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Mark Mancina

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Birth name  Mark Alan Mancina
Years active  1988–present
Spouse  Jill Meyer (m. 1999)
Instruments  Guitar
Role  Composer
Occupation(s)  Composer
Name  Mark Mancina
Genres  Film score

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Born  March 9, 1957 (age 58) Santa Monica, California, U.S. (1957-03-09)
Music director  Planes, August Rush, Tarzan, Bad Boys
Albums  Brother Bear, August Rush: Original S, Con Air, BLOOD+ Original Soundtra, Speed

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Mark Alan Mancina is an American composer, mostly for film soundtracks. His work includes Con Air, Twister, Speed, and Bad Boys.


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Mancina has worked primarily as a composer for Hollywood soundtracks, such as his collaboration with Trevor Rabin on the soundtrack for Con Air. He arranged many of the songs behind Disney's The Lion King (while Hans Zimmer wrote the orchestral score with Lebo M. for the African chants) including the Broadway musical. He composed the score for the thriller Twister (1996) and the action films Speed (1994) and Bad Boys (1995). Mancina co-wrote several songs for Hanna-Barbera's 1990 animated film Jetsons: The Movie.

Mancina collaborated with John Van Tongeren to write the theme to the 1995 revival of The Outer Limits. They both scored ten episodes for the first season of the show. He collaborated with Phil Collins on two Disney animated feature films, Tarzan (for which soundtrack he and Collins received a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album) and Brother Bear. Mancina wrote an arrangement of "When You Wish Upon A Star" in 2006 for the current Walt Disney Pictures logo.

Mancina composed the music for the 2005–06 anime television series Blood+, which had music produced by Hans Zimmer. Additionally in television, he composed score for Criminal Minds and Soldier Of Fortune, Inc.

Mancina has contributed to a number of progressive rock projects. He toured with Rabin in support of Can't Look Away and went on to produce tracks on the Yes album Union. He has also worked with Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Personal life

He resides in Carmel, California, with his wife and daughter. Trained as a classical guitarist, he is an avid guitar player and rare instrument collector.


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