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Karl Jenkins was born on February 17, 1944 in Penclawdd, Wales as Karl William Pamp Jenkins. He is known for his work on The Karate Kid (2010), The Hurricane (1999) and Superbad (2007). See full bio »

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Known For

The Karate Kid Soundtrack
The Hurricane Soundtrack
Superbad Soundtrack
Creed Soundtrack


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 2009-2014 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (composer - 609 episodes)
- Andy Samberg/The Muppets/Final Show (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- Colin Farrell/Chris Pratt/2 Chainz (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Comedy Pieces (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Digital Pieces (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Best of Jimmy Fallon - Musical Sketches (2014) ... (composer: theme music)
 2008 The Legends of Santa (TV Movie documentary) (music)
 1985 About Time (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Once Upon a Time (1985) ... (musician: title music)
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Also known for music for commercials for: Delta Air Lines,Levi's, Speedo, Jaguar, and Pepsi. Co- Wrote (with Jody K Jenkins) the music for commercials for Samsung Electronics, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and the BMW C1. See more »

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Soft Machine

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[on occasionally facing criticism for his style of composition] I am not remotely bothered by it. Someone once said I write spiritual music for secular people, and it was meant to be an insult. But for me that's a compliment. I just want as many people to listen to what I compose as possible. I get letters from people every day telling me my music has helped them. See more »


He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to music. See more »


Welsh Composer

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