Mark Mancina
Background information
Born (1957-03-09) March 9, 1957 (age 61)
Birthname Mark Alan Mancina
Birthplace Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Also known as
Occupation Composer
Genres Film score
Former members
Years active 1988–present
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts
Notable Instruments

Mark Alan Mancina (born March 9, 1957 in Santa Monica, California) is an American composer, primarily for Hollywood soundtracks, such as his collaboration with Trevor Rabin on the soundtrack for Con Air. He arranged many of the songs behind Disney's The Lion King (while Hans Zimmer wrote the orchestral score with Lebo M. for the African chants) including the Broadway musical. He also notably composed the score for the thriller Twister (1996) as well as the blockbuster action films Speed (1994) and Bad Boys (1995). Mancina also co-wrote several songs for Hanna-Barbera's 1990 animated film Jetsons: The Movie.

He's also collaborated with director Jan de Bont, and has scored his films Speed, Twister, and Speed 2: Cruise Control.

Trained as a classical guitarist, he is an avid guitar player and rare instrument collector.

Mancina collaborated with John Van Tongeren to write the theme to the 1995 revival of The Outer Limits. They both scored ten episodes for the first season of the show.

He also collaborated with Phil Collins on two Disney animated feature films, Tarzan (for which soundtrack he and Collins received a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album) and Brother Bear. Mancina also wrote an arrangement of "When You Wish Upon A Star" in 2006 for the current Walt Disney Pictures logo.

Mancina has also been associated with a number of progressive rock projects. He toured with Rabin in support of Trevor Rabin's Can't Look Away album and then went on to produce tracks on the Yes album Union. He has also worked with Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

He is known to be influenced by The Beatles, favoring their early years.

Mancina also composed the music for the popular 2005–06 anime television series Blood+, which had music produced by Hans Zimmer.[1] Additionally in television, he composed score for Criminal Minds and Soldier Of Fortune, Inc.

He resides in Carmel, CA with his wife Jill Meyer and young daughter Molly Mancina.




Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
1987 Mankillers David A. Prior Action International Pictures With Tim James and Steven McClintock
Code Name Vengeance
1988 Death Chase
Rage to Kill
Night Wars
Space Mutiny
1989 Hell on the Battleground
Future Force


Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
1990 Born Killer Kimberley Casey Action International Pictures with Tim James and Steven McClintock
Crossing the Line Gary Graver Epic Productions
1991 The Lost Platoon David A. Prior Action International Pictures with Tim James and Steven McClintock
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie Charles Finch August Entertainment with Hans Zimmer
1993 Taking Liberty Stuart Gillard RHI Entertainment Television movie
Lifepod Ron Silver RHI Entertainment
Fox Broadcasting Company
Television movie
1994 Monkey Trouble Franco Amurri New Line Cinema
Speed Jan de Bont 20th Century Fox
1995 Born Wild Philippe Blot A-Pix Entertainment
Man of the House James Orr Walt Disney Pictures
Bad Boys Michael Bay Columbia Pictures
Assassins Richard Donner Warner Bros.
Fair Game Andrew Sipes Warner Bros.
Money Train Joseph Ruben Columbia Pictures
1996 Twister Jan de Bont Warner Bros. Pictures
Universal Pictures
Amblin Entertainment
Moll Flanders Pen Densham Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
1997 Con Air Simon West Touchstone Pictures with Trevor Rabin
Speed 2: Cruise Control Jan de Bont 20th Century Fox
1998 Return to Paradise Joseph Ruben PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Gramercy Pictures
1999 Tarzan Chris Buck
Kevin Lima
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
with Phil Collins


Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2000 Auggie Rose Matthew Tabak Roxie Releasing
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
with Don L. Harper
Bait Antoine Fuqua Warner Bros.
2001 Training Day Antoine Fuqua Warner Bros.
Domestic Disturbance Harold Becker Paramount Pictures
2003 The Reckoning Paul McGuigan Paramount Classics with Adrian Lee
Brother Bear Aaron Blaise
Robert Walker
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
with Phil Collins
The Haunted Mansion Rob Minkoff Walt Disney Pictures
2005 Asylum David Mackenzie Paramount Classics
Tarzan II Brian Smith Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DisneyToon Studios
with Phil Collins
Direct-to-video film
2006 A House Divided Michael Rymer Touchstone Television
Television movie
2007 Shooter Antoine Fuqua Paramount Pictures
August Rush Kirsten Sheridan Warner Bros.
2008 Camille Gregory Mackenzie A-Mark Entertainment
2009 Imagine That Karey Kirkpatrick Paramount Pictures
Nickelodeon Movies


Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2010 Hurricane Season Tim Story The Weinstein Company
Dimension Films
Direct-to-video film
2011 The Templar Code Austin Anthofer
Daniel Kult
2013 Penthouse North Joseph Ruben The Weinstein Company
Dimension Films
Planes Klay Hall Walt Disney Pictures
DisneyToon Studios
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue Bobs Gannaway
2016 Moana Ron Clements
John Musker
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Animation Studios
with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Opetaia Foa'i


Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Notes
2005 Blood+ Junichi Fujisaku Production I.G Score produced by Hans Zimmer


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