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David Newman

Biography

Have scored over 100 feature motion pictures, including Costs and Ted’s Excellent Experience as well as the Nutty Professor. He went to the School of Southern California. His initial film function was on Tim Burton’s brief film Frankenweenie, that was released in 1984. He became known for his longstanding cooperation with Danny DeVito, offering the scores for some from the actor’s movies, including 1987’s Toss Momma in the Teach and 1989’s The Battle from the Roses. His dad Alfred was a composer who gained nine Academy Honours, an archive in Oscar background. He was raised with his sibling Thomas, who also became an acclaimed composer. His cousin was Randy Newman, who became a sought-after film composer and musician.

Quick Facts


Full Name David Newman
Date Of Birth April 29, 1964
Place Of Birth Montreal, Canada
Profession Entrepreneur
Education Durham University, University of London
Nationality American
Spouse Leslie Newman
Parents Alfred Newman, Martha Montgomery
Siblings Thomas Newman, Maria Newman, Tim Newman
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score, Saturn Award for Best Music, Satellite Award for Best Original Score, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written Drama
Movies Anastasia, Matilda, Galaxy Quest, The War of the Roses, Hoffa, The Nutty Professor, Serenity, Throw Momma from the Train, The Brave Little Toaster, Heathers, Brokedown Palace, Bowfinger, The Flintstones, Norbit, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Ice Age, Jingle All the Way, Critters, The Spy Next Door, Animals United, The Cat in the Hat, The Phantom, The Mighty Ducks, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Death to Smoochy, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Daddy Day Care, The Spirit, 5 Flights Up, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, The Sandlot, Coneheads, 102 Dalmatians, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Other People's Money, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Tommy Boy, Are We There Yet?, Monster-in-Law, Behaving Badly, My Life in Ruins, Dr. Dolittle 2, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Fire Birds, Scooby-Doo, The Freshman, The Runestone, Mr. Destiny, Operation Dumbo Drop, Meet the Applegates
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#Fact
1Brother of Tim Newman.
2Have so far composed the score to six movies starring Eddie Murphy. Starting with The Nutty Professor.
3Is the composer of choice for director Danny DeVito since Throw Momma From The Train.
4Cousin of composer Joey Newman
5Cousin of composer Randy Newman
6Nephew of composers Emil Newman and Lionel Newman
7Brother of composer Thomas Newman
8Son of composer Alfred Newman


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girls Trip2017/Ipost-production
Army of One2016
5 Flights Up2014
Behaving Badly2014
Tarzan2013
A Christmas Story 22012Video
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son2011
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster2010TV Movie
Animals United2010
The Spy Next Door2010
Crazy on the Outside2010
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel2009
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins2009TV Movie
My Life in Ruins2009
The Spirit2008
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins2008
Norbit2007
The Making of 'Anastasia'2006Video documentary
Serenity2005
Monster-in-Law2005
Man of the House2005/I
Are We There Yet?2005
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed2004
The Cat in the Hat2003
Duplex2003
Daddy Day Care2003
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days2003original score by
Scooby-Doo2002
Life or Something Like It2002
Ice Age2002
Death to Smoochy2002
The Affair of the Necklace2001
Dr. Dolittle 22001
The Flamingo Rising2001TV Movie
Spotlight on Location: Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000TV Movie
102 Dalmatians2000
Bedazzled2000
Duets2000
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas2000
Galaxy Quest1999
Bowfinger1999
Brokedown Palace1999
Never Been Kissed1999
1001 Nights1998Short
Cartoon Sushi1998TV Series 1 episode
Anastasia1997
Out to Sea1997
Jingle All the Way1996
Matilda1996
The Nutty Professor1996
The Phantom1996
Big Bully1996
Operation Dumbo Drop1995
Tommy Boy1995
Boys on the Side1995
I Love Trouble1994
The Cowboy Way1994
The Flintstones1994
My Father the Hero1994
The Air Up There1994
Undercover Blues1993
Coneheads1993
The Sandlot1993
Hoffa1992
That Night1992
The Mighty Ducks1992
Honeymoon in Vegas1992
The Itsy Bitsy Spider1992Short
Other People's Money1991
Paradise1991
The Runestone1991
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey1991
Rover Dangerfield1991
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead1991
Michael & Mickey1991
Talent for the Game1991
The Marrying Man1991
Meet the Applegates1990
Mr. Destiny1990
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp1990
The Freshman1990
Fire Birds1990
Tales from the Crypt1990TV Series 1 episode
Flower Planet1990Short
Madhouse1990
The War of the Roses1989
Gross Anatomy1989
Cranium Command1989Short
Little Monsters1989
Back to Neverland1989Short
Disorganized Crime1989
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure1989
Heathers1988
Throw Momma from the Train1987
The Brave Little Toaster1987
Malone1987
My Demon Lover1987
Amazing Stories1987TV Series 1 episode
The Kindred1987
Vendetta1986
Faerie Tale Theatre1986TV Series 1 episode
Critters1986
Frankenweenie1984Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood in Vienna 2014: A Tribute to Randy Newman2014TV Movie conductor
Hollywood in Vienna 2013: A Tribute to James Horner2013TV Series conductor
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel2009score conductor
Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins2008orchestrator - uncredited
Serenity2005conductor
Monster-in-Law2005conductor
Are We There Yet?2005conductor - uncredited / orchestrator
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed2004conductor
The Cat in the Hat2003conductor
Duplex2003orchestrator
Daddy Day Care2003conductor
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days2003conductor
Scooby-Doo2002conductor / orchestrator
Life or Something Like It2002conductor / orchestrator
Ice Age2002conductor / orchestrator
Death to Smoochy2002orchestrator
The Affair of the Necklace2001orchestrator
Dr. Dolittle 22001conductor
102 Dalmatians2000orchestra conductor
Bedazzled2000conductor
Galaxy Quest1999orchestrator
Bowfinger1999conductor - uncredited / music producer - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
Brokedown Palace1999conductor
Never Been Kissed1999conductor
Anastasia1997conductor: score / orchestrator: score
Out to Sea1997conductor / orchestrator
Jingle All the Way1996conductor / orchestrator
Matilda1996conductor - uncredited
The Nutty Professor1996conductor / music producer / orchestrator
The Phantom1996orchestrator
Big Bully1996conductor
Operation Dumbo Drop1995orchestrator
Tommy Boy1995conductor / orchestrator
Boys on the Side1995orchestrator
Corrina, Corrina1994composer: additional music - uncredited
The Cowboy Way1994orchestrator
My Father the Hero1994music arranger: vocal arrangements / orchestrator
The Air Up There1994orchestrator
Hoffa1992conductor - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
The Mighty Ducks1992orchestrator
Honeymoon in Vegas1992orchestrator
The Itsy Bitsy Spider1992Short conductor
Paradise1991orchestrator
Rover Dangerfield1991conductor
Talent for the Game1991orchestrator
The Marrying Man1991orchestrator
Mr. Destiny1990orchestrator
The Brave Little Toaster1987conductor / music arranger: songs
Dragnet1987composer: additional music / orchestrator
Wise Guys1986orchestrator
Twilight Zone: The Movie1983music consultant - uncredited / musician: violin - uncredited
The Adventures of Curious George1982Short orchestrator
The Plague Dogs1982music consultant / musician: violin
Poltergeist1982musician: violin - uncredited
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial1982musician: violin - uncredited
The Beast Within1982musician: violin - uncredited
Outland1981musician: violin - uncredited
Battle Beyond the Stars1980conductor - uncredited
Watership Down1978music arranger - uncredited / musician: violin - uncredited
Big Wednesday1978music consultant - uncredited / musician: violin - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ice Age: Collision Course2016writer: "Checking Out the Cave"
Hollywood in Vienna 20122012TV Special performer: "Steiner Fanfare", "Sunset", "Laura", "Spellbound", "The Harry Lime Theme", "The Godfather", "Psycho", "Basic Instinct", "The Untouchables", "Once Upon a Time in the West", "The Good, The Badd and The Ugly", "Inception", "Casino Royale: Suite", "The Concorde... Airport '79", "Medley: Dirty Harry - Bullitt - Cool Hand Luke - Enter The Dragon", "The Cincinnati Kid", "That Night", "The Plot/Main Theme", "Theme from Mannix", "We're in this Love Together"
Poluição Sonora2008Documentary short writer: "Home From The Hospital", "The FBI"
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan2006writer: "Music from 'Jingle All the Way'" 1996
Cheaper by the Dozen 22005writer: "Music from 'Ice Age'"
Death to Smoochy2002music: "Friends Come In All Sizes", "Smoochy's Magic Jungle Theme", "The Cookie Chant"
Walt Disney World Explorer1996Video Game writer: "Cranium Command Underscore"
Jingle All the Way1996writer: "Turbo Man Theme"
D3: The Mighty Ducks1996writer: "Original Mighty Ducks Theme"
D2: The Mighty Ducks1994writer: "ORIGINAL MIGHTY DUCKS THEME"
Pass the Ammo1988music: "You're in Paradise Now", "Samson and Delilah", "Pass the Ammo, Praise the Lord"
The Worm Eaters1977writer: "You'll End Up Eating Worms" - as David L. Newman

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Runestone1991Graves

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Swatch Dogs and Diet Coke Heads2001Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conversations on Alex North's Spartacus: The Celebration of a Masterpiece2010DocumentaryHimself
The 51st Annual Tony Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Book of a Musical & Best Original Score
SCORE: A Film Music Documentary2016DocumentaryHimself
Afternoon Tea, a Matilda Reunion2013Video documentary shortHimself - Composer
A West Side Story: The Film and the Philharmonic2013TV Movie documentary
Hollywood in Vienna 20122012TV SpecialConductor

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsFilm MusicAlvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
2005BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsAre We There Yet? (2005)
2004BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsDaddy Day Care (2003)
2004BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsThe Cat in the Hat (2003)
2003BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsScooby-Doo (2002)
2003BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsHow to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
2002BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsIce Age (2002)
2002BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsDr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
2001BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsNutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
1997BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsThe Nutty Professor (1996)
1995BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsThe Flintstones (1994)
1990BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsThe War of the Roses (1989)
1988BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsThrow Momma from the Train (1987)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Archival Release of an Existing Score - Re-Recording· Robert Townson (album produced by, liner notes by; album art direction by)
· Bill Pitzonka (album art direction by)
· Matthew Joseph Peak (album art direction by)
2014IFMCA AwardInternational Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)Best Original Score for an Animated Feature FilmTarzan (2013)
2003AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Music in an Animated Feature ProductionIce Age (2002)
2000Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest MusicGalaxy Quest (1999)
1998OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original Musical or Comedy ScoreAnastasia (1997)· Stephen Flaherty
· Lynn Ahrens
1998AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature ProductionAnastasia (1997)· Stephen Flaherty (songs)
· Lynn Ahrens (songs)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original Comedy/Musical ScoreAnastasia (1997)· Lynn Ahrens
· Stephen Flaherty
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original ScoreAnastasia (1997)
1989ACECableACE AwardsOriginal ScoreThe Brave Little Toaster (1987)


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