David Newman

American composer, film score composer, conductor

David Louis Newman (born March 11, 1954) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, composer and conductor. He is known for his movie scores. In his career more than thirty years, he has composed music for nearly 100 feature movies.

David Newman
Birth nameDavid Louis Newman
Born (1954-03-11) March 11, 1954 (age 70)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Composer, orchestrator, conductor
Years active1984–present



Newman stated composers like Alfred Newman, John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Maurice Jarre, Jerry Goldsmith, Henry Mancini, Leonard Bernstein, Dave Grusin, Alan Menken, Bruce Broughton, Lalo Schifrin, John Barry, Howard Shore, Irwin Kostal, Basil Poledouris, Alan Silvestri, James Horner, Randy Newman, Michael Kamen, Ennio Morricone, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Mark Mothersbaugh, Oliver Wallace, Frank Churchill and Buddy Baker as Influences



He received an Academy Award nomination for writing the score to the 1997 movie Anastasia.



He was an cousin of Randy Newman.