Christopher Young

1958 - Today

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Christopher Young (born April 28, 1958) is an American composer and orchestrator of film and television scores.Many of his compositions are for horror and thriller films, including Hellraiser, Species, Urban Legend, The Grudge, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Drag Me to Hell, Sinister, Deliver Us from Evil and Pet Sematary. Other works include Rapid Fire, Copycat, Set It Off, Entrapment, The Hurricane, Swordfish, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man 3 and The Shipping News, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. Young was honored with the prestigious Richard Kirk award at the 2008 BMI Film and TV Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Young has received more than 359,200 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Christopher Young is the 1,128th most popular composer (down from 958th in 2019), the 8,228th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,192nd in 2019) and the 90th most popular American Composer.

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  • 360k

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  • 56.13

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.37

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  • 2.72

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Among composers, Christopher Young ranks 1,128 out of 1,228Before him are Alexandre Levy, Zakir Hussain, Junichi Masuda, Rachel Portman, Pascal Dusapin, and R. D. Burman. After him are Hamilton Harty, Vicente Amigo, George Bruns, Victor Herbert, Virgil Thomson, and Joseph Lamb.

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Among people born in 1958, Christopher Young ranks 289Before him are Peter Baltes, Satoshi Tezuka, Michael López-Alegría, Hugo de León, Lyudmila Kondratyeva, and Anita Skorgan. After him are Klaus Berggreen, Serik Akhmetov, John Mahama, Megan Mullally, Akihiro Nishimura, and Luiz Carlos Ferreira.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Christopher Young ranks 8,228 out of 15,968Before him are Robert Pastorelli (1954), Robert Costanzo (1942), Jenna Elfman (1971), Charles Sumner (1811), Stan Brakhage (1933), and Scott Derrickson (1966). After him are Cindy Williams (1947), Aisha Tyler (1970), Nelson W. Aldrich (1841), Peter Segal (1962), Maxfield Parrish (1870), and Lindsay Davenport (1976).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Christopher Young ranks 90Before him are Howard Hanson (1896), John Debney (1956), John Kander (1927), H. C. Robbins Landon (1926), Earl Scruggs (1924), and Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884). After him are George Bruns (1914), Virgil Thomson (1896), Joseph Lamb (1887), Mark Mancina (1957), Brian Tyler (1972), and Roy Harris (1898).