James L. Venable

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James L. Venable
BornLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Film composer

James L. Venable is an American composer, working primarily in American film and television. He is known for his scores to the animated television series The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. The latter was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music in 2005, the same score won a 2005 Annie Award—Venable's third—for achievement in music for an animated series. Among Venable's feature film scores are Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Scary Movie 3, 4, and 5 and Eurotrip. On August 3, 2004, Venable released an electronica album titled Holding Space with Screaming Fan Records.[1]



Year Film
1995 Cybersex Kittens
2000 Time Machine: A Complete History of the Green Berets
2001 Tunnel Vision
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
2002 The Powerpuff Girls Movie
2003 Scary Movie 3
2004 EuroTrip
Jersey Girl
The Year of the Yao
2005 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
2006 Scary Movie 4
Clerks II
Kickin' It Old Skool
2007 The Last Day of Summer
2008 Turok: Son of Stone
Superhero Movie
Bark or Bite
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
An American Carol
2009 Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
2013 Scary Movie 5
Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie
2018 Supercon
2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot


Year Film Notes
1981–present Entertainment Tonight
1989–1999 Hard Copy
1997–1998 Salty's Lighthouse with Steve Rucker and Tom Chase
1998–2005 The Powerpuff Girls with Steve Rucker and Tom Chase
1999 The Chimp Channel
1999 Detention with Steve Rucker and Tom Chase
2000–2001 Clerks: The Animated Series
2001 Imp, Inc.
2001–2004 Samurai Jack with will.i.am
2002–2006 3 South
2003–2009 My Life as a Teenage Robot with Peter Lurye
2004–2009 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends with Jennifer Kes Remington
2006-2012 Penne And Friends with Jennifer Kes Remington
2009 Cartoonstitute Episode: "Meddlen Meadows"
2014-2017 Clarence with Simon Panrucker


  1. ^ "Holding Space". Amazon.com. Retrieved 10 July 2012.

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