Mark Snow (born Martin Fulterman; August 26, 1946) is an American composer for film and television.[1][2] Among his most famous compositions is the theme music for science fiction television series The X-Files. The theme reached no. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Snow also wrote the music for another Chris Carter series, Millennium, and the background music scores for both shows, a total of 12 seasons.

Mark Snow
Martin Fulterman

(1946-08-26) August 26, 1946 (age 75)
New York City, New York, United States


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Notes
1975–1976 The Rookies N/A
1976 Gemini Man N/A
1976 Visions N/A
1977 The San Pedro Beach Bums Theme music
1977–1979 Starsky & Hutch N/A
1979 Flatbush N/A
1978–1979 The Next Step Beyond N/A
1979 Brothers and Sisters N/A
1980 When the Whistle Blows N/A
1978–1980 Family N/A
1978–1981 Vega$ N/A
1978–1982 The Love Boat N/A
1979–1981 240-Robert N/A
1979-1984 Hart to Hart N/A
1981 Dynasty N/A
Strike Force N/A
1981–1984 Cagney & Lacey N/A
1982 T. J. Hooker N/A
1983 The Family Tree N/A
Matt Houston N/A
1983–1984 Lottery! N/A
1984 Paper Dolls N/A
1984–1985 Crazy Like a Fox N/A
1986 Bridges to Cross N/A
The Wonderful World of Disney N/A
Kay O'Brien N/A
1986–1988 Aaron's Way N/A
1987 CBS Summer Playhouse N/A
Vietnam War Story N/A
1988 Aaron's Way N/A
1989–1990 Pee-wee's Playhouse N/A
1991 All Together Now N/A
1992–1993 Dark Justice N/A
1993–2002, 2016–2018 The X-Files [N 1]
1995–1996 Nowhere Man N/A
1997 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea N/A
Perversions of Science N/A
1996–1999 Millennium N/A
1998 Mr. Murder N/A
1999–2000 Harsh Realm N/A
2000–2001 Bull N/A
2001 The Lone Gunmen N/A
Wolf Lake Unaired pilot episode
2001–2002 Pasadena N/A
Special Unit 2 N/A
2001–2007 Smallville N/A
2002 Haunted N/A
2002–2003 Birds of Prey N/A
The Twilight Zone N/A
2003–2005 One Tree Hill N/A
2005 Kojak N/A
2005–2010 Ghost Whisperer N/A
2008 Wonder Pets! N/A
2010–2020 Blue Bloods N/A
2011–2012 Ringer N/A

Television filmsEdit

Year Title Director Notes
1976 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Randal Kleiser N/A
1978 Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus Jack Starrett N/A
Overboard John Newland N/A
1979 The Return of Mod Squad George McCowan N/A
1980 Casino Don Chaffey N/A
Angel City Philip Leacock
Steve Carver
1981 Off Sides (Pigs vs. Freaks) Dick Lowry N/A
1982 Paper Dolls Edward Zwick N/A
Games Mother Never Taught You Lee Philips N/A
I'd Rather Be Calm Linda Day N/A
1983 Malibu E. W. Swackhamer N/A
Packin' It In E. W. Swackhamer N/A
Two Kinds of Love Jack Bender N/A
The Winter of Our Discontent Waris Hussein N/A
1984 Something About Amelia Randa Haines N/A
A Good Sport Lou Antonio N/A
Secrets of a Married Man William A. Graham N/A
I Married a Centerfold Peter Werner N/A
1985 Not My Kid Michael Tuchner N/A
Challenge of a Lifetime Russ Mayberry N/A
California Girls Rick Wallace N/A
The Lady from Yesterday Robert Day N/A
International Airport Don Chaffey
Charles S. Dubin
Rockhopper Bill Bixby N/A
Royal Match E.W. Swackhamer N/A
Beverly Hills Cowgirl Blues Corey Allen N/A
I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later William Asher N/A
1986 One Terrific Guy Lou Antonio N/A
Blood & Orchids Jerry Thorpe Composed with Charles Fox
Acceptable Risks Rick Wallace N/A
News at Eleven Mike Robe N/A
Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills Burt Kennedy N/A
One Police Plaza Jerry Jameson N/A
1987 Warm Hearts, Cold Feet James Frawley N/A
Pals Lou Antonio N/A
Murder by the Book Mel Damski N/A
Still Crazy Like a Fox Paul Krasny N/A
Murder Ordained Mike Robe N/A
Cracked Up Karen Arthur N/A
Kids Like These Georg Stanford Brown N/A
A Hobo's Christmas Will Mackenzie N/A
The Father Clements Story Edwin Sherin N/A
Roman Holiday Noel Nosseck N/A
1988 Alone in the Neon Jungle Georg Stanford Brown N/A
The Return of Ben Casey Joseph L. Scanlan N/A
Bluegrass Simon Wincer N/A
Scandal in a Small Town Anthony Page N/A
The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick Robert Lewis N/A
Ladykillers Robert Michael Lewis N/A
Disaster at Silo 7 Larry Elikann N/A
Goodbye, Miss 4th of July George Miller N/A
Aaron's Way: The Harvest Noel Nosseck N/A
1989 Those She Left Behind Noel Nosseck N/A
Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure Mel Damski N/A
Stuck with Each Other Georg Stanford Brown N/A
Settle the Score Edwin Sherin N/A
When He's Not a Stranger John Gray N/A
1990 Miracle Landing Dick Lowry N/A
The Girl Who Came Between Them Mel Damski N/A
Follow Your Heart Noel Nosseck N/A
Child in the Night Mike Robe N/A
Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again Dick Lowry N/A
Dead Reckoning Robert Michael Lewis N/A
The Little Kidnappers Donald Shebib N/A
The Lost Capone John Gray N/A
Opposites Attract Noel Nosseck N/A
Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501 Philip Saville N/A
In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing Dick Lowry N/A
1991 The Marla Hanson Story John Gray N/A
White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd Paul Wendkos N/A
In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas Dick Lowry N/A
Living a Lie Larry Shaw N/A
The Rape of Doctor Willis Lou Antonio N/A
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw Dick Lowry N/A
Wife, Mother, Murderer Mel Damski N/A
Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace Peter Markle N/A
1992 Battling for Baby Art Wolff N/A
The Last P.O.W.? The Bobby Garwood Story Georg Stanford Brown N/A
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Dick Lowry N/A
Highway Heartbreaker Paul Schneider N/A
Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View Peter Levin N/A
In the Line of Duty: Street War Dick Lowry N/A
A Taste for Killing Lou Antonio N/A
The Danger of Love: The Carolyn Warmus Story Joyce Chopra N/A
An American Story John Gray N/A
Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter Dick Lowry N/A
1993 Telling Secrets Marvin J. Chomsky N/A
The Disappearance of Nora Joyce Chopra N/A
The Man with Three Wives Peter Levin N/A
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations Georg Stanford Brown N/A
Born Too Soon Noel Nosseck N/A
In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco Dick Lowry N/A
Precious Victims Peter Levin N/A
Scattered Dreams Neema Barnette N/A
1994 Murder Between Friends Waris Hussein N/A
In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance Dick Lowry N/A
Witness to the Execution Tommy Lee Wallace N/A
A Place for Annie John Gray N/A
Moment of Truth: Cradle of Conspiracy Gabrielle Beaumont N/A
Heart of a Child Sandor Stern N/A
The Substitute Wife Peter Werner N/A
Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire Chuck Bowman N/A
Shadows of Desire Sam Pillsbury N/A
1995 Texas Justice Dick Lowry N/A
A Stranger in Town Peter Levin N/A
The Other Mother: A Moment of Truth Movie Bethany Rooney N/A
Seduced and Betrayed Félix Enríquez Alcalá N/A
Down, Out & Dangerous Noel Nosseck N/A
The Unspoken Truth Peter Werner N/A
Trial by Fire Alan Metzger N/A
In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice Dick Lowry N/A
Mixed Blessings Bethany Rooney N/A
1996 Smoke Jumpers Dick Lowry N/A
Project ALF N/A
Conundrum Douglas Barr N/A
Sweet Temptation Ron Lagomarsino N/A
Forgotten Sins Dick Lowry N/A
Special Report: Journey to Mars Robert Mandel N/A
Summer of Fear Mike Robe N/A
A Loss of Innocence Graeme Clifford N/A
Phone Calls from the Dead N/A N/A
1997 Payback Ken Cameron N/A
The Perfect Mother Peter Levin N/A
Night Sins Robert Allan Ackerman N/A
The Price of Heaven Peter Bogdanovich N/A
Cloned Douglas Barr N/A
The Day Lincoln Was Shot John Gray N/A
1999 A Memory in My Heart Harry Winer N/A
A Touch of Hope Craig R. Baxley N/A
2000 In the Name of the People Peter Levin N/A
Code Name Phoenix Jeff Freilich N/A
Another Woman's Husband Noel Nosseck N/A
Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For Anthony Pullen Shaw N/A
Dirty Pictures Frank Pierson N/A
Sole Survivor Mikael Salomon N/A
2001 For Love of Olivia Douglas Barr N/A
2003 Critical Assembly Eric Laneuville N/A
D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear Tom McLoughlin N/A
2004 She's Too Young Tom McLoughlin N/A
Helter Skelter John Gray N/A
Bereft Tim Daly N/A
Paradise Frank Pierson N/A
2005 Odd Girl Out Tom McLoughlin N/A

Theatrical filmsEdit

Year Title Director Notes
1977 Flush Andrew J. Kuehn N/A
1978 Skateboard George Gage N/A
1979 Something Short of Paradise David Helpern N/A
1981 High Risk Stewart Raffill N/A
1983 Over Here, Mr. President Noam Pitlik N/A
1986 Jake Speed Andrew Lane N/A
1988 The In Crowd Mark Rosenthal N/A
Ernest Saves Christmas John R. Cherry III N/A
1991 Dolly Dearest Maria Lease N/A
1994 Caroline at Midnight Scott McGinnis N/A
1994 Playmaker Yuri Zeltser N/A
1995 Dead Badge Douglas Barr N/A
Born to Be Wild John Gray N/A
1998 The X-Files Rob Bowman N/A
Disturbing Behavior David Nutter N/A
1999 Stranger in My House Joe Cacaci N/A
Crazy in Alabama Antonio Banderas N/A
2006 Private Fears in Public Places Alain Resnais N/A
2008 The Hamlet Adventure
  • Ivaylo Dikanski
  • Greg Roach
The X Files: I Want to Believe Chris Carter N/A
Adventures in Appletown Robert Moresco N/A
2009 Wild Grass Alain Resnais N/A
2010 White Irish Drinkers John Gray N/A
2011 The Hunters Chris Briant N/A
2012 You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Alain Resnais N/A
2014 Life of Riley N/A
2020 The New Mutants Josh Boone N/A

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Notes
1998 Urban Assault Composed with Sylvius Lack
The X-Files Game Composed with Paul Wayne Hiaumet
2004 Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain Composed with Mike Reagan


  1. ^ According to the "Behind the Truth" segment on the X-Files Season 1 DVD, Mark Snow created the echo effect on "The X-Files" theme song by accident. Snow said that he had gone through several revisions, but X-Files creator/writer/director Chris Carter felt that something was not quite right. Carter walked out of the room and Snow put his hand and forearm on his keyboard in frustration. Snow said, "this sound was in the keyboard. And that was it."


  1. ^ Paterson, Jim. "Mark Snow - composer for television". Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  2. ^ "Mark Snow". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-05-23.

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