Christopher Lennertz

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Christopher Lennertz
Birth name Christopher Joseph Lennertz
Born (1972-01-02) January 2, 1972 (age 45)
Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Film score
Occupation(s) Composer, conductor
Instruments Piano, orchestra
Years active 1998–present

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 as well as the video game series Medal of Honor created by Steven Spielberg. He composed the score for Supernatural and more recently Revolution, two television series created by Eric Kripke. He also scored Galavant with Alan Menken and Marvel's Agent Carter.

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 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.

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
2005 Confessions of an Action Star Brad Martin Vivendi Entertainment
Lightyear Entertainment
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 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
Rabid Rider Matthew O'Callaghan Warner Bros. Animation N/A
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
Agent Carter Louis D'Esposito Marvel Studios Marvel One-Shot film that inspired the TV series of the same name.
Short film
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
2016 Ride Along 2 Tim Story Universal Pictures Featuring Shelia E & Arturo Sandoval Additional Music Provided By Alexander Bornstein,Matt Bowen & Jess Stroup
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Kirk Jones Universal Pictures N/A
The Boss Ben Falcone Universal Pictures N/A
Bad Moms Jon Lucas Scott Moore STX Entertainment Featuring Soloist By KT Tunstall
Sausage Party[1] Greg Tiernan
Conrad Vernon
Columbia Pictures R-rated animated film composed with Alan Menken
2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village[2] Kelly Asbury Columbia Pictures
Sony Pictures Animation
Kerner Entertainment Company
Additional Music Provided By Phillip White
Baywatch Seth Gordon Paramount Pictures Additional Music Provided By Alexander Bornstein, Joshua R.Mosley, Nathan Rightour & Zack Ryan
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Tyler Perry Lionsgate
Tyler Perry Studios
Theme Only; Composed By Phillip White
A Bad Moms Christmas Jon Lucas Scott Moore STX Entertainment
El Camino Christmas David E. Talbert Netflix
2018 The War with Grandpa Tim Hill TWC-Dimension


Video games[edit]


  1. ^ "Christopher Lennertz Scoring 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'". Film Music Reporter. Film Music Reporter. February 15, 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Christopher Lennertz to score Smurfs: The Lost Village". Retrieved October 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Christopher Lennertz to Score Eric Kripke's & J.J. Abrams' 'Revolution'". 

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