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Bill Conti


Bill Conti was born on April 13, 1942 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. He is known for his work on For Your Eyes Only (1981), Rocky (1976) and The Right Stuff (1983). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

For Your Eyes Only Music Department
(1981)
Rocky Music Department
(1976)
The Right Stuff Music Department
(1983)
The Karate Kid Part II Music Department
(1986)

Filmography

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 2017-2018 Dynasty (TV Series) (composer - 11 episodes)
- Queen of Cups (2018) ... (composer: 'Dynasty' theme)
- Snowflakes in Hell (2018) ... (composer: 'Dynasty' theme)
- The Butler Did It (2018) ... (composer: 'Dynasty' theme)
- Ship of Vipers (2018) ... (composer: 'Dynasty' theme)
- Nothing But Trouble (2018) ... (composer: "Dynasty" theme)
 2017 The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special (TV Special) (musical director)
 2015/II Creed (composer: Rocky themes)
 2015 Gintberg på kanten (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Klampenborg (2015) ... (music)
 2012 6 Foot Rule (composer: theme music)
 2011 Man's Man (Short) ("Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky) / (composer: stock music)
 2010 Dances for an iPhone (TV Series short) ("Glider" - 1 episode)
- Volume 1: 2010 (2010) ... ("Glider")
 2009 The Godfather II (Video Game) (composer: additional music)
 2008 The 80th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 2006 For Your Eyes Only: Neptune's Journey (Video) (music)
 2006 For Your Eyes Only: Snowmobile Chase Storyboards (Video documentary short) (music)
 2006 For Your Eyes Only: Underwater Sequences Storyboards (Video documentary short) (music)
 2006 Rocky Balboa (conductor)
 2006 For Your Eyes Only: Bond in Cortina (Video documentary short) (music)
 2006 For Your Eyes Only: Bond in Greece (Video documentary short) (music)
 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 2005 Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure (TV Movie) (composer: show theme - uncredited)
 2003 The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 2002 Avenging Angelo (conductor)
 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 2000 Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (TV Short documentary) (composer: song "For Your Eyes Only" - uncredited)
 2000 Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness (Documentary) (composer: title theme)
 1999 An American Celebration at Ford's Theater (TV Special) (musical director)
 1999 The Thomas Crown Affair (conductor - uncredited)
 1999 The 71st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1998 The 70th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1994-1997 Turning Point (TV Series documentary) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Who Shot Martin Luther King Jr.? (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Manson Women: Inside the Murders (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
 1997 The 69th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1996 Baby, Oh Baby: The Six-Pack Is Back (TV Movie documentary) (composer: theme music)
 1996 Deadly Game: The Mark and Delia Owens Story (TV Movie documentary) (composer: theme music)
 1996 Rebirth: The Untold Stories of Oklahoma City (TV Movie documentary) (composer: theme music)
 1996 Spy Hard (conductor)
 1995 The 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1995 Napoleon (conductor)
 1994 Golf: The Greatest Game (TV Movie documentary) (composer: title music)
 1994 The Scout (conductor - uncredited)
 1994 The 66th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (conductor) / (musical director)
 1994 Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Spring 1866 - Spring/Summer 1866 (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
- Autumn 1865 - Spring 1866 (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
- Summer 1865 - Autumn 1865 (1994) ... (composer: theme music)
 1993 The 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out (conductor)
 1992 The 64th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (conductor)
 1991 Dynasty: The Reunion (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... (composer: theme "Dynasty")
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... (composer: theme "Dynasty")
 1991 The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (conductor) / (musical director)
 1991 Celeste (TV Series) (incidental music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... (incidental music - from "Rocky III", uncredited)
 1990 E.A.R.T.H. Force (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
- Not So Wild Kingdom (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
 1990 The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1990 Ghost Dad (musical cues)
  Falcon Crest (TV Series) (theme by - 223 episodes, 1981 - 1990) (composer - 2 episodes, 1987)
- Home Again (1990) ... (theme by)
- Danny's Song (1990) ... (theme by)
- The Return (1990) ... (theme by)
- Crimes of the Past (1990) ... (theme by)
- Dark Streets (1990) ... (theme by)
 1990 The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1981-1989 Dynasty (TV Series) (composer - 217 episodes)
- Catch 22 (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
- Blasts from the Past (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
- Here Comes the Son (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
- No Bones About It (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
- Tale of the Tape (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
 1989 The Karate Kid Part III (conductor - uncredited)
 1989 Dolphin Cove (TV Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- The Elders (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
- Stormy Weather (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Ship That Sank Twice (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Initiation of Lisa Ruddick (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
- Reading, Writing, and Telepathy (1989) ... (composer: theme music)
 1989 Lean on Me (conductor - uncredited)
 1988 Cohen and Tate (conductor - uncredited)
 1982-1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series) (composer - 118 episodes)
- A Fair Shake: Part 2 (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Fair Shake: Part 1 (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Yup (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Friendly Fire (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Amends (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
 1988 Heartbeat (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- The Wedding (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- To Heal a Doctor (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Cory's Loss (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Two Out of Six (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Where's Solomon When You Need Him? (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
 1988 The 60th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (conductor)
 1988 Supercarrier (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Deadly Enemies (Pilot) (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
 1987 Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Part III (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Part II (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Part I (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
 1987 Masters of the Universe (orchestrator)
 1986-1987 Our World (TV Series) (composer - 26 episodes)
- Dangerous Assumptions: Spring 1953 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Long Winter, Short Spring: 1937 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- One Day in April: 1961 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Duels in the Sun: Summer 1952 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Speaking Out: Spring 1963 (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
 1987 A Prayer for the Dying (conductor - uncredited)
 1987 Mariah (TV Series) (composer: theme music)
 1985-1987 The Colbys (TV Series) (composer - 49 episodes)
- Crossroads (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Dead End (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Betrayals (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Devil's Advocate (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
- Return Engagement (1987) ... (composer: theme music)
 1986 The Karate Kid Part II (conductor - uncredited)
 1986 Stark: Mirror Image (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1986 North and South, Book II (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 6 episodes)
- March 1865 - April 1865 (1986) ... (conductor - uncredited)
- December 1864 - February 1865 (1986) ... (conductor - uncredited)
- May 1864 - Late Autumn 1864 (1986) ... (conductor - uncredited)
- September 17, 1862 - Spring 1864 (1986) ... (conductor - uncredited)
- July 1861 - Summer 1862 (1986) ... (conductor - uncredited)
 1985 Rocky IV (composer: original themes from "Rocky")
 1985 North and South, Book I (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... (conductor - uncredited)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (conductor - uncredited)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (conductor - uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (conductor - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (conductor - uncredited)
 1985 Stark (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1985 The 57th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1984 Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (TV Series documentary) (composer: theme music)
 1984 The Master (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes)
- A Place to Call Home (1984) ... (composer: theme music)
- Rogues (1984) ... (composer: theme music)
- Failure to Communicate (1984) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Java Tiger (1984) ... (composer: theme music)
- Kunoichi (1984) ... (composer: theme music)
 1984 The Karate Kid (conductor - uncredited)
 1983-1984 Emerald Point N.A.S. (TV Series) (composer - 22 episodes)
- The Wedding (1984) ... (composer: theme music)
- Pandora's Box (1984) ... (composer: theme music)
- Friends and Lovers (1984) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Best Laid Plans (1984) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Climax (1984) ... (composer: theme music)
 1983 The Right Stuff (composer: source music - uncredited) / (conductor - uncredited) / (music arranger - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1983 The 55th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1983 Bad Boys (conductor/orchestrator - uncredited)
 1982 Split Image (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1982 Rocky III (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1982 The 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1981 Neighbors (conductor - uncredited)
 1981 For Your Eyes Only (conductor - uncredited)
 1980 Gloria (conductor - uncredited)
 1979 Rocky II (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1979 The Swap (composer: stock music)
 1979 Cher... and Other Fantasies (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1978 Slow Dancing in the Big City (conductor: ballet sequence)
 1978 F.I.S.T. (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1978 An Unmarried Woman (conductor - uncredited)
 1977 The 49th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1976 Rocky (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1975 Orpheus 9 (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1973 Blume in Love (musical director: venice sequences - uncredited)
 1973 Brothers Blue (conductor)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

While living in Rome in the mid-60s he directed the Italian version of the stage musical, "Hair." See more »

Alternate Names:

Helen Gray
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

There's a higher place that I have no illusions about reaching. There's a sophistication and aesthetic about composers who only write only for the music's sake. See more »

Trivia:

His recording of "Gonna Fly Now (Theme from "Rocky (1976))" reached #1 in July 1977. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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