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David Michael Frank (born December 21, 1948) is an American composer, music arranger, and conductor, who has written musical scores for over 80 films and hundreds of primetime TV episodes, with four Emmy award nominations.[1][2]

David Michael Frank
Born (1948-12-21) December 21, 1948 (age 70)
Baltimore, Maryland U.S.
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Composer, orchestrator, conductor
Years active1978–present

David Michael Frank was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied piano and composition at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and was soloist at the Peabody Orchestra since the age of 16. In 1978 he moved to California and since then he has become a prolific composer in various genres.[3]

Michael Jackson, around the time of his death, worked with Frank on an album of classical music.[4][5]

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • 2009: Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his theme for ABC's The Mole[3][6]
  • 1999: Primetime Emmy Award nomination for music in You Lucky Dog
  • 1996 Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score) Annie: A Royal Adventure![7]
  • 1990: Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Music Direction - "Sammy Davis Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration" (Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction)