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John Debney
   
Number of songs: 1 | Total weeks on charts: 7
Appearing in a total number of: 1 charts | Total period running: 46 days
Biography

John C. Debney (born August 18, 1956) is an American film composer. He received an Academy Award nomination for his score for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. He also composed the score for Cutthroat Island, which has been celebrated by music critics as a notable example of swashbuckling film music.

The son of Disney Studios producer Louis Debney (Zorro, The Mickey Mouse Club), John was born and raised in nearby Glendale, California, where he began guitar lessons at age six and played in rock bands in college. Debney earned his B.A. degree in Music Composition from the California Institute of Arts in 1979. Two weeks after graduating from CalArts, he got a job at copying department at Disney. One day, Buddy Baker saw him and had him arrange music that would later be used for different pavilions and rides at EPCOT Center (at Walt Disney World in Florida). After three years at Disney, he freelanced for television composer Mike Post. Debney furthered his hands-on training by working with Hanna-Barbera composer Hoyt Curtin. After this, Debney went on to score television projects as diverse as Disneyland, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, SeaQuest DSV, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, The Cape, The Lazarus Man, Piggsburg Pigs!, The Further Adventures of SuperTed, Doctor Who, Cagney and Lacey, Tiny Toon Adventures, The Young Riders, The New Yogi Bear Show, Nightmare Classics, Police Academy: The Animated Series, Fame, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, Dragon's Lair, Freshman Dorm, Pop Quiz and Dink, the Little Dinosaur, for which he won an Emmy for Best Main Title. In the early 1990s, Debney began to score indie films and Disneyland attractions. In 1991, Debney composed the music for Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris. In 1993, he scored his first studio feature, the Disney comedy Hocus Pocus starring Bette Midler.

Debney has since gone on to have a career composing scores for many films including: Iron Man 2, The Passion of the Christ, Bruce Almighty, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Elf, Sin City, Chicken Little, Liar Liar, Spy Kids, The Emperor's New Groove, The Scorpion King, The Princess Diaries and Predators.

Debney has also recorded scores for the video games Lair and The Sims Medieval. In 2010, he composed the theme music for the Nickelodeon television series Supah Ninjas.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


John Debney in the news
The Hollywood Music In Media Awards To Honor Kenny Loggins With The Career Achievement Award At The 11th Annual Awards On January 27, 2021 (17/11/2020) Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe Presents 22nd Anniversary Lineup: Matt Berninger, Derek Smalls, The Bird And The Bee, Barry Zito, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Matthew Koma, ZZ Ward And More! (08/01/2020)
Varese Sarabande: 40 Years Of Great Film Music 1978-2018 (14/11/2018) Varese Sarabande: 40 Years Of Great Film Music 1978-2018 (06/11/2018)
Hollywood Music In Media Awards Announces Nominees In Film, TV, & Video Game Music (16/10/2018) ignore (16/10/2018)
Lakeshore Records Releases New Soundtrack "An Actor Prepares" By Composer Tony Morales (24/09/2018) Electronic Arts And Lakeshore Records Announce Partnership To Release New & Catalog Soundtrack Titles (28/07/2018)
SoundTrack_Cologne Announces Composer Line-Up For Music In Film Day (20/07/2018) 'Call Of Duty', 'Mass Effect' Composer Jack Wall Live In Concert (04/05/2018)
The Krakower Group Congratulates Our Clients On Their 2018 Daytime Emmy Nominations (22/03/2018) 12 Gifted Composers From Six Countries Selected For Exclusive ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop (29/06/2017)
Varese Sarabande Records To Release 'Ice Age: Collsion Course' Soundtrack (30/06/2016) Lakeshore Records Presents The Young Messiah - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (23/02/2016)
BSOspirit Association Regretfully Announces Postponement Of 2015 International Film Music Festival (25/06/2015)
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