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|Born||Christopher Joseph Lennertz
January 2, 1972
Christopher Joseph Lennertz (born January 2, 1972) is an American musical composer for films, television shows, and video games. He is perhaps best known for his musical score for the 2007 film "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Hop," and the Warner Bros. comedy "Horrible Bosses." He composed the score of Supernatural and more recently Revolution, two television series created by Eric Kripke.
Life and career
Lennertz was born in Methuen, Massachusetts. He attended Easton Area High School in Easton, Pennsylvania and then the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, where he studied with Academy Award-winner Elmer Bernstein.
Lennertz's has written music for a variety of comedies like "The Comebacks," "The Perfect Holiday," and cult classic spoofs "Vampires Suck," and "Meet the Spartans." He has also worked on hit family films including "Marmaduke," and "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore."
He has worked with distinguished artists including Basil Poledouris, Michael Kamen, Ozomatli, The RZA, and Alien Ant Farm. His collaboration with Ozomatli on their record "Street Signs" garnered a Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock Album.
He was named best new composer in 2002 for his score to Clive Barker's Saint Sinner. He won several awards for his 2003 soundtrack to Medal of Honor: Rising Sun, the first of three Medal of Honor games composed by Lennertz. In 2006 he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Musical Composition in a Series for his score for the pilot of the television series Supernatural, and he is the first recipient of the Film & TV Music Award for Best Score for an Independent Feature Film for Tortilla Heaven.
|2002||Saint Sinner||Joshua Butler||Syfy||Television film|
|2004||Save Virgil||Brad Ableson||Quality Filmed Entertainment||Short film|
|Soul Plane||Jessy Terrero||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer||N/A|
|2006||Dr. Dolittle 3||Rich Thorne||20th Century Fox Home Entertainment||Direct-to-video film|
|Shark Bait||Howard E. Baker
The Weinstein Company
|2007||Tortilla Heaven||Judy Hecht Dumontet||Archangel Releasing||N/A|
|The Comebacks||Tom Brady||Fox Atomic||N/A|
|The Perfect Holiday||Lance Rivera||Destination Films
Yari Film Group
|Alvin and the Chipmunks||Tim Hill||20th Century Fox||N/A|
|2008||Meet The Spartans||Jason Friedberg
|20th Century Fox||N/A|
|Disaster Movie||Jason Friedberg
|2009||Adam||Max Mayer||Fox Searchlight Pictures||N/A|
|The Open Road||Michael Meredith||Anchor Bay Entertainment||N/A|
- Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (2003)
- Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (2004)
- Medal of Honor: European Assault (2005)
- From Russia with Love (2005)
- Gun (2005)
- The Simpsons Game (2007) (with Timothy Michael Wynn, Mark Mothersbaugh, Albert Fox, John Enroth, Duff Gorman, Sid Cuttles, "DJ Poochie Pants", and Silas Hite)
- Warhawk (2007) (with Timothy Michael Wynn)
- Quantum of Solace (2008)
- The Godfather II (2009)
- Mass Effect 2: Overlord (2010)
- Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker (2010)
- The Sims 3: Pets (2011)
- Mass Effect 3 (2012)
- Starhawk (2012)