Jack Nitzsche (1937–2000)

Soundtrack | Composer | Music Department
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KNOWN FOR 
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) | Moulin Rouge! (2001)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations More »
AKA 
Jack Nitsche
NICKNAME  
Specs
BORN 
Apr 22, 1937 (died Aug 25, 2000)

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Past Film & Video (71 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Bridget Jones's BabyBridget Jones's Baby Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (as Bernard Nitzsche)  Less 2016 $35MM $24MM / $212MM
  • Primary photo for Two Days, One NightTwo Days, One Night Writer ("La Nuit n'en Finit plus")  Less 2014 €7MM $1.4MM / $9MM
  • Primary photo for 20 Feet from Stardom20 Feet from Stardom Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less 2013 $1MM $4.9MM / $5.9MM
  • Primary photo for Easy AEasy A Writer ("Symphonies")  Less 2010 $8MM $58MM / $75MM
  • Primary photo for A Day in the Life of a DiabeticA Day in the Life of a Diabetic (Short) Writer ("Needles and Pins") (uncredited)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Wrecking Crew!The Wrecking Crew! Performer ("Baja", "Puerto Vallarta", "Lonely Surfer", "Old Town"), Writer ("Puerto Vallarta", "Lonely Surfer", "Old Town")  Less 2008 $801K / —
  • Primary photo for PolyformiaPolyformia (Short) Music ("Night of the Electric Insects")  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for CSNY/Déjà VuCSNY/Déjà Vu Arranger ("Shakey Pictures Fanfare") (as Jack Nietzche)  Less 2008 $65K / —
  • Primary photo for 99 francs99 francs Writer ("Sure Thing")  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Death ProofDeath Proof Composer (main titles), Performer ("The Last Race"), Writer ("The Last Race")  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Obsession: The Sex and Violence of RevengeObsession: The Sex and Violence of Revenge (Video) Music (score from 'Revenge')  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for GrindhouseGrindhouse Performer ("The Last Race"), Writer ("The Last Race")  Less 2007 $53MM $25MM / —
  • Primary photo for RVRV Writer ("Needles and Pins")  Less 2006 $65MM $72MM / $88MM
  • Primary photo for Yours, Mine & OursYours, Mine & Ours Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less 2005 $45MM $53MM / $72MM
  • Primary photo for The Murmuring CoastThe Murmuring Coast Soundtrack ("Needles and Pins")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Lizzie McGuire MovieThe Lizzie McGuire Movie Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less 2003 $17MM $43MM / $11MM
  • Primary photo for Long Time DeadLong Time Dead Writer ("Sure Thing")  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Dog TrickThe Dog Trick Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Moulin Rouge!Moulin Rouge! Writer ("Elephant Love Medley")  Less 2001 $50MM $57MM / $179MM
  • Primary photo for The PledgeThe Pledge In Memory Of (our brother in arms)  Less 2001 $35MM $20MM / $29MM
  • Primary photo for First CallFirst Call Performer ("The Lonely Surfer"), Writer ("The Lonely Surfer")  Less 2000 $12K
  • Primary photo for The British Invasion ReturnsThe British Invasion Returns (Video) Writer ("Needles and Pins")  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for DogmaDogma Performer ("Aloha Los Pescadores") (as Jack Nitzche), Writer ("Aloha Los Pescadores") (as Jack Nitzche)  Less 1999 $10MM $31MM / —
  • Primary photo for A Civil ActionA Civil Action Lyrics ("Hard Workin' Man" (1978)), Music ("Hard Workin' Man" (1978))  Less 1998 $75MM $57MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Crossing GuardThe Crossing Guard Composer  Less 1995 $9MM $833K / —
  • Primary photo for Boys on the SideBoys on the Side Writer ("Officer And A Gentleman")  Less 1995 $21MM $23MM / —
  • Primary photo for Ladybird LadybirdLadybird Ladybird Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less 1994 $152K / —
  • Primary photo for Blue SkyBlue Sky Composer  Less 1994 $16MM $3.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Shindig! Presents British Invasion Vol. 1Shindig! Presents British Invasion Vol. 1 (Video) Writer ("Needles and Pins")  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The Indian RunnerThe Indian Runner Composer  Less 1991 $7MM $191K / —
  • Primary photo for MermaidsMermaids Composer  Less 1990 $31MM $35MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Hot SpotThe Hot Spot Composer (music by)  Less 1990 $13MM $1.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Last of the FinestThe Last of the Finest Composer  Less 1990 $12MM $1.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for RevengeRevenge Composer  Less 1990 $16MM / —
  • Primary photo for HjältenHjälten Lyrics ("Needles and Pins"), Music ("Needles and Pins"), Writer ("Needles and Pins")  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Next of KinNext of Kin Composer  Less 1989 $12MM $16MM / —
  • Primary photo for The AbyssThe Abyss Music ("The Walk To The Gas Chamber") (uncredited), Performer ("The Walk To The Gas Chamber") (uncredited), Writer ("The Walk To The Gas Chamber") (uncredited)  Less 1989 $70MM $54MM / $90MM
  • Primary photo for The Seventh SignThe Seventh Sign Composer  Less 1988 $19MM / —
  • Primary photo for Senior WeekSenior Week Writer ("Bongo, Bongo, Bongo") (as Jack Nitzche)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Stand by MeStand by Me Composer  Less 1986 $8MM $52MM / —
  • Primary photo for Streets of GoldStreets of Gold Composer  Less 1986 $2.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Whoopee BoysThe Whoopee Boys Motel Manager, Composer  Less 1986 $445K / —
  • Primary photo for 9½ Weeks9½ Weeks Composer  Less 1986 $17MM $6.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for StripperStripper Composer  Less 1985 $90K / —
  • Primary photo for The Jewel of the NileThe Jewel of the Nile Composer  Less 1985 $25MM $76MM / $97MM
  • Primary photo for StarmanStarman Composer (music composed by)  Less 1984 $22MM $29MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Razor's EdgeThe Razor's Edge Composer  Less 1984 $13MM $6.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for Windy CityWindy City Composer, Lyrics ("Hit and Run Lovers"), Music ("Hit and Run Lovers")  Less 1984 $344K / —
  • Primary photo for BreathlessBreathless Composer  Less 1983 $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for Without a TraceWithout a Trace Composer  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for An Officer and a GentlemanAn Officer and a Gentleman Composer (music by), Music ("Up Where We Belong" (1982), "Theme from 'An Officer and a Gentleman'" (1982))  Less 1982 $7.5MM $130MM / —
  • Primary photo for Cannery RowCannery Row Composer  Less 1982 $11MM $5.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Personal BestPersonal Best Composer  Less 1982 $16MM $5.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for King of the MountainKing of the Mountain Producer ("Dangerous Strangers", "Where Do I Fit In?")  Less 1981 $2MM $1.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for Cutter's WayCutter's Way Composer, Music ("We're Old Enough to Know"), Performer ("We're Old Enough to Know")  Less 1981 $3MM $1.7MM / —
  • Primary photo for Melvin and HowardMelvin and Howard Writer ("Gone Dead Train")  Less 1980 $4.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Heart BeatHeart Beat Composer, Music ("I LOVE HER TOO")  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for CruisingCruising Composer, Producer ("Heat Of The Moment", "Loneliness", "Spy Boy", "When I Close My Eyes I See Blood", "Shakedown", "Pullin' My String", "Lions Share", "Hypnotize", "It's So Easy")  Less 1980 $11MM $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for HardcoreHardcore Composer  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? Composer, Music Arranger, Writer ("No One Knows Better Than You")  Less 1979 $1.8MM
  • Primary photo for Blue CollarBlue Collar Composer, Lyrics ("Hard Workin Man"), Music ("Hard Workin Man")  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for HeroesHeroes Composer  Less 1977 $3.2MM $34MM / —
  • Primary photo for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Composer  Less 1975 $4.4MM $112MM / —
  • Primary photo for Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos TonightTwo Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight Composer, Performer ("On the Moodus Run")  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The ExorcistThe Exorcist Composer (additional music)  Less 1973 $12MM $233MM / $441MM
  • Primary photo for Greaser's PalaceGreaser's Palace Composer, Music ("Turquoise Skies")  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Soldier BlueSoldier Blue Producer ("Soldier Blue")  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for PerformancePerformance Composer, Writer ("Gone Dead Train", "Dyed, Dead, Red", "The Hashishin")  Less 1970 £750K
  • Primary photo for Village of the GiantsVillage of the Giants Composer, Conductor, Soundtrack ("Marianne", "Nothing Can Stand In My Way", "The Last Race") (uncredited)  Less 1965 $750K
  • Primary photo for The T.A.M.I. ShowThe T.A.M.I. Show Himself - Conductor (uncredited), Arranger And Conductor (as Jack Nitsche)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Girls! Girls! Girls!Girls! Girls! Girls! Piano Player in Lounge Band (uncredited)  Less 1962 $2.6MM / —
Past Television (54 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Brooklyn Nine-NineBrooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) Music ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1
    • DFW (Apr 15, 2018) Music ("Up Where We Belong") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for DisjointedDisjointed (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1
  • Primary photo for The GoldbergsThe Goldbergs (TV Series) Music ("Up Where We Belong" (1982)) (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • Jackie Likes Star Trek (Oct 25, 2017) Music ("Up Where We Belong" (1982)) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000: The ReturnMystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • Carnival Magic (Apr 14, 2017) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Good Morning BritainGood Morning Britain (TV Series) Music ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for SupernaturalSupernatural (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2014), Writer ("Walk with a Winner") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2014–2017 2
  • Primary photo for Quick Reviews with MaverickQuick Reviews with Maverick (TV Series) Performer ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") (2 episodes, 2017), Writer ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") (2 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017 2
    • Jury Duty (Feb 9, 2017) Performer ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"), Writer ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest")  Less
    • Son of the Mask (Feb 4, 2017) Performer ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"), Writer ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest")  Less
  • Primary photo for Mr. RobotMr. Robot (TV Series) Performer ("Play the Game") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme (Aug 17, 2016) Performer ("Play the Game") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Tu cara me suena - ArgentinaTu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Episode #3.13 (Oct 12, 2015) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less
  • Primary photo for Lead with Your HeartLead with Your Heart (TV Movie) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for The OscarsThe Oscars (TV Special) Music ("Up Where We Belong")  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Family GuyFamily Guy (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (3 episodes, 2001)  Less 2001–2014 3
    • Herpe, the Love Sore (Apr 6, 2014) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less
    • Chris Cross (Feb 17, 2013) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less
    • Emission Impossible (Nov 8, 2001) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Life Line BoothLife Line Booth (TV Series) Performer ("One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (Closing Theme)") (1 episode, 2014), Performer (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • The Forbidden Sidewalk: Part Two (Feb 11, 2014) Performer, Performer ("One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (Closing Theme)")  Less
  • Primary photo for Hello LadiesHello Ladies (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Long Beach (Nov 3, 2013) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for American Idol: The Search for a SuperstarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Winner Announced (May 23, 2012) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less
  • Primary photo for Legendy Retro FMLegendy Retro FM (TV Series) Writer ("Needles and Pins") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Episode #1.7 (Mar 7, 2012) Writer ("Needles and Pins")  Less
  • Primary photo for No me la puc treure del capNo me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Amor (Mar 1, 2012) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less
  • Primary photo for Britain's Got TalentBritain's Got Talent (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • 2011: Auditions 7 (May 29, 2011) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for MisfitsMisfits (TV Series) Performer ("Aloha los Pescadores") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Episode #2.4 (Dec 2, 2010) Performer ("Aloha los Pescadores") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Cleveland ShowThe Cleveland Show (TV Series) Music ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Buried Pleasure (Feb 14, 2010) Music ("Up Where We Belong") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for MirandaMiranda (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Job (Nov 23, 2009) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for DR's store juleshowDR's store juleshow (TV Special) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Patinando por un sueñoPatinando por un sueño (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong (instrumental)") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • The Rebexorcist (Jun 18, 2007) Writer ("Up Where We Belong (instrumental)") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for SkinsSkins (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Chris (Feb 15, 2007) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The X FactorThe X Factor (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (2 episodes, 2006)  Less 2006 2
    • Bootcamp 2 (Sep 30, 2006) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (uncredited)  Less
    • Auditions 5 (Sep 16, 2006) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Everybody Hates ChrisEverybody Hates Chris (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for South ParkSouth Park (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
    • Erection Day (Apr 20, 2005) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less
  • Primary photo for Idool 2004Idool 2004 (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for IdolIdol (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
    • Filmmusik (Nov 5, 2004) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less
  • Primary photo for Australian IdolAustralian Idol (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for Canadian IdolCanadian Idol (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Operación triunfoOperación triunfo (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
    • Episode #2.4 (Oct 28, 2002) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less
  • Primary photo for Sabrina, the Teenage WitchSabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (2 episodes, 1999)  Less 1999 2
  • Primary photo for La vida en el aireLa vida en el aire (TV Series) Writer ("Needles and Pins") (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
    • Episode #1.3 (Jun 27, 1998) Writer ("Needles and Pins") (as Jack Nitsche)  Less
  • Primary photo for Essence AwardsEssence Awards (TV Special) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (uncredited)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for TohuwabohuTohuwabohu (TV Series) Writer ("Needles and Pins") (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
    • 18. Juli 1998 (1998) Writer ("Needles and Pins") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The HungerThe Hunger (TV Series) Writer ("Tibby's Revenge") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Tibby's Revenge") (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
    • The Swords (Jul 20, 1997) Performer ("Tibby's Revenge"), Writer ("Tibby's Revenge")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Pale HorseThe Pale Horse (TV Movie) Writer ("Needles and Pins")  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (3 episodes, 1994)  Less 1994–1997 3
    • Revenge of the Creature (Feb 1, 1997) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (uncredited)  Less
    • The Brute Man (Feb 10, 1996) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less
    • Girls Town (Jul 16, 1994) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less
  • Primary photo for FriendsFriends (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for Middle AgesMiddle Ages (TV Series) Composer (3 episodes, 1992)  Less 1992 3
  • Primary photo for The 61st Annual Academy AwardsThe 61st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for First Among EqualsFirst Among Equals (TV Mini-series) Writer ("Needles and Pins") (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Sep 30, 1986) Writer ("Needles and Pins") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Two RonniesThe Two Ronnies (TV Series) Writer ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
    • Episode #11.1 (Feb 13, 1985) Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less
  • Primary photo for FameFame (TV Series) Music ("Up Where We Belong") (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
    • Fame Looks at Music '83 (Jan 28, 1984) Music ("Up Where We Belong") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The 55th Annual Academy AwardsThe 55th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner, Writer ("Up Where We Belong")  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for WKRP in CincinnatiWKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) Writer ("Gone Dead Train") (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
    • Frog Story (Jan 24, 1981) Writer ("Gone Dead Train") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Top of the PopsTop of the Pops (TV Series) Writer ("Needles and Pins") (3 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977 3
  • Primary photo for Sticks and BonesSticks and Bones (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Shindig!Shindig! (TV Series) Writer ("Burn on Love") (2 episodes, 1965), Writer ("Needles and Pins") (2 episodes, 1965)  Less 1965 4
    • Episode #2.22 (Dec 2, 1965) Writer ("Needles and Pins")  Less
    • Episode #2.5 (Sep 30, 1965) Writer ("Needles and Pins")  Less
    • Episode #1.47 (Aug 4, 1965) Writer ("Burn on Love")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Hollywood a Go GoHollywood a Go Go (TV Series) Writer ("Should I Cry?") (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
    • Episode #1.40 (Sep 18, 1965) Writer ("Should I Cry?")  Less
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Writer ("Needles And Pins") (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964 1
    • Episode #17.27 (Apr 5, 1964) Writer ("Needles And Pins")  Less
Archive Footage (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Mafia IIIMafia III (Video Game) Writer ("Needles & Pins")  Less 2016

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