David Michael Frank Biography ((?)-)

Born in Baltimore, MD; married Bonnie Marcus. Addresses: Contact: c/oMilander Schleussner Kaufman, 6525 West Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028-7212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Composer, orchestrator, music arranger, song producer, conductor

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Electronic music performer, Silver Bullet, Paramount, 1985
  • Song producer, "Coming to America" and "Transparent," Coming to America, Paramount, 1988
  • Orchestrator and song producer, Suburban Commando, New Line Cinema, 1991
  • Orchestrator and conductor, Poison Ivy, New Line Cinema, 1992
  • Orchestrator and song producer, Best of the Best II, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Television Work
  • Music arranger, Sammy Davis Jr.'s 60th Anniversary Celebration (special), ABC, 1990
  • Musician, Annie Lennox ... in the Park (special), 1996
  • Music conductor, A Will of Their Own (miniseries), NBC, 1998
  • Stage Work
  • Music conductor for the musical Grease, New York City production;conductor and music director for The Me Nobody Knows and Pippin, both New York City; also music director for productions of I Paid My Dues, Prettybelle, Sextet, and Tricks.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Code of Silence, Easy Street, 1985
  • Hero and the Terror, Cinedisc, 1988
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Arista, 1988
  • Out for Justice, Varese Sarabande, 1991
  • Suburban Commando, Rhino Records, 1991
  • Showdown in Little Tokyo, Nouveau Records, 1991
  • Music from the Films of Steven Seagal, GNP Crescendo, 1992
  • Best of the Best II, Edel America, 1992
  • Above the Law, GNP Crescendo, 1992
  • Hard to Kill, GNP Crescendo, 1992
  • (Contributor) Universal Soldiers, Edel, 1992
  • (Contributor) Heroes in Action, Silva Screen, 1993
  • Extreme Justice, Milan, 1993
  • The Baby-Sitter's Club, Sony Wonder, 1995
  • A Thousand Men and a Baby, Prometheus, 1997
  • A Kid in Aladdin's Palace, Citadel, 1998
  • The Staircase, BWE, 1998
  • The Mole, Varese Sarabande, 2001
  • Other albums include Ancient Mariner by Elly Stone, Eebee Records;Cosmic Voyage, Prometheus; Critics Choice, Q Records Atlantic;Jane Olivor--Live in Concert and Jane Olivor--Stay the Night,both Columbia; and Oh What a Feeling by Mary Travers, Warner Bros.
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Composer
  • Series
  • (As David Frank) Music and theme song, Gung Ho, 1986
  • The Mole, ABC, 2001
  • The Oblongs..., The WB, 2001
  • The Mole II: The Next Betrayal (also known as Mole 2), ABC,2001
  • Celebrity Mole Yucatan, ABC, 2003
  • Celebrity Mole Hawaii, ABC, 2003
  • Also composer for the series The Bad News Bears, CBS; Diff'rentStrokes, NBC; Fifth Corner, NBC; Fortune Hunter, Fox; Homeroom, NBC; Jack & Jill, The WB; Knight & Daye, NBC; Mork and Mindy, CBS; The Resurrector, Fox; Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime, HBO; and Townsend Television, Fox; as David Frank, composer for the series Domestic Life, CBS; Down andOut in Beverly Hills, Fox; Foul Play, ABC; Free Spirit, ABC; George Burns Comedy Week, CBS; Here's Boomer, NBC; Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills, CBS; Maximum Security, HBO; The New Leave It to Beaver; and Take Five, NBC; songwriter for the series Popstars.
  • Miniseries
  • A Matter of Justice (also known as Final Justice), NBC, 1993
  • Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story, Fox, 1995
  • Dead by Sunset, NBC, 1995
  • A Will of Their Own, NBC, 1998
  • To Serve and Protect (also known as Family Shield), NBC, 1999
  • Movies
  • (As David Frank) The Kid from Left Field, NBC, 1979
  • (As David Frank; including the song "Within Your Eyes") An Innocent Love (also known as One Starry Night), CBS, 1982
  • (As David Frank) Maid in America, CBS, 1982
  • (Including song) The Invisible Woman, NBC, 1983
  • (As David Frank) The Gladiator, ABC, 1986
  • False Witness (also known as Double Exposure), NBC, 1989
  • Chips, the War Dog, The Disney Channel, 1990
  • Columbo: Agenda for Murder (also known as Agenda for Murder), ABC, 1990
  • Exclusive, ABC, 1992
  • From the Files of Joseph Wambaugh: A Jury of One, NBC, 1992
  • (Including the song "She's Mine") Casualties of Love: The Long IslandLolita Story, CBS, 1993
  • Blindsided, USA Network, 1993
  • Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story, NBC, 1993
  • Linda (also known as Lust for Murder), USA Network, 1993
  • A Life in the Theater, TNT, 1993
  • The Disappearance of Christina, USA Network, 1993
  • Irresistible Force, CBS, 1993
  • Extreme Justice (also known as S.I.S.--Extreme Justice), HBO, 1993
  • Children of the Dark, CBS, 1994
  • Dancing with Danger, USA Network, 1994
  • Bitter Vengeance, USA Network, 1994
  • TekLords, syndicated, 1994
  • TekLab, syndicated, 1994
  • Theme music, TekJustice, syndicated, 1994
  • Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (also known as Problem Child 3), NBC, 1995
  • When the Dark Man Calls, USA Network, 1995
  • Tails You Live, Heads You're Dead, USA Network, 1995
  • Annie: A Royal Adventure!, ABC, 1995
  • Born Free: A New Adventure, ABC, 1996
  • The Lottery, NBC, 1996
  • The Prosecutors, NBC, 1996
  • Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (also known as Fire on the Mountain), ABC, 1997
  • A Prayer in the Dark, USA Network, 1997
  • Perfect Target, HBO, 1997
  • Toothless, ABC, 1997
  • Under Wraps, The Disney Channel, 1997
  • A Thousand Men and a Baby (also known as Narrow Escape), CBS, 1997
  • Rhapsody in Bloom, Starz!, 1998
  • The Staircase, CBS, 1998
  • About Sarah, CBS, 1998
  • Little Girl Fly Away (also known as The Poet), CBS, 1998
  • (Including the song "Togetherness," lyrics by Todd Smallwood) You Lucky Dog, The Disney Channel, 1998
  • Up, Up, and Away!, The Disney Channel, 2000
  • The Last Patrol (also known as The Last Warrior), Cinemax,2000
  • Passion & Prejudice, USA Network, 2001
  • Specials, as David Frank
  • A Christmas for Boomer, 1979
  • The Single Life, CBS, 1980
  • Hot W.A.C.S., NBC, 1981
  • How to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days, PBS, 1983
  • Mr. Success, 1984
  • The Emmy Awards, 1986
  • Dick Clark Presents: What a Year, 1986
  • Casebusters, ABC, 1986
  • Walking on Air (also known as Wonderworks: Walking on Air),PBS, 1986
  • Also composer for The Kennedy Center Honors featuring Gene Kelly,a special of the Ringling Brothers Circus, and a special tour of the Disney/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio.
  • Episodic
  • As David Frank, composer of the song "Four Star Lover," Laverne &Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Company and Laverne & Shirley & Friends), ABC.
  • Other
  • Beanpole (pilot), ABC, 1990
  • TekWar (pilot; also known as TekWar: The Movie and TekWar: The Original Movie), syndicated, 1994
  • A Place Apart, 1999
  • Film Composer
  • (As David Frank) A Different Story, Avco Embassy, 1978
  • (As David Frank) Electronic music, Vigilante, Phaedra Cinema, 1982
  • (As David Frank; with others) Beat Street, Orion, 1984
  • (As David Frank) Code of Silence, Orion, 1985
  • (As David Frank) Off the Mark (also known as Crazy Legs), Fries Entertainment, 1986
  • (As David Frank) The Check Is in the Mail... (also known as TheCheque Is in the Post), Ascot Films, 1986
  • (As David Frank) Dead of Night (also known as Mirror of Death), Vista Street Entertainment, 1987
  • (As David Frank) Above the Law (also known as Nico and Nico: Above the Law), Warner Bros., 1988
  • (As David Frank; including the song "Two Can Be One") Hero and the Terror, Cannon, 1988
  • (As David Frank) Call Me, Martel Media/Vestron Pictures, 1988
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, United Artists, 1988
  • One Man Force, Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment, 1989
  • Dive, 1990
  • Hard to Kill (also known as Seven Year Storm), Warner Bros., 1990
  • Going Under, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Out for Justice, Warner Bros., 1991
  • (Including songs) Suburban Commando, New Line Cinema, 1991
  • Showdown in Little Tokyo, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Poison Ivy, New Line Cinema, 1992
  • (Including songs "Guilty," "To Be the Best of the Best," and "Willie Rise") Best of the Best II, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • (Including song "Streets of Thunder") Street Knight, Cannon, 1993
  • The Baby-Sitters Club, Columbia, 1995
  • The Prince, 1996
  • (As David Frank) Just One Time (short film), Execute Productions,1997
  • A Kid in Aladdin's Palace, 1998
  • Cosmic Voyage (short documentary film), IMAX Corp., 1998
  • Billboard Dad, Warner Bros., 1998
  • "Just One Time," a segment of Boys Life 3, Strand Releasing, 2000
  • Slap Her ... She's French (also known as Freche Biester!),Premiere Marketing and Distribution Group, 2002
  • Songs Featured in Films
  • As David Frank
  • "The Pleasure Seekers," Real Genius, TriStar, 1985
  • "Didn't I Blow Your Mind," Fatal Beauty, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1987
  • "Webster's Boomer," Forrest Gump, Paramount, 1994
  • "You Are in My System," Glitter, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Video Composer
  • Visions of a New World, 1995

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Electronic
    • David Michael Frank Official Site, http://www.davidmichaelfrank.com, January 19, 2004

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