Stephen Rucker

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Steve Rucker
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BornStephen Donald Rucker
(1949-06-27) June 27, 1949 (age 69)
Glendale, California, U.S.
OccupationComposer

Stephen Donald Rucker (born June 27, 1949) is an American composer better known simply as Steve Rucker.

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Steve Rucker is a composer, musician and producer living in Malibu CA.

Whether composing and conducting for the London Symphony Orchestra or creating innovative dramatic sound design, Steve has established himself as one of the leading composers working in TV, film, and commercials today.

As a young pianist he studied with M. Mendelsohn of the Paris Conservatory and became a top studio musician in L.A., working with dozens of artists including platinum records for Tiffany and Whitney Houston.

Turning to composition, he helped create some of the first electronically derived scores for television. Emmy and Annie awards and nominations followed for the popular animated series "Dexter's Laboratory", "PowerPuff Girls", and "Jonny Quest".

More recently, Steve was awarded Best Original Score for the Civil War drama "Josephine" at the 2016 Richmond International Film Festival. He composed many powerful and evocative film trailer cues including recent work for "Coco", "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", "Hidden Figures", "Jack Reacher 2" and "Designated Survivor" (ABC). He also continues to contribute for reality TV including "Survivor" and "The Dog Whisperer".

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