Christopher Young (born April 28, 1958) is an American music composer in both film and television. Young is
currently Anthony Marsh, Jr 's collaborator for his film projects, most notably the Power Rangers LG film series . He composed additional and (some) primary music for Power Rangers LG: The Rise of Trakeena , which while he partially used music from some of his past works.
Christopher Young
Background information
Born April 28, 1958 (age 53)

Red Bank, New Jersey, USA

Genres Film score
Occupations Composer
Years active 1982–present

He once, before the film, collaborated will Graeme Revell on the score for Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous.

Many of his music compositions are for horror films, including Hellraiser, Tales from the Hood, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, Urban Legend, and Drag Me to Hell. Other works include Lucky You and Spider-Man 3, for which he received the Film & TV Music Award for Best Score for a Dramatic Feature Film. He also made three cameo appearances in Spider-Man 3.

Young was honored with the prestigious Richard Kirk award at the 2008 BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music.

Born in Red Bank, New Jersey, he graduated from Hampshire College in Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts in music, and then completed his post-graduate work at North Texas State University. In 1980, he moved to Los Angeles. Originally a jazz drummer, when he heard some of Bernard Herrmann's works he decided to become a film composer. He studied at the UCLA Film School under the famous David Raksin. He later taught at the Thornton School of Music of the University of Southern California.


  1. ^ New York Times
  2. ^ "BMI Film & Television Awards Tout Composers of Year’s Top Film and Television Music". Retrieved 2010-10-21.

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