Joel King Goldsmith
|Birth name||Joel King Goldsmith|
|Born||November 19, 1957|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Died||April 29, 2012 (aged 54)|
Hidden Hills, California, U.S.
|Genres||Film score, contemporary classical music|
Joel Goldsmith was born on November 19, 1957, in Los Angeles, California, the third of four children of Sharon (née Hennagin), a singer, and renowned composer Jerry Goldsmith. He was of Jewish descent. Goldsmith's maternal uncle was composer and professor Michael Hennagin.
He was the main composer for the TV series Stargate SG-1, although the main titles were written by David Arnold (who composed the score to Stargate, the film that began the Stargate franchise). For Stargate Atlantis, Goldsmith composed the main titles and the score. He also composed the main title theme and score for the second season of the CBS series Martial Law.
During his career, he usually collaborated with two composers; his father Jerry Goldsmith, and Neal Acree. He made his first move into video games music in 2006, scoring Call of Duty 3. During his final years, Goldsmith relocated to Hidden Hills, California, where he built a home studio in his back yard.
Emmy Award nominations
- Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) – Stargate SG-1 (1998)
- Outstanding Main Title Theme Music – Stargate Atlantis (2005)
- Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) – Stargate Atlantis (2006)
|1978||Laserblast||film||Collaborated with Richard Band|
|1983||The Man with Two Brains||film/comedy|
|1989||Ricky 1||parody||Parody of the Rocky films|
|1989||The Rift||film||also known as La Grieta|
|1991||Brotherhood of the Gun||film|
|1992||A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon||film|
|1993||Man's Best Friend||film|
|1993–1994||The Untouchables||TV series|
|1996||Star Trek: First Contact||film||Joel Goldsmith collaborated with his father Jerry Goldsmith on this film|
|1997||Kull the Conqueror||film|
|1997–2007||Stargate SG-1||TV series|
|1998||Diagnosis Murder||TV Series||Joel re-orchestrated the Dick DeBenedictis theme and scored episodes|
|1999||Martial Law||TV Series||Joel wrote the new main title theme and scored episodes|
|2003||Helen of Troy||TV miniseries|
|2004–2009||Stargate Atlantis||TV series|
|2006||Call of Duty 3||video game|
|2008||Stargate: The Ark of Truth||direct-to-video||The first of two direct-to-video Stargate films|
|2009–2011||Stargate Universe||TV series|
|2011/2012||War of the Dead||film|
|2012||Echoes||pilot, un-aired||2012 Will Waring un-aired pilot; final known score|
- Hinman, Michael (April 30, 2012). "Stargate Composer Joel Goldsmith Dies At 54". Airlock Alpha. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
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- Brooks, Vincent, ed. (2006). You Should See Yourself: Jewish Identity in Postmodern American Culture. Rutgers University Press. p. 96.
- Kendall, Lukas (2002). "Film Score Monthly". 7. Reed Elsevier Inc. Cite journal requires
- Burlingame, Jon (April 29, 2012). "Composer Joel Goldsmith dies at 54". Variety. Archived from the original on 5 July 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012.