Fernandez, Patti Austin, Toni Braxton, John ...

31. Steve Kempster

Music_department | Deep Blue Sea

Steve Kempster is known for his work on Deep Blue Sea (1999), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and I Am Number Four (2011).

32. Paul Linford

Music_department | Deep Blue Sea

33. Hugh Marsh

Music_department | Armageddon

Hugh Marsh was born on June 5, 1955 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is known for his work on Armageddon (1998), Deja Vu (2006) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).

34. Bobbi Page

Actress | License to Wed

Bobbi Page is known for her work on License to Wed (2007), The Core (2003) and Star Trek Beyond (2016).

35. Tom Calderaro

Music_department | Deep Blue Sea

36. Bill Conn

Music_department | Wounded

37. Will Kaplan

Music_department | Super 8

Born and raised in Highland Park, Illinois. Graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Worked as a jingle writer and producer of TV commercials in Chicago. (Interesting fact: wrote Oprah Winfrey's first jingle, "Everybody Loves Oprah"). Came to Los Angeles in 1988. Married to ...

38. John Van Tongeren

Music_department | Armageddon

John Van Tongeren is known for his work on Armageddon (1998), Predators (2010) and Speed (1994).

39. Klaus Badelt

Composer | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Composer Klaus Badelt started his musical career writing and producing music for dozens of highly successful movies and commercials in his native Germany. In 1998, Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer invited him to move his musical home to Media Ventures in Santa Monica, CA. Since then, Klaus has ...

41. Gavin Greenaway

Music_department | The Hunger Games

Gavin Greenaway was born on June 15, 1964 in England. He is known for his work on The Hunger Games (2012), Inception (2010) and Sherlock Holmes (2009).

42. James S. Levine

Composer | Glee

James S. Levine is known for his work on Glee (2009), American Horror Story (2011) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007).

43. Heitor Pereira

Music_department | The Smurfs

Heitor Teixeira Pereira was born in Brazil and has worked for Brazilian jazz musicians such as Ivan Lins and Lani Hall. In July 1988 he joined Simply Red as a guitarist and stayed with the band until 1996. During that time he shortened his name to Heitor TP. In 1994 he released a solo album called ...

44. James Shearman

Music_department | Aladdin

James Shearman is an British conductor, orchestrator and composer. He is recognised as a film score conductor and orchestrator who has contributed to over 70 film scores, from the critically acclaimed 'Manchester By The Sea', 'Shakespeare in Love' and 'Gosford Park', to blockbusters such as ...

45. Fiachra Trench

Music_department | Die Hard

Fiachra Trench was born in 1941 in Dublin, Ireland. He is known for his work on Die Hard (1988), The Tailor of Panama (2001) and Pearl Harbor (2001).

46. Geoff Zanelli

Composer | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Emmy Award-winning composer Geoff Zanelli is a standout in the film and television scoring industry, garnering accolades and recognition for his diverse musical voice. Zanelli has composed for directors such as Gore Verbinski and Ridley Scott; writer/directors David Koepp, Peter Hedges and David ...

47. Martin Tillman

Music_department | Face/Off

Martin Tillman, EMMY Nominated Composer, ,is known internationally in the Film and Music industry for his incredible experimental acoustic and electric cello. He has created a revolutionary sound of his own by extending the traditional boundaries of the classical cello. Martin Tillman discovered ...

48. Toby Chu

Composer | Bao

50. Trevor Morris

Composer | Hunter Killer

2 Time EMMY Award winning composer Trevor Morris is a dual Citizen of Canada and Great Britain, living and working in Los Angeles. Trevor composes music for Feature Film, Television and Video Games. He is most recognized for his Television work on "The Tudors", "The Borgias" and "Vikings". As well ...

51. Ramin Djawadi

Composer | Game of Thrones

Ramin Djawadi was born on July 19, 1974 in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is a composer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), Iron Man (2008) and Westworld (2016). He is married to Jennifer Hawks. They have two children.

53. Rick Giovinazzo

Music_department | Battleship

Rick Giovinazzo is known for his work on Battleship (2012), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and Transformers (2007).

54. Scott Hosfeld

Inside Out

Acclaimed Conductor and Music Director of the award-winning Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra (MCCO), and the Director and Conductor of the Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra, Scott Hosfeld is a favorite among his professional colleagues and students. Hosfeld has been principal conductor of the Icicle...

55. Alastair King

Music_department | Aquaman

Alastair King is one of the leading orchestrators and conductors in the UK. He regularly works on high profile projects for both Film and TV. He studied Music Composition, Analysis and Conducting at Bath, Birmingham and Kansas Universities. Alastair has also had success as a concert composer and ...

56. Blake Neely

Composer | Arrow

Blake Neely was born on April 28, 1969 in Paris, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Arrow (2012), The Mentalist (2008) and The Flash (2014).

57. Jenny O'Grady

Music_department | World War Z

Jenny O'Grady is known for her work on World War Z (2013), Stealth (2005) and 6 Underground (2019).

58. Lorne Balfe

Music_department | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Lorne Balfe was born on February 23, 1976 in Inverness, Scotland. He is known for his work on Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), The Dark Knight (2008) and Megamind (2010).

59. James Seymour Brett

Music_department | X-Men

James Seymour Brett has scored projects in all genres and media.

His style ranges from the large, upscale orchestral grandeur of Batman Live, Walking With Dinosaurs & Planet 51, to smaller, more intimate works such as L'Histoire De Nos Petites Morts, Outpost, and The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers....

60. Jeffrey Biggers

Music_department | Iron Man

61. Michael Brook

Composer | Into the Wild

Michael Brook was born in 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a composer, known for Into the Wild (2007), Brooklyn (2015) and The Vow (2012).

62. Rupert Coulson

Music_department | Ex Machina

63. George Doering

Music_department | The Core

George Doering is known for his work on The Core (2003), Star Trek Beyond (2016) and Battleship (2012).

64. Brad Dutz

Music_department | Battleship

65. Michael Fisher

Music_department | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Michael Fisher is known for his work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), No Way Out (1987) and Transformers (2007).

66. Danny Greco

Music_department | Transformers

67. Ken Kugler

Music_department | Deep Blue Sea

Was composer Mark Isham's conductor and orchestrator

68. Jai Meghan

Music_department | Transformers

69. Peter Rotter

Music_department | Avatar

Peter Rotter is known for his work on Avatar (2009), Deadpool (2016) and Frozen (2013).

70. Adam Michalak

Music_department | Minority Report

Adam Michalak is known for his work on Minority Report (2002), Godzilla (2014) and Source Code (2011).

71. Nico Abondolo

Music_department | Gemini Man

73. Pedro Eustache

Music_department | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Pedro Eustache was born on August 18, 1959 in Caracas, Venezuela. He is known for his work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Gemini Man (2019) and King Kong (2005).

74. Jay Flood

Music_department | Transformers

75. Tom Gire

Music_department | National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Has composed music for the company Brand X Music which specializes in music for motion picture advertising.

76. Kevin Kaska

Music_department | Battleship

77. Suzie Katayama

Music_department | Star Trek

Suzie Katayama is known for her work on Star Trek (2009), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) and Vantage Point (2008).

78. Andrew Kawczynski

Music_department | Inception

Based in Los Angeles, Andrew Kawczynski is a composer specializing in film, television, commercials and video games. He has written original music for feature films (Sky Hunter, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as a member of the band- Hans Zimmer and "The Magnificent Six,) documentaries (Built to Fail,) ...

79. Matthew Margeson

Composer | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Matthew Margeson was born on June 9, 1980 in Brick, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Skyline (2010) and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016).

80. Carl Rydlund

Music_department | Man of Steel

Carl Rydlund is known for his work on Man of Steel (2013), Men in Black (1997) and Dunkirk (2017).

82. Greg Vines

Music_department | The Prestige

85. Peter Limonick

Music_department | Source Code

86. Ed Neumeister

Music_department | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

A longtime fixture on the New York, SF Bay Area, European and Los Angeles jazz and classical music scenes, Neumeister has been composing and leading his own groups since 1978.

As a composer Neumeister has received commissions from all over the world including: The Metropol Orkest (Netherlands), ...

87. Maria Newman

Music_department | Deep Blue Sea

Recognized and Commended by the United States Congress, Maria Newman is an award-winning composer, violinist, violist and pianist. As an Annenberg Foundation Composition Fellow, a long-standing multiple Mary Pickford Foundation Composition Fellow, and violin soloist/featured composer in such ...

88. Pieter Schlosser

Composer | Destiny 2

Pieter Schlosser was born on August 17, 1980 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He is known for his work on Destiny 2 (2017), You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015) and The Lying Game (2011).

89. Alex Gibson

Music_department | Dunkirk

Alex Gibson is known for his work on Dunkirk (2017), Inception (2010) and The Dark Knight (2008).

90. Erick DeVore

Music_department | Battleship

92. Mark Mancina

Soundtrack | Twister

Known for his wide-ranging talents, Mark Mancina's film scores traverse almost every genre: drama, action, comedy, suspense, and period epic. His dark, edgy music for the Oscar-winning Training Day (2001), is a benchmark score that expanded the boundaries of scoring street-wise drama, and is widely...

93. Trevor Rabin

Composer | Deep Blue Sea

Trevor Rabin was born in South Africa in 1954. He began playing guitar at the age of 12 after having had piano lessons since he was a toddler. In 1972 he formed the band Rabbit becoming the most successful rock act ever to emerge from South Africa. Rabin left Rabbit to pursue a solo career in ...

94. Nick Glennie-Smith

Music_department | The Rock

Nick Glennie-Smith was born on October 3, 1951 in London, England as Nicholas Hugh Glennie-Smith. He is known for his work on The Rock (1996), We Were Soldiers (2002) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1998). He is married to Jan Glennie-Smith. They have four children.

95. Hans Zimmer

Composer | Gladiator

German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to ...

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