Henry Jackman

English composer (born 1974)

Henry Jackman (born 1 June 1979) is an English composer, conductor and producer. He is known for creating the music for many movies. He has worked on over 160 movies. His best known works are Monsters vs. Aliens, Winnie The Pooh, Wreck-It Ralph, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, Puss in Boots, Turbo, Captain America: Civil War, Rim of The World, Animal Crackers, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Ron's Gone Wrong.[1]

Henry Jackman
Birth nameHenry Pryce Jackman
Born (1979-06-01) 1 June 1979 (age 45)
London, England, U.K.
GenresFilm score and Television Score, Hard Rock, Comptemporary Classical, Electronic, Rock, Hard Rock, Big Band, Jazz, Pop, EDM, Ethnic, World Music, Synthpop, Pop Rock, Experimental Music, Big Beat, Ambient, Ska, Country, Country Rock, Funk
InstrumentsPiano, keyboards, synthesizer, guitar,
Years active2000–present

Early Life


Jackman was born in Hillingdon, London. He studied classical music at St. Paul's Cathedral Choir School, Eton College, Framlingham College & New College, Oxford, University of Oxford in London. He also studied at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles under the mentorship of Elmer Bernstein. He graduated in 2000 from Screen Scoring.



Jackman cites Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Alan Menken, Christophe Beck, Michael Giacchino, James Newton Howard, Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Alan Silvestri, James Horner, Henry Mancini, John Williams, Howard Shore, Randy Newman, Mark Mancina, Danny Elfman, Buddy Baker, John Barry, Lalo Schifrin, Maurice Jarre, Ennio Morricone, Shirley Walker, Basil Poledouris, Mychael Danna, Thomas Newman, John Debney, Bruce Broughton, Douglas Pipes, Robert Folk, Rachel Portman, David Newman, Alexandre Desplat, Marc Shaiman, Brian Tyler, Gustavo Santaolalla, George Bruns, Oliver Wallace, Leigh Harline, Frank Churchill, Paul Smith, Leonard Bernstein, Patrick Doyle, Mark Isham, Joe Hisaishi, Mark Mothersbaugh, Rolfe Kent, Kevin Kiner, Trevor Horn, Bear McCreary, Van Dyk Parks, Carter Burwell, Alfred Newman, Georges Delerue, Richard Rodgers, Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel, Edward Elgar, Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, Claude Debussy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Michael Tavera, Kevin Manthei, J.A.C. Redford and Joel McNeely as influences.


  1. Donelson, Marcy. "Henry Jackman". AllMusic. Retrieved November 20, 2020.