|Birth name||Jean-Christophe Beck|
|Born||November 30, 1972|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Genres||Film and television scores, ambient, contemporary classical|
|Instruments||Keyboards, piano, saxophone, drums|
Jean-Christophe Beck (born November 30, 1972) is a Canadian television and film score composer and conductor. He is a brother of pianist Chilly Gonzales. He is best known for his collaborations with Disney and its subsidiaries, which include composing the soundtracks of The Muppets (2011), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Frozen (2013) and its 2019 sequel, the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Ant-Man (2015), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) as well as its TV miniseries WandaVision (2021) and Hawkeye for Marvel Studios, and Free Guy (2021) for 20th Century Studios, as well as the company’s 100th anniversary logo.
He is also noted for winning an Emmy Award in 1998 for his work on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as for composing the soundtrack of The Hangover (2009).
Beck started piano lessons at five, and by eleven he was learning Bee Gees songs by ear and performing with his first band. Beck attended Crescent School where he studied piano, saxophone, and drums, and wrote many '80s love ballads.
While studying music at Yale, Beck wrote two musicals with his brother Jason, as well as an opera based on “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe.
Upon graduation, Beck moved to Los Angeles to attend USC's film scoring program, where he studied with Jerry Goldsmith. A personal recommendation from Buddy Baker, then head of the USC Music Department, led to his first assignment for a Canadian TV series called White Fang. Several TV series later, he was asked to score the second season of WB Network's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Beck received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for his score to the Buffy episode, “Becoming, Part 1.”
In 2000, the cheerleading comedy Bring It On launched Beck's film career. His credits include Under the Tuscan Sun, Edge of Tomorrow, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Pitch Perfect, and the Hangover trilogy. More recently, Chris scored the Oscar- and Grammy-winning animated film Frozen, and several installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). At the D23 Expo in 2022, it was announced that Beck had composed a new arrangement of "When You Wish Upon a Star" to accompany the Walt Disney Studios's 100th anniversary production logo, which debuted ahead of the film Strange World.
Beck works out of his studio in Santa Monica, California.
|1990||Jetsons: The Movie||(orchestrator)|||
|1994||Death Match||(additional music programmer)
(music scoring mixer)
|1997||The Alarmist||(music producer: score)|
|1998||F/X: The Series||(composer)||(TV Series)|
|1999||Let the Devil Wear Black||(score produced by)|
|2000||Bring It On|
|2001||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||(musical director)
(Episode: "Once More, with Feeling")
|2002||Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road||(conductor: score)|
|HBO First Look||(musician)||(TV Series documentary short)|
|2003||Confidence: After Dark||(conductor)
|2004||Saved!||(score produced by)|
|Without a Paddle||(score producer)|
|2005||Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous||(composer: additional music)|
|2006||The Pink Panther||(score producer)|
|School for Scoundrels|
|2007||Day Break||(composer)||(TV Series)|
|Charlie Bartlett||(score producer)|
|2010||Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief||(composer: theme music)|
|Hot Tub Time Machine||(score producer)|
|2012||Struck by Lightning||(score produced by)|
|2013||Frozen||(additional song orchestrator)|
|2020||Like a Boss||(music by)|
|1997||Nightwatch||(performer: "Looking for James")
(writer: "Looking for James")
|1999||Coming Soon||(performer: "Alive Again")
(writer: "Alive Again")
|2000||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||(performer)
|2002||Slap Her, She's French!||(writer: "The Beef Song")|
|Big Fat Liar||(writer: "Spanish Backlot")|
|2003||The Event||(performer: "F**k You Very Much", "Mother", "Final Goodbye")
(writer: "F**k You Very Much", "Mother", "Final Goodbye")
|Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star||("Son Sueños")|
|2005||Wedding Crashers||(writer: "Springtime" (2003))|
|2006||Click||(writer: "Home 3")|
|Employee of the Month||(performer: "All About the Money")
(writer: "All About the Money")
|2007||Fred Claus||(writer: "Kids Miss the Old Life", "Even the Dog Is Homesick")|
|2008||Phoebe in Wonderland||(arranger: "Ninety Times Nine")|
|2009||Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts||(performer: "Rave Opera") / (writer: "Rave Opera")||(Video)|
|2010||Hot Tub Time Machine||(writer: "Blind Man")|
|Knight and Day||(writer: "Dolby's Con")|
|2012||Think Like a Man||(writer: "Jack and Ali")|
|Atop the Fourth Wall||("Close Your Eyes")||(TV Series)|
|2013||Frozen||[producer: "Vuelie", "Heimr Àrnadalr" (uncredited), "Vuelie (Reprise)"]
[writer: "Vuelie", "Heimr Àrnadalr" (uncredited), "Vuelie (Reprise)"]
|2014||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||(writer: "Blind Man")||(uncredited)|
|The Judge||(writer: "Rose Pregnant")|
|2015||Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip||(writer: "Joy Steals Cab")|
|2016||Disney Magic Kingdoms||(performer: "Elsa and Anna", "Epilogue")
(writer: "Elsa and Anna", "Epilogue")
|Life Is||(music: "Let It Glow")||(Short)|
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet||["The Great Thaw", "Vuelie (Reprise)"]|
|2019||The Grand Tour||(writer: "Heading To The States")||(uncredited)|
|Avengers: Endgame||(writer: "Ant-Man Theme")|
|Frozen II||(producer: "Vuelie")
|2020||Trolls World Tour||(writer: "Trolls You Wanna Have Fun")|
|2000||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Pianist||(uncredited)|||
|2009||Le grand journal de Canal+||(TV Series documentary)|
|2014||Just Seen It||(TV Series)|
|2016||Score: A Film Music Documentary||(Documentary)|
|2017||Original Motion Picture Soundtrack||(Documentary)|
|2018||Score: The Podcast||(TV Series)|
|1998||Emmy Award||Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)||Buffy the Vampire Slayer
For episode: "Becoming: Part 1"
|Gemini Awards||Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Series||F/X: The Series
For episode "Quicksilver"
|F/X: The Series
For episode "Requiem for a Cop"
|2000||OFTA Television Award||Best New Theme Song in a Series||Angel||Nominated|
|2002||Emmy Award||Outstanding Music Direction||Buffy the Vampire Slayer
For episode "Once More, With Feeling"
|2006||Stinker Award||Most Intrusive Musical Score||Zoom||Nominated|
|2007||IFMCA Award||Best Original Score for a Comedy Film||The Pink Panther||Nominated|
|2010||HMMA Award||Best Original Score - Indie Film / Documentary / Short||Waiting for 'Superman'||Won|
|2011||IFMCA Award||Best Original Score for a Documentary Film||Nominated|
|SLFCA Award||Best Music||The Muppets||Nominated|
|2012||ASCAP Award||Top Box Office Films||Won|
|2013||Awards Circuit Community Awards||Best Original Score||Frozen||Nominated|
|ICP Award||Best Original Score or Soundtrack||10th place|
|PFCS Award||Best Original Score||Won|
|SLFCA Award||Best Soundtrack||Nominated|
|WAFCA Award||Best Original Score||Nominated|
|2014||Annie Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Music in an Animated Feature Production||Won|
|DFCS Award||Best Original Score||Nominated|
|Gold Derby Award||Original Score||Nominated|
|HMMA Award||Best Original Score - Documentary||Red Army||Nominated|
|IFMCA Award||Best Original Score for an Animated Film||Frozen||Nominated|
|2015||Grammy Awards||Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media||Nominated|
|HMMA Award||Best Original Score - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film||Ant-Man||Nominated|
|2018||Annie Awards||Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production||Olaf's Frozen Adventure||Nominated|
|HMMA Award||Best Original Score - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Film||Ant-Man and the Wasp||Nominated|
|Kosmorama, Trondheim Internasjonale Filmfestival||Best Music||Den 12. mann||Nominated|
|2019||HMMA Award||Best Original Score - Animated Film||Frozen II||Nominated|
|2020||Annie Awards||Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production||Nominated|
|Awards Circuit Community Awards||Best Original Score||Nominated|
|IFMCA Award||Best Original Score for an Animated Film||Nominated|
|2021||Emmy Award||Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)||WandaVision: Previously On||Nominated|
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