Christopher Lennertz

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Christopher Lennertz
Born Christopher Joseph Lennertz
(1972-01-02) January 2, 1972 (age 43)
Methuen, Massachusetts
Occupation Composer

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, Think Like A Man, and 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[edit]

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 "Horrible Bosses," "Ride Along," as well as "Identity Thief," and "Think Like A Man." He has also worked on hit family films including "Hop," and "Alvin and the Chipmunks" and critically acclaimed dramas "Adam" and "Thanks For Sharing."

He has worked with distinguished artists including Basil Poledouris, Michael Kamen, Ozomatli, Dave Grusin, Alan Menken, 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.




Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2002 Saint Sinner Joshua Butler Syfy Television film
2004 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
John Fox
CJ Entertainment
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
Aaron Seltzer
20th Century Fox N/A
Disaster Movie Jason Friedberg
Aaron Seltzer
Lionsgate N/A
2009 Adam Max Mayer Fox Searchlight Pictures N/A
The Open Road Michael Meredith Anchor Bay Entertainment N/A


Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2010 To Save a Life Brian Baugh Samuel Goldwyn Films N/A
Marmaduke Tom Dey 20th Century Fox N/A
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Brad Peyton Warner Bros. Pictures N/A
La Horde Benjamin Rocher
Yannick Dahan
Canal+ N/A
Vampires Suck Jason Friedberg
Aaron Seltzer
20th Century Fox N/A
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Paul Hoen Disney Channel Television film
2011 Hop Tim Hill Universal Pictures
Illumination Entertainment
Lemonade Mouth Patricia Riggen Disney Channel Television film
Horrible Bosses Seth Gordon Warner Bros. Pictures
New Line Cinema
2012 Think Like a Man Tim Story Screen Gems N/A
Gimme Shelter Patricia Riggen Lionsgate
Pantelion Films
2013 Identity Thief Seth Gordon Universal Pictures N/A
Remember Sunday Jeff Bleckner Hallmark Hall of Fame Television film
As Cool As I Am Max Moyer IFC Films N/A
Battle of the Year Benson Lee Screen Gems N/A
Thanks for Sharing Stuart Blumberg Lionsgate N/A
2014 Ride Along Tim Story Universal Pictures N/A
Think Like a Man Too Tim Story Screen Gems N/A
Horrible Bosses 2 Sean Anders Warner Bros. Pictures
New Line Cinema
2015 The Wedding Ringer Jeremy Garelick Screen Gems
Miramax Films


Video games[edit]

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