Michael Giacchino's Muppet credits include composing music for Muppet Race Mania, Muppet Monster Adventure, "The Kermambo" for the MuppeToon of the same name, as well as score and some songs for The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. The song "When I'm With You" from Oz was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2005.
He has achieved critical acclaim for his scores to TV's Alias and Lost, Pixar's The Incredibles, and Sky High (starring Lynda Carter). His most recent projects include the 2006 film Mission: Impossible III.
Chris Tilton, a fellow Muppet composer, often assists Giacchino with orchestration and additional scoring.
|Date of Birth||1967|
|Origin||Riverside, New Jersey, USA|
Michael Giacchino majored in film production at New York's School of Visual Arts and later studied music composition at Juilliard and UCLA. His first major composition was for the video game The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and he has since provided the scores for other video games such as Call of Duty and Call of Duty: Finest Hour. After having heard his game music, J.J. Abrams asked him in 2001 to provide the soundtrack for the show Alias, and this working relationship led Abrams to ask Giacchino to compose for Lost. Giacchino has since worked with Abrams on Mission:Impossible III and Star Trek.
Giacchino has composed for television, video games, and feature films. His film credits include Ratatouille (for which he won a Grammy and has received an Academy Award nomination), The Incredibles, Sky High, The Family Stone, the closing credits music for another J.J. Abrams production, Cloverfield, and most recently Land of the Lost. His video game credits include Medal of Honor: Frontline, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, while other television credits include the hit series Alias.
|The Lost World: Jurassic Park||1997||Video game|
|Chaos Island||1997||Video game|
|T'ai Fu: Wrath of the Tiger||1999||Video game|
|Warpath: Jurassic Park||1999||Video game|
|Medal of Honor||1999||Video game|
|My Brother the Pig||1999||Film|
|Medal of Honor: Underground||2000||Video game|
|Medal of Honor: Allied Assault||2002||Video game|
|Medal of Honor: Frontline||2002||Video game|
|Call of Duty||2003||Video game|
|Secret Weapons Over Normandy||2003||Video game|
|The Incredibles Game||2004||Video game|
|Call of Duty: Finest Hour||2004||Video game|
|Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction||2005||Video game|
|The Muppets' Wizard of Oz||2005||Television movie|
|Space Mountain||2005||Theme park attraction|
|The Family Stone||2005||Film|
|One Man Band||2005||Short film|
|Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World||2006||Film|
|Mission: Impossible III||2006||Film|
|Medal of Honor: Airborne||2007||Video game|
|Turning Point: Fall of Liberty||2007||Video game|
|Land of the Lost||2009||Film|