Walter Murphy

Music Department | Composer | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
Ted (2012) | Family Guy (1999-2018) | Agent Cody Banks (2003)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations More »
AKA 
The Walter Murphy Band
BORN 
Dec 19, 1952 (age 65)

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Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
  • Primary photo for SmallfootSmallfoot Music ("Lucky There's A Family Guy")  Less 2018 Post-Prod
Past Film & Video (46 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for American MadeAmerican Made Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven"), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less 2017 $50MM $51MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Late BloomerThe Late Bloomer Composer (music by)  Less 2016 $3.5MM
  • Primary photo for I Believe in MiraclesI Believe in Miracles Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less 2015 £500K
  • Primary photo for Ted 2Ted 2 Composer (music by), Music ("Mean Ol' Moon")  Less 2015 $68MM $81MM / $216MM
  • Primary photo for Foodfight!Foodfight! Composer  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for TedTed Composer, Music ("Everybody Needs a Best Friend")  Less 2012 $50MM $219MM / $549MM
  • Primary photo for The Hooker with a Heart of GoldThe Hooker with a Heart of Gold Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven"), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less 2010 $10K
  • Primary photo for The BoxThe Box Performer ("Deck the Halls"), Writer ("Deck the Halls")  Less 2009 $16MM $15MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Haunted World of El SuperbeastoThe Haunted World of El Superbeasto (Video) Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven"), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Dead Like Me: Life After DeathDead Like Me: Life After Death (Video) Performer ("Girl Crazy") (uncredited), Writer ("Girl Crazy") (uncredited)  Less 2009 $5MM
  • Primary photo for Man on WireMan on Wire Performer ("A Fifth Of Beethoven"), Writer ("A Fifth Of Beethoven")  Less 2008 £1MM $3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Semi-ProSemi-Pro Performer ("A Fifth Of Beethoven"), Writer ("A Fifth Of Beethoven")  Less 2008 $55MM $33MM / —
  • Primary photo for Take Alex to Work DayTake Alex to Work Day (Video) Composer  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Guy XGuy X Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Mickey's Twice Upon a ChristmasMickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (Video) Orchestrator  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The CookoutThe Cookout Arranger ("A Fifth of Beethoven"), Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven"), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less 2004 $12MM / —
  • Primary photo for Girls on Top 2Girls on Top 2 Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Stepford WivesThe Stepford Wives Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven" (1976)), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven" (1976))  Less 2004 $90MM $59MM / $102MM
  • Primary photo for Johnson Family VacationJohnson Family Vacation Writer ("Rollin")  Less 2004 $12MM $31MM / —
  • Primary photo for Cock-a-Doodle-DuelCock-a-Doodle-Duel (Short) Composer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Hare and Loathing in Las VegasHare and Loathing in Las Vegas (Short) Composer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for My Generation G... G... GapMy Generation G... G... Gap (Short) Composer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Starsky & HutchStarsky & Hutch Performer ("A Fifth Of Beethoven"), Writer ("A Fifth Of Beethoven")  Less 2004 $60MM $88MM / $170MM
  • Primary photo for Teacher's PetTeacher's Pet Orchestrator  Less 2004 $10MM $6.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Museum ScreamMuseum Scream (Short) Composer  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for The Fighting TemptationsThe Fighting Temptations Soundtrack ("Fighting Temptation")  Less 2003 $15MM $30MM / —
  • Primary photo for Agent Cody BanksAgent Cody Banks Performer ("When I Get You Alone"), Writer ("When I Get You Alone")  Less 2003 $26MM $48MM / $11MM
  • Primary photo for SonnySonny Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven"), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less 2002 $18K / —
  • Primary photo for The Rules of AttractionThe Rules of Attraction Writer ( ) (as W. Murphy), Writer ("When I Get You Alone")  Less 2002 $4MM $6.5MM / $12MM
  • Primary photo for Austin Powers in GoldmemberAustin Powers in Goldmember Arranger ("A Fifth Of Beethoven"), Performer ("A Fifth Of Beethoven"), Writer ("A Fifth Of Beethoven")  Less 2002 $63MM $213MM / $297MM
  • Primary photo for Changing HeartsChanging Hearts Composer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for ZoolanderZoolander Performer ("Pep"), Writer ("Pep")  Less 2001 $28MM $45MM / $61MM
  • Primary photo for BowfingerBowfinger Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven"), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less 1999 $55MM $66MM / $99MM
  • Primary photo for Mystery MenMystery Men Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less 1999 $68MM $30MM / —
  • Primary photo for Full Tilt BoogieFull Tilt Boogie Writer ("Full Tilt Boogie, Part I")  Less 1997 $6K / —
  • Primary photo for B*A*P*SB*A*P*S Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven" (1976))  Less 1997 $7.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Crow's NestCrow's Nest Composer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The Spirit of '76The Spirit of '76 Arranger ("A 5th Of Beethoven"), Performer ("A 5th Of Beethoven")  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for PulsebeatPulsebeat Composer  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for RhinestoneRhinestone Music Coordinator  Less 1984 $28MM $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for Raw ForceRaw Force Composer, Conductor  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Modern RomanceModern Romance Performer ("A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN"), Writer ("A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN")  Less 1981 $2.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for October SilkOctober Silk Performer ("Clemenza (October Silk/Hot Stuff Main Title)") (uncredited), Writer ("Clemenza (October Silk/Hot Stuff Main Title)") (uncredited)  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Ice CastlesIce Castles Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven"), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night FeverSaturday Night Fever Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven"), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less 1977 $3MM $94MM / $237MM
  • Primary photo for SweetheartSweetheart Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (uncredited), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (uncredited)  Less 1977
Past Television (52 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Family GuyFamily Guy (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (288 episodes, 1999), Composer (156 episodes, 1999), Composer (main title music) (75 episodes, 1999), Composer (title music) (2 episodes, 2005), Song (music by) (2 episodes, 2002), Soundtrack (1 episode, 2006), Music ("Family Guy Theme") (1 episode, 2006), Music ("You and I Are So Awfully Different") (1 episode, 2002), Music ("Friendship is the Best Thing Ever") (1 episode, 2009), Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 2018), Composer (additional music) (1 episode, 2007), Music ("Down Syndrome Girl") (1 episode, 2010), Music ("My Drunken Irish Dad") (1 episode, 2007), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 2018), Lyrics ("Family Guy Theme") (1 episode, 2006), Music ("Pie") (1 episode, 2009), Arranger ("You Make Me Feel So Young") (1 episode, 2000), Music ("Anna Rules") (1 episode, 2000), Music ("You've Got A Lot to See") (1 episode, 2002), Composer (main title) (1 episode, 2006)  Less 1999–2018 293
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  • Primary photo for American Dad!American Dad! (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (243 episodes, 2005), Composer (103 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005–2018 245
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  • Primary photo for MindhunterMindhunter (TV Series) Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 2017), Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • Episode #1.2 (Oct 13, 2017) Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (uncredited), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Velvet ColecciónVelvet Colección (TV Series) Writer ("More and More Love") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • Nuevos horizontes (Sep 22, 2017) Writer ("More and More Love")  Less
  • Primary photo for VelvetVelvet (TV Series) Writer ("More and More Love") (3 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015–2016 3
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Seth MeyersLate Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for The VoiceThe Voice (TV Series) Writer ("When I Get You Alone") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Blind Auditions 9 (May 23, 2016) Writer ("When I Get You Alone")  Less
  • Primary photo for One Hit WonderlandOne Hit Wonderland (TV Series) Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 2015), Arranger ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band by Meco (Dec 17, 2015) Arranger ("A Fifth of Beethoven"), Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less
  • Primary photo for How Murray Saved ChristmasHow Murray Saved Christmas (TV Special) Composer  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Some Jerk with a CameraSome Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) Music ("The Freaking ABC") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for The Cleveland ShowThe Cleveland Show (TV Series) Composer (88 episodes, 2009), Composer (main title music) (28 episodes, 2009), Composer (theme music) (10 episodes, 2010)  Less 2009–2013 88
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  • Primary photo for The OscarsThe Oscars (TV Special) Himself - Nominee, Arranger, Music ("We Saw Your Boobs", "Everybody Needs a Best Friend")  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Music ("Everybody Needs a Best Friend") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Episode #21.90 (Feb 8, 2013) Music ("Everybody Needs a Best Friend")  Less
  • Primary photo for Family Guy: 200 Episodes LaterFamily Guy: 200 Episodes Later (TV Movie) Himself, Composer  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Writer ("When I Get You Alone") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Fusion Dance Week (Nov 5, 2012) Writer ("When I Get You Alone")  Less
  • Primary photo for GleeGlee (TV Series) Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (2 episodes, 2009), Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 2012), Writer ("When I Get You Alone") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2009–2012 3
    • Saturday Night Glee-ver (Apr 17, 2012) Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (uncredited), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (uncredited)  Less
    • Silly Love Songs (Feb 8, 2011) Writer ("When I Get You Alone") (uncredited)  Less
    • Pilot (May 19, 2009) Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTodd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series) Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 2011), Arranger ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1976 (Apr 14, 2011) Arranger ("A Fifth of Beethoven"), Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less
  • Primary photo for Teen Choice Awards 2010Teen Choice Awards 2010 (TV Special) Writer ("Lucky There's A Family Guy") (uncredited)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Writer ("When I Get You Alone") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Episode #10.5 (Jul 25, 2010) Writer ("When I Get You Alone") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy ShowSeth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (TV Short) Himself (voice), Performer ("Family Guy Theme Song", "Cal Johnson Theme Song", "Shipoopi") (uncredited), Writer ("Family Guy Theme Song", "Cal Johnson Theme Song") (uncredited)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Glee: Director's Cut Pilot EpisodeGlee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (TV Movie) Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (uncredited)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Eastbound & DownEastbound & Down (TV Series) Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • Chapter 2 (Feb 22, 2009) Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Cavalcade of Cartoon ComedyCavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (TV Series) Composer (2 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008–2009 2
  • Primary photo for EntourageEntourage (TV Series) Writer ("When I Get You Alone") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for Family Guy 100th Episode SpecialFamily Guy 100th Episode Special (TV Movie) Composer (music by), Composer (main title music)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for GreekGreek (TV Series) Writer ("Acid Jimmy") (1 episode, 2007), Performer ("Acid Jimmy") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Separation Anxiety (Aug 27, 2007) Performer ("Acid Jimmy"), Writer ("Acid Jimmy")  Less
  • Primary photo for The WinnerThe Winner (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (3 episodes, 2007), Composer (3 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 3
    • Broken Home (Mar 11, 2007) Composer, Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Single Dates (Mar 4, 2007) Composer, Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Pilot (Mar 4, 2007) Composer, Composer (theme music)  Less
  • Primary photo for Idols!Idols! (TV Series) Writer ("When I Get You Alone") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for Duck Dodgers in Attack of the DronesDuck Dodgers in Attack of the Drones (TV Short) Composer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Australian IdolAustralian Idol (TV Series) Writer ("When I Get You Alone") (2 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003 2
  • Primary photo for Fillmore!Fillmore! (TV Series) Composer (4 episodes, 2002)  Less 2002 4
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  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (2 episodes, 1995)  Less 1995–2002 2
    • The Sweetest Apu (May 5, 2002) Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less
    • Lisa's Wedding (Mar 19, 1995) Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less
  • Primary photo for Por un besoPor un beso (TV Series) Composer (additional music) (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
    • Por un beso (Nov 13, 2000) Composer (additional music)  Less
  • Primary photo for Malcolm in the MiddleMalcolm in the Middle (TV Series) Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 2000), Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
    • Rollerskates (Apr 30, 2000) Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven"), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less
  • Primary photo for Channel Umptee-3Channel Umptee-3 (TV Series) Composer (7 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997–1998 7
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  • Primary photo for ProfitProfit (TV Series) Composer (7 episodes, 1996)  Less 1996–1997 7
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  • Primary photo for Buffy the Vampire SlayerBuffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) Composer (12 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997 12
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  • Primary photo for WiseguyWiseguy (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for The CommishThe Commish (TV Series) Composer (92 episodes, 1991)  Less 1991–1996 92
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  • Primary photo for Jumpin' JoeJumpin' Joe (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for HunterHunter (TV Series) Composer (22 episodes, 1990), Music Arranger (theme) (17 episodes, 1990)  Less 1990–1991 22
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  • Primary photo for WiseguyWiseguy (TV Series) Composer (42 episodes, 1988)  Less 1988–1990 42
    • Brrump-Bump! (Apr 18, 1990) Composer (score by)  Less
    • Sanctuary (Apr 11, 1990) Composer (score by)  Less
    • Meltdown (Mar 28, 1990) Composer (score by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Lady ForgetsThe Lady Forgets (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Tricks of the TradeTricks of the Trade (TV Movie) Composer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for StingrayStingray (TV Series) Composer (23 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986–1987 23
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  • Primary photo for The A-TeamThe A-Team (TV Series) Composer (additional music) (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for ABC Weekend SpecialsABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) Composer (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Still the BeaverStill the Beaver (TV Series) Arranger (theme music) (1 episode, 1984), Theme Music (arranged and performed by) (1 episode, 1983)  Less 1983–1984 2
    • Growing Pains (Nov 7, 1984) Arranger (theme music)  Less
    • Still the Beaver (Mar 19, 1983) Theme Music (arranged and performed by)  Less
  • Primary photo for DerrickDerrick (TV Series) Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980 1
    • Ein Lied aus Theben (Mar 7, 1980) Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Night They Took Miss BeautifulThe Night They Took Miss Beautiful (TV Movie) Composer, Arrangements, Conductor  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for The Savage BeesThe Savage Bees (TV Movie) Composer, Conductor, Music Arranger  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Top of the PopsTop of the Pops (TV Series) Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 1976), Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976 1
    • Episode #13.31 (Jul 29, 1976) Performer ("A Fifth of Beethoven") (as Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band), Writer ("A Fifth of Beethoven")  Less
Self (8 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Family Guy: Creating the ChaosFamily Guy: Creating the Chaos (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Score! The Music of 'Family Guy'Score! The Music of 'Family Guy' (Video) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for 2002 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2002 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (TV Movie) Himself - Winner  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Pianist / Composer / Himself - Musician (2 episodes, 1976)  Less 1976–1977
    • Episode #16.82 (Jan 18, 1977) Himself - Pianist / Composer  Less
    • Episode #16.5 (Sep 10, 1976) Himself - Musician  Less
  • Primary photo for BandstandBandstand (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Tony Orlando and DawnTony Orlando and Dawn (TV Series) Himself - as the Walter Murphy Band (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Rock ConcertRock Concert (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1976)  Less 1976
Other (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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