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Randy Newman is an American film composer and singer who is well-known for composing The Princess and the Frog, Meet the Parents and various Pixar films including the Toy Story, Monsters, Inc and Cars franchises as well as A Bug's Life. He wrote iconic songs such as "Short People", "You've Got A Friend in Me" and "We Belong Together". He won Best ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 45 wins & 119 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

The Princess and the Frog Music Department
Monk Music Department
Toy Story Music Department
Cars Music Department


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 2021 Monsters at Work (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to Monsters, Incorporated (2021) ... (composer: Monsters Inc. opening credits and logos)
 2020 Dolittle (composer: unused score)
 2019 Marriage Story (conductor) / (musical director)
 2019 Toy Story 4 (conductor)
 2017 The Meyerowitz Stories (music performed by)
 2013 Monsters University (conductor) / (score orchestrator)
 2010 Toy Story 3 (conductor) / (orchestrator)
  Monk (TV Series) (composer - 96 episodes, 2003 - 2009) (performer - 66 episodes, 2005 - 2009)
- Mr. Monk and the End: Part 2 (2009) ... (composer: "It's a Jungle Out There") / (composer: "When I Am Gone") / (performer: "It's a Jungle Out There") / (performer: "When I Am Gone")
- Mr. Monk and the End: Part 1 (2009) ... (composer: "It's a Jungle Out There") / (performer: "It's a Jungle Out There")
- Mr. Monk and the Badge (2009) ... (composer: "It's a Jungle Out There") / (performer: "It's a Jungle Out There")
- Mr. Monk Is the Best Man (2009) ... (composer: "It's a Jungle Out There") / (performer: "It's a Jungle Out There")
- Mr. Monk Goes Camping (2009) ... (composer: "It's a Jungle Out There") / (performer: "It's a Jungle Out There")
 2009 The Princess and the Frog (conductor) / (orchestrator) / (original songs by) / (score producer)
 2008 Leatherheads (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 2006 Cars (conductor)
 2003 Seabiscuit (orchestrator)
 2001 Monsters, Inc. (conductor) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 2000 Meet the Parents (orchestrator)
 2000 The Road to El Dorado (conductor - uncredited)
 1999 Toy Story 2 (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1997 Air Force One (composer: unused music - uncredited)
 1997 Cats Don't Dance (songs)
 1996 Michael (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1996 Disney's Animated Storybook: Toy Story (Video Game) (composer: original Toy Story music and score)
 1996 James and the Giant Peach (orchestrator) / (original songs)
 1995 Toy Story (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator) / (song rhythm section musician: piano - uncredited)
 1994 George Marshall & the American Century (TV Movie documentary) (composer: additional music: songs by)
 1993 Super Mario Bros. (conductor - uncredited)
 1990-1991 Parenthood (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- Fun for Kids (1991) ... (composer: title song)
- Gil vs. the Deck (1990) ... (composer: title song)
- Take My Parents, Please (1990) ... (composer: title song)
- Small Surprises (1990) ... (composer: title song)
  Cop Rock (TV Series) (theme written and performed by - 10 episodes, 1990) (composer - 1 episode, 1990)
- Bang the Potts Slowly (1990) ... (theme written and performed by)
- No Noose Is Good Noose (1990) ... (theme written and performed by)
- Marital Blitz (1990) ... (theme written and performed by)
- Potts Don't Fail Me Now (1990) ... (theme written and performed by)
- Cop-a-Felliac (1990) ... (theme written and performed by)
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1986 Three Amigos! (songs: music and lyrics by)
 1985 Huey Long (Documentary) (composer: additional music)
 1985 The Care Bears Movie (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1970 Performance (music conductor)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Born Again" See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 7 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Last.fm | See more »


5' 11" (1.8 m)


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Joey Newman (cousin) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on the Bush administration] The US and the world just didn't deserve these people. They're a good deal worse. They don't even know the rules. See more »


Beside being a composer of film music and pop/rock songs, Newman is also is a singer and piano player. Many popular musicians made his songs more famous by doing their own versions: Joe Cocker sang "Guilty", Tom Jones sang "You Can Leave Your Hat On", Three Dog Night covered "Mama Told Me Not to Come", etc. See more »


Frequent composer for Pixar films (Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Cars (2006), Toy Story 3 (2010), Monsters University (2013)) See more »


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