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David Benoit

Biography

Jazz fusion musician. He became music movie director for the Asia America Symphony Orchestra as well as the Asia America Youngsters Orchestra. He was a musical movie director and conductor for Lainie Kazan, Ann-Margret, and Connie Stevens. He was asked to perform on the White Home by Presidents Costs Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush. He and his wife, Kei, followed a little girl, June Koko. He released an record, titled Here’s FOR YOU, Charlie Dark brown: 50 Great Years, honoring legendary Peanuts originator Charles Schulz upon Schulz’s loss of life.

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Full Name David Benoit
Date Of Birth August 18, 1953
Place Of Birth Bakersfield, CA
Weight 103 kg
Profession Pianist
Education El Camino College
Nationality American
Spouse Kei Benoit
Children June Koko
Awards Porin Award for Best Foreign Jazz Music Album
Music Groups The Rippingtons
Movies America: Freedom to Fascism, I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown, Final Descent, The Christmas Tree, The Stars Fell on Henrietta, Garfield Gets a Life, Garfield's Feline Fantasies, He's a Bully, Charlie Brown, Lee Ritenour: Live in Montreal with Special Guests, Creampuff, Sisters
Star Sign Leo

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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les vigilantes2014Short musical director completed
It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown2015TV Special music director
The Peanuts Movie2015musician: featured pianist
He's a Bully, Charlie Brown2006TV Movie music arranger
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown2003TV Movie music arranger / musician: piano and keyboards
Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown2003TV Movie music arranger / musician: piano and keyboards
Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales2002TV Movie music arranger / musician: piano and keyboards
A Charlie Brown Valentine2002TV Movie music arranger / musician: piano and keyboards
The Making of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'2001TV Special documentary short music arranger / musician: piano
Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years2000TV Movie documentary musical director
It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown2000TV Movie conductor / music arranger / musician: piano and keyboards
My Romance: An Evening with Jim Brickman2000TV Special documentary composer: song "Glory"
It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown!1997Video short conductor / music arranger / musician: piano and keyboards
It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown1992TV Movie music arranger / musician: piano
Garfield Gets a Life1991TV Movie conductor / music arranger

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wedding Palace2013
Dog Breath2012Short
Opening Night2011Documentary
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown2003TV Movie
Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown2003TV Movie
Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years2000TV Movie documentary
It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown2000TV Movie
Creampuff1998Short
Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack1998TV Movie
Final Descent1997TV Movie
It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown!1997Video short
The Christmas Tree1996TV Movie
The Stars Fell on Henrietta1995
All My Children 25th Anniversary Special1995TV Movie
Don't Pave Main Street: Carmel's Heritage1994Documentary
Garfield Gets a Life1991TV Movie
Sisters1990TV Movie
Garfield's Feline Fantasies1990TV Short
Shannon's Deal1990TV Series
This Is America, Charlie Brown1989TV Mini-Series 1 episode
CBS Summer Playhouse1988TV Series 1 episode
All My Children1970TV Series 1995-2002

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Island Prey2001performer: "Piano Solo" / writer: "Piano Solo"
Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years2000TV Movie documentary performer: "Linus and Lucy", "Poor Sweet Baby", "Happiness", "Pebble Beach" / writer: "Linus Tells Charlie"
It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown2000TV Movie performer: "Beethoven, piano sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique'; 2nd movement", "Chopsticks"
It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown!1997Video short writer: "Getting Ready", "Linus Tells Charlie"
You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown!1990TV Special documentary performer: "Linus and Lucy", "Through the Years"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frasier1997TV SeriesDoug

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown2015TV SpecialHimself
The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi2009Documentary
Vince Guaraldi: The Maestro of Menlo Park2009Video documentary shortHimself
My Romance: An Evening with Jim Brickman2000TV Special documentaryHimself - Keyboardist
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHimself
You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown!1990TV Special documentaryHimself

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