Christophe Beck

Jean-Christophe Beck (born November 30, 1972) is a Canadian television and film score composer and conductor. He is a brother of the noted pianist Chilly Gonzales.

He won an Emmy Award in 1998 for his work on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He has also worked on Angel and The Practice. His film credits include Starstruck (1998), Let the Devil Wear Black (1999), Bring It On (2000), Confidence (2003), American Wedding (2003), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Garfield (2004), Elektra (2005), Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006), School for Scoundrels, The Pink Panther (2006), We Are Marshall (2006), License to Wed (2007), The Seeker (2007), Fred Claus (2007), Charlie Bartlett (2007), Drillbit Taylor (2008), Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009), The Pink Panther 2 (2009), The Hangover (2009), Waiting for Superman (2010), Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Date Night (2010), Tower Heist (2011), The Muppets (2011), R.I.P.D. (2013), Frozen (2013), Endless Love (2014), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Ant-Man (2015), The Peanuts Movie (2015), Trolls (2016), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), and Frozen II (2019). He appeared in the documentary Finding Kraftland (2006) for his agent Richard Kraft.

He has won one Primetime Emmy and Annie Award, and has been nominated for one Primetime Emmy, two Annie and one Grammy Award.

Canadian composer Christophe Beck started piano lessons at five, and by eleven he was learning Bee Gees songs by ear and performing with his first-ever band, the unfortunately-named Chris and The Cupcakes. During high school he studied piano, saxophone, and drums, and wrote many tender 80's love ballads.

While studying music at Yale, Beck wrote two musicals with his brother Jason (a.k.a. Gonzales, the Paris-based pianist-producer-TV Host-prankster), as well as an opera based on "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe.

Upon graduation, Beck moved to Los Angeles to attend USC's prestigious film scoring program, where he studied with Jerry Goldsmith. A personal recommendation from the legendary 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, which includes such diverse credits as 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 both of Marvel's Ant-Man films.

Christophe works out of his studio in Santa Monica, California.

Composer

1993 White Fang
1995 Pig Sty
1995 Land's End
1996 Good Company
1996 The Outer Limits
1996 Second Noah
1996 Crossworlds
1996 Past Perfect
1996 Mr. October
1997 Friends 'Til the End
1997 Two
1997 Killing Mr. Griffin
1997 Hostile Intent
1997 The Alarmist
1998 George & Leo
1998 Starstruck
1998 F/X: The Series
1998 Bone Daddy
1998 Airborne
1998 Dog Park
1998 Earthquake in New York
1998 Spy Game
1999 Thick as Thieves
1999 Let the Devil Wear Black
1999 Guinevere
1999 Coming Soon
1999 The Last Witness
2000 The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
2000 Angel
2000 Bring It On
2000 The Practice
2000 Big Time
2001 Lightmaker
2001 Wolf Girl
2001 The Cutting Room
2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2002 Big Fat Liar
2002 The Skulls II
2002 Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road
2002 Stealing Harvard
2002 The Tuxedo
2003 Just Married
2003 The Event
2003 Confidence: After Dark
2003 American Wedding
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
2003 Under the Tuscan Sun
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen
2004 Saved!
2004 The Skulls III
2004 Garfield
2004 A Cinderella Story
2004 Little Black Book
2004 Without a Paddle
2004 Taxi
2005 Elektra
2005 Ice Princess
2005 The Perfect Man
2005 3 Needles
2005 Two for the Money
2005 Yours, Mine & Ours
2006 The Making of 'Two for the Money'
2006 Insider Interview: The Real Brandon
2006 The Pink Panther
2006 The Sentinel
2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
2006 Zoom
2006 School for Scoundrels
2006 Day Break
2006 We Are Marshall
2007 Year of the Dog
2007 Charlie Bartlett
2007 License to Wed
2007 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
2007 Fred Claus
2008 Phoebe in Wonderland
2008 Drillbit Taylor
2008 What Happens in Vegas
2009 The Greatest
2009 The Pink Panther 2
2009 The Hangover
2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper
2009 Post Grad
2009 The Marc Pease Experience
2009 All About Steve
2010 Waiting for 'Superman'
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine
2010 Date Night
2010 Death at a Funeral
2010 RED
2010 Due Date
2010 Burlesque
2011 Cedar Rapids
2011 The Hangover Part II
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love.
2011 Tower Heist
2011 The Muppets
2012 This Means War
2012 The Road We've Traveled
2012 The Watch
2012 Pitch Perfect
2012 Paperman
2012 The Guilt Trip
2012 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
2012 Rogue
2012 Little Brother
2013 Movie 43
2013 The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman
2013 The Hangover Part III
2013 The Internship
2013 R.I.P.D.
2013 Runner Runner
2013 Frozen
2014 Endless Love
2014 Muppets Most Wanted
2014 30 for 30: Soccer Stories
2014 Red Army
2014 Edge of Tomorrow
2014 Let's Be Cops
2014 Good Kill
2014 Cake
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2
2015 Frozen Fever
2015 Get Hard
2015 Hot Pursuit
2015 Ant-Man
2015 The Peanuts Movie
2015 Sisters
2016 Trolls
2016 June
2017 Lou
2017 An Ordinary Man
2017 A Symphony of Hope
2017 American Made
2017 Olaf's Frozen Adventure
2017 The 12th Man
2018 Gringo
2018 Anon
2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp
2018 The Christmas Chronicles
2019 Watson
2019 Frozen II
2019 Frozen II - SAKS - Enchanted Forest
2020 Like a Boss
2020 Free Guy
2020 Tom and Jerry
2020 WandaVision

To be continued