Georg Egloff

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Georg Egloff
Egloff in 2007
Georg Brandl Egloff

(1963-02-16) February 16, 1963 (age 60)
Occupation(s)Producer, composer
Years active1994–present
Laura Shanahan
(m. 1999; died 2014)
Musical career

Georg Brandl Egloff is an American producer and composer of music for film, television, radio, and commercials. He has composed music for Shameless, The Goldbergs, The West Wing, and A&E Biography, and is credited with writing the station ID music for the FX channel and the Hallmark Channel. He wrote the main theme music for This I Believe series on All Things Considered and Morning Edition, and composes and produces music for Milk Street Radio and America's Test Kitchen (PBS and NPR).[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Georg Brandl Egloff was born in Monterey, California to David and Susan Egloff. He grew up in Oberlin, Ohio. While still in high school, he studied composition, electronic music, and jazz piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and received a bachelor's degree in performance and composition in 1986.

Music career[edit]

Egloff moved to New York City in 1986, where he performed as a jazz pianist in Manhattan. He served as the Tuesday night pianist at the famous Village Gate club on Bleecker Street. During that period, he performed at The Village Vanguard, the Blue Note, Chicago Blues, Zanzibar, the Knitting Factory, and Sweet Basil. He worked with many jazz and blues artists including Ruth Brown and Linda Hopkins.

In the 1990s, Egloff began working in rock and pop music venues with singers including Jeff Buckley, Joan Osborne, Ronnie Spector and Johnny Thunders. He recorded as a session keyboardist on many projects, including work for producers Phil Ramone and Frank Filipetti, and recorded a version of "My Way" for the Frank Sinatra Duets series.

He scored his first short film, The Anniversary, directed by Noah Kline in 1991.

Film and television music[edit]

In 1994, Egloff was hired to write music for the A&E Biography episode on Hillary Clinton, which led to work on 22 more episodes for the popular series. Soon he was writing music for other television documentaries, independent and short films, national commercials, and live events. He continues composing music for television, film, radio, commercials, podcasts, and other media.

He has written for ER, The West Wing, Pan Am, Third Watch, Shameless, and various programs airing on HBO, Showtime, and Lifetime Television. His film work includes The Company Men, The Big Time, The Babymakers, and The Terminal.[3]

In 2004, Egloff appeared in an episode of The West Wing playing a Hammond organ with James Taylor.[4]


Year Title Role Production
2020 Shameless Composer, additional music Showtime
2019 The Magicians Composer, additional music Syfy
Wayne Composer, additional music YouTube Premium
2018 American Woman Composer, additional music Paramount Network
Super Troopers 2 Composer, arranger Fox Searchlight Pictures
Shameless Composer, additional music Showtime
2016 The Goldbergs Composer, additional music ABC
Shameless Composer, additional music Showtime
Spirit Lake Cycles Composer Documentary
2014 Shameless Composer, additional music Showtime
2013 Under the Dome Composer, additional music CBS
BlacK Kat Composer Documentary
2012 The Babymakers Composer, additional music Blumhouse Productions
Shameless Composer, additional music Showtime
Little Monsters Composer VCI Entertainment
2011 Pan Am Composer, additional music ABC
The Lying Game Composer, additional music Warner Horizon Television
2010 The Company Men Composer, additional music NBC
2009 Southland Composer, additional music NBC
ER Music producer, composer, additional music Warner Bros. Television
Spooner Composer, additional music Super Crispy Entertainment
All Ages Night Composer, additional music Freedom Girl Productions
2008 Cold Case Composer CBS
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Composer, additional music Warner Brothers Television
2003 The West Wing Actor, musician (duet with James Taylor) NBC
The West Wing Additional composer NBC
2002 The Big Time Composer, additional music TNT
Studio Bob (TV series) Composer Brian Cox
Over My Dead Body (short) Composer Arie Posin
2001 The Jimmy Show[5] Composer, additional music Next Wednesday Productions
2000 Citizen Baines Composer, additional music Warner Brothers Television
Prince of Central Park Composer, additional music Lorimar Productions
Are You Cinderella (short) Composer Charles Hall
1999 Third Watch Composer, additional music NBC
Providence Composer, additional music NBC
1997 Daisy Feldman's New York (short) Composer Amy Geltman
Prix Fixe (short) Composer Other Pictures
1996 Intimate Portrait: Doris Duke Composer Lifetime
The O.J. Simpson Trial: Beyond Black & White Composer ABC
1995 Intimate Portrait: Katharine Hepburn Composer Lifetime
1995 - 1999 Biography (19 episodes) Composer A&E


  1. ^ This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman. Henry Holt & Company. 2008. ISBN 9781429933834. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  2. ^ "Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio Cast". Milk Street Radio. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "Film and Television Credits". IMDB. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
  4. ^ "The West Wing - Georg Egloff performs with James Taylor". Getty Images. February 1, 2004. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "The Jimmy Show". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 14, 2020.