Ray Colcord

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Ray Colcord
Born Ray Colcord III
1949 (age 64–65)
Manhattan, New York, New York City, U.S.
Years active 1974-present
Awards Academy Award for Best Original Song (nominated)

Ray Colcord is an American film and television composer,[1][2] known for TV series such as 227, The Facts of Life, Silver Spoons, My Two Dads, Dinosaurs, Big Brother, and Boy Meets World. He is a former governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a past President of the Society of Composers & Lyricists, serves on the board of directors of the Film Preservation Society and is a member of the National Film Preservation Board. He has received ASCAP, BMI, and Dramalogue awards.

Prior to his film and television career, Colcord worked as an A&R (Artists & Repertoire) representative for Columbia Records, was responsible for Aerosmith's signing, and co-produced their second album, Get Your Wings.[citation needed] He was the first music director of the Los Angeles improvisational comedy group The Groundlings.

Film[edit]

  • Killer By Nature
  • Resurrection Mary
  • Journeys Below the Line: ER - The Prop Masters (video documentary )
  • Journeys Below the Line: 24 - The Editing Process (video documentary)
  • The King's Guard
  • Heartwood
  • The Paper Brigade (video)
  • Amityville Dollhouse: Evil Never Dies (video)
  • Wish Upon a Star
  • The Sleeping Car
  • The Devonsville Terror - Composer

Songs[edit]

  • Dumb & Dumber - "Hip Hop Solution", "Rap me Silly", "Endangered Species", "Snow Bird Serenade"
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life - "Bouzouki Trella"
  • Earth Girls Are Easy - "I Like 'Em Big And Stupid"
  • Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection (video documentary) - "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun")

Television[edit]

  • Lost at Home (TV series)
  • Family Affair (TV series)
  • Big Brother (TV series)
  • Style and Substance (TV series)
  • Tales from the Tomb: Lost Sons of the Pharaohs (TV documentary)
  • You Wish (TV series)
  • Hiller and Diller (TV series)
  • Promised Land (TV series)
  • Devil's Food (TV movie)
  • Television's Comedy Classics (TV movie)
  • Real Funny (TV movie)
  • Wow! The Most Awesome Acts on Earth (TV movie)
  • Maybe This Time (TV series)
  • 50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration (TV movie)
  • Black Sheep (TV movie)
  • Boy Meets World (TV series)
  • The Charmings (TV series, theme and music for season two)
  • Almost Home (TV series)
  • Where I Live (TV series)
  • Scorch (TV series)
  • The Torkelsons (TV series)
  • Dinosaurs (TV series)
  • The Julie Show (TV movie)
  • The Simpsons (TV series)
  • Dead Putting Society
  • Singer & Sons (TV series)
  • Jury Duty: The Comedy (TV movie)
  • Ann Jillian (TV series)
  • Live-In (TV series)
  • Trial and Error (TV series)
  • Women in Prison (TV series)
  • My Two Dads (TV series)
  • The Charmings (TV series)
  • Sweet Surrender (TV series)
  • 227 (TV series)
  • Double Trouble (TV series)
  • Silver Spoons (TV series)
  • Off Your Rocker (TV movie)
  • The Facts of Life (TV series) - Composer for seasons 7 to 9

Music[edit]

Colcord played keyboards on the Lou Reed live album Rock n Roll Animal (1974).[citation needed] Ray also played keyboards on American Pie, the album by Don McLean.[citation needed]

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