John Debney

John Debney

Highest Rated: 94% The Jungle Book (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% A Thousand Words (2012)

Birthday: Aug 18, 1956

Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA

Best known for his sweeping orchestral score for the 1995 epic swashbuckler "Cutthroat Island" and for his multifaceted score for Mel Gibson's controversial religious film "The Passion of the Christ," composer John Debney has displayed a strong range throughout his career in movies, television, and even videogames. With a background in rock music, he studied music at CalArts in the late 1970s and after graduation worked at Disney for several years, having an inside connection there, his father, Louis Debney, producer of "Zorro." After leaving Disney, where he worked on supplying music for rides at Disney World's Epcot theme park and for various animated programs and live-action shows, he scored music for Hanna-Barbera's "A Pup Named Scooby-Doo" and "Jetsons: The Movie," as well for the television version of "Fame." His most prominent work, though, was for "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," on the Western "The Young Riders," and on SeaQuest 2032," the latter two shows garnering him Emmy nominations and wins. He jumped into movies with the witchy comedy "Hocus Pocus" in 1993 and has become one of Hollywood's most active and prolific composers. Known for its bombast, his work has been used effectively in robust big-budget fare like the dark fantasy movies "The Relic" and "End of Days," comedies "Liar Liar" and "Dick," and the two "Princess Diaries" movies. Debney also won an Emmy for the short-lived 1996 NASA drama "The Cape."

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33% 41% Come Away Original Music $106.1K 2020
51% 98% I Still Believe Original Music $9.1M 2020
93% 79% Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Original Music - 2020
70% 47% Isn't It Romantic Original Music $48.8M 2019
55% 29% The Beach Bum Original Music $3.5M 2019
14% 35% Sextuplets Original Music - 2019
85% 88% Dora and the Lost City of Gold Original Music $60.5M 2019
63% 97% Brian Banks Original Music $4.3M 2018
82% 56% Beirut Original Music $5M 2018
56% 86% The Greatest Showman Original Music $174M 2017
32% 44% Home Again Original Music $27M 2017
94% 86% The Jungle Book Original Music $364M 2016
18% 39% Ice Age: Collision Course Original Music $64M 2016
49% 66% The Young Messiah Original Music $6.5M 2016
91% 83% Score: A Film Music Documentary Himself (Character) $97.3K 2016
No Score Yet 37% League of Gods Original Music - 2016
8% 44% Mother's Day Original Music $32.5M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet SpongeBob An Scannan: Spuinse As Uisce Original Music - 2015
81% 54% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Original Music $163.4M 2015
25% 43% Broken Horses Original Music - 2015
12% 37% Walk of Shame Original Music $39.8K 2014
59% 65% Draft Day Original Music $28.8M 2014
54% 49% Eliza Graves Original Music - 2014
10% 36% The Cobbler Original Music - 2014
28% 40% Jobs Original Music $16.1M 2013
44% 65% The Call Original Music $51.9M 2013
11% 47% Alex Cross Original Music $25.9M 2012
52% 47% The Three Stooges Original Music $44.3M 2012
0% 47% A Thousand Words Original Music $18.4M 2012
25% 47% The Change-Up Original Music $37M 2011
7% 45% New Year's Eve Original Music $54.5M 2011
6% 36% Dream House Original Music $21.3M 2011
49% 51% No Strings Attached Original Music $70.6M 2011
21% 33% The Double Original Music - 2011
13% 34% Yogi Bear Original Music $100.2M 2010
18% 47% Valentine's Day Original Music $110.5M 2010
64% 52% Predators Original Music $52M 2010
72% 71% Iron Man 2 Original Music $312.1M 2010
43% 67% Hannah Montana: The Movie Original Music $79.6M 2009
46% 54% Hotel for Dogs Original Music $73M 2009
33% 43% Aliens in the Attic Original Music $25.2M 2009
5% 44% Old Dogs Original Music $49.5M 2009
20% 35% Meet Dave Original Music $11.8M 2008
38% 41% Swing Vote Original Music $16.3M 2008
59% 87% The Stoning of Soraya M. Original Music $655.6K 2008
14% 46% My Best Friend's Girl Original Music $19.2M 2008
23% 52% Evan Almighty Original Music $100.3M 2007
18% 52% Georgia Rule Original Music $18.9M 2007
36% 38% Keeping Up With the Steins Composer $4.3M 2006
47% 66% Idlewild Composer $12.5M 2006
42% 44% Everyone's Hero Composer $14.5M 2006
62% 42% The Ant Bully Original Music $28.1M 2006
37% 47% Chicken Little Original Music - 2005
21% 59% The Pacifier Original Music $113M 2005
6% 57% Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Original Music $82.6M 2005
76% 51% Zathura Original Music $28M 2005
13% 19% Welcome to Mooseport Original Music $14.5M 2004
25% 61% Raising Helen Original Music $37.5M 2004
26% 59% The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Original Music $95.1M 2004
5% 38% Christmas With the Kranks Original Music $73.7M 2004
4% 40% The Whole Ten Yards Original Music $16.3M 2004
31% 54% Malibu's Most Wanted Composer $34.3M 2003
25% 39% Snow Dogs Original Music $81.2M 2002
7% 62% Dragonfly Original Music $30.1M 2002
21% 30% The Tuxedo Original Music $50.2M 2002
22% 59% The Hot Chick Music $35M 2002
41% 38% The Scorpion King Original Music $90.3M 2002
15% 32% Swimfan Original Music $28.6M 2002
74% 53% Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Original Music $80.9M 2001
93% 46% Spy Kids Original Music $112.7M 2001
54% 32% Cats & Dogs Original Music $93.4M 2001
23% 44% See Spot Run Original Music $33.4M 2001
48% 68% The Princess Diaries Original Music $108.2M 2001
53% 51% Heartbreakers Music $40.3M 2001
41% 66% The Replacements Original Music $44.7M 2000
67% 81% Michael Jordan: To the Max Original Music $18.6M 2000
13% 28% Lost & Found Original Music $6.5M 1999
12% 30% My Favorite Martian Original Music $36.8M 1999
11% 32% End of Days Original Music $66.9M 1999
77% 63% The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland Original Music $11.6M 1999
21% 18% Inspector Gadget Original Music $97.4M 1999
No Score Yet 100% The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story Original Music - 1999
71% 53% Dick Original Music $6.2M 1999
62% 55% Paulie Original Music $27M 1998
23% 41% I'll Be Home for Christmas Original Music $12.2M 1998
No Score Yet 52% Justice League of America Original Music - 1997
82% 75% Liar Liar Original Music $181.4M 1997
13% 39% Carpool Original Music $3.3M 1996
27% 44% Jetsons: The Movie Original Music $17.6M 1990

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