|Birth name||Christopher Joseph Lennertz|
|Born||January 2, 1972|
Methuen, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Genres||Film score, video game score, jazz, electronic|
|Instruments||Piano, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, guitar|
Christopher Joseph Lennertz (born January 2, 1972) is an American composer, songwriter, and conductor of film, television, and video game scores. He is a dual citizen of the USA and Italy. His musical scores appeared in Alvin and the Chipmunks, Hop, Think Like a Man, and Horrible Bosses, and the video game series Medal of Honor, created by Steven Spielberg. He composed the score for Supernatural, and Revolution, two television series created by Eric Kripke.
He also has appeared Galavant and Sausage Party with Alan Menken and Marvel's Agent Carter including a first ever Marvel musical number co-written with Tony award winning lyricist David Zippel. He wrote the songs for UglyDolls with Glenn Slater for Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Lizzo, Janelle Monae, and Blake Shelton. He also composed the score for the Netflix series Lost in Space and the Amazon Prime Video series The Boys from Kripke, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Early life and education
Lennertz was born in Methuen, Massachusetts. He attended Easton Area High School in Easton, Pennsylvania and then Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, where he studied with Academy Award-winner Elmer Bernstein.
Lennertz has written music for a variety of comedies such as 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 artists including Basil Poledouris, Michael Kamen, Ozomatli, Dave Grusin, Alan Menken, The RZA, Five For Fighting, and Alien Ant Farm. His collaboration with Ozomatli on their record Street Signs garnered a Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock Album.
Honors and awards
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 Award 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.
|2021||Tom & Jerry||Tim Story||Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Animation Group
|Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar||Josh Greenbaum||Lionsgate
Gloria Sanchez Productions
|With Dara Taylor.|
|The Loud House Movie||Dave Needham||Netflix
|Themes only. Score by Philip White.|
|Song lyrics by Jason Robert Brown|
|The Curse of Bridge Hollow||Jeff Wadlow||Netflix
Ugly Baby Productions
|2005–2020||Supernatural||The WB (2005–2006)
The CW (2006–2020)
|Composed with Jay Gruska|
|2015–2016||Galavant||ABC||Composed with Alan Menken|
Song lyrics by Glenn Slater
|2018–2019, 2021||Lost in Space||Netflix||Lost in Space Theme by John Williams|
|2019–present||The Boys||Amazon Prime Video||—|
|2022–present||Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock||Apple TV+||—|
|2003||Medal of Honor: Rising Sun||EA Games||—|
|2004||Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault||—|
|2005||Medal of Honor: European Assault||—|
|From Russia with Love||Electronic Arts||—|
|2007||The Simpsons Game||Electronic Arts||Additional music composed with Tim Wynn. Score composed by Hans Zimmer and James Dooley|
|Warhawk||Sony Computer Entertainment||Composed with Tim Wynn|
|2008||Quantum of Solace||Activision||—|
|2009||The Godfather II||Electronic Arts||—|
|2010||Mass Effect 2: Overlord||Downloadable content for Mass Effect 2|
|Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker|
|2011||The Sims 3: Pets||Expansion pack for The Sims 3|
|2012||Mass Effect 3||Composed with Sascha Dikiciyan, Clint Mansell, Cris Velasco, and Sam Hulick|
|Starhawk||Sony Computer Entertainment||—|
|2013||Madden NFL 25||EA Sports||—|
|Cancelled||Scalebound||Microsoft Studios||Composed with Hitomi Kurokawa and Naoto Tanaka|
- "Christopher Lennertz Scoring 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'". Film Music Reporter. February 15, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
- "Christopher Lennertz to score Smurfs: The Lost Village". filmmusicreporter.com. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- says, Anthony Dazet Nevarez. "Christopher Lennertz to Score Tim Story's 'Tom & Jerry' | Film Music Reporter". Retrieved July 23, 2020.
- "Christopher Lennertz to Score Eric Kripke's & J.J. Abrams' 'Revolution'".