Joel Goldsmith

born on 19/11/1957 in Los Angeles, CA, United States

died on 29/4/2012 in Hidden Hills, CA, United States

Joel Goldsmith

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Joel Goldsmith

Joel Hennagin Goldsmith (November 19, 1957 – April 29, 2012[1]) was an American composer of film, television, and video game music.[2]


Joel Goldsmith was born on November 19, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, the third of four children of Sharon (née Hennagin), a singer,[3] and renowned composer Jerry Goldsmith. His mother's brother was composer and professor Michael Hennagin.[4]

He was the main composer for the TV series Stargate SG-1, although the main titles were written by David Arnold (who composed the score to Stargate, the film that began the Stargate franchise). On Stargate Atlantis he composed the main titles and the score.

During his career, he usually collaborated with two composers; his father Jerry Goldsmith, and Neal Acree. He made his first move into video games music in 2006, scoring Call of Duty 3. During his final years, Goldsmith relocated to Hidden Hills, California, where he built a home studio in his backlot.

Goldsmith died of cancer on April 29, 2012, aged 54, at his home in Hidden Hills, California.[1] His interment was at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

Emmy Award nominations

  • Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Stargate SG-1 (1998)
  • Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Stargate Atlantis (2005)
  • Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) Stargate Atlantis (2006)

Professional work

Goldsmith's repertoire includes:

  • Echoes (2012 Will Waring un-aired pilot; final known score)
  • War of the Dead (2012)
  • Call of Duty 3 (Video game)
  • Diamonds
  • Hawkeye
  • Helen of Troy (TV miniseries)
  • Joshua Tree
  • Kull the Conqueror
  • Laserblast
  • Man's Best Friend
  • Moon 44
  • A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon
  • Brotherhood of the Gun
  • Ricky 1
  • Sanctuary
  • Stargate Atlantis
  • Stargate SG-1
  • Stargate Universe
  • Stargate: Continuum
  • Stargate: The Ark of Truth
  • Star Trek: First Contact (on which he collaborated with his father)
  • The Man With Two Brains
  • The Rift (Film, also known as La Grieta)
  • The Untouchables (1993 TV series)
  • Witchblade


  1. 1.0 1.1 Burlingame, Jon (April 30, 2012). Composer Joel Goldsmith dies at 54. Variety. Retrieved on April 30, 2012.
  2. Hinman, Michael (April 30, 2012). Stargate Composer Joel Goldsmith Dies At 54. Airlock Alpha. Retrieved on April 30, 2012.
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External links

  • FreeClyde The Official Website of Joel Goldsmith
  • Joel Goldsmith at the Internet Movie Database
  • Joel Goldsmith at Find A Grave
  • Joel Goldsmith Memorial on Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction
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