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Mike Post is a Grammy and Emmy award winning composer of music and theme songs for many of the most popular TV dramas first shown in the United States. He was born September 29, 1944 in Los Angeles, California.
He won his first Grammy at age 22 for Best Instrumental Arrangement on Mason Williams' "Classical Gas." One of his first TV jobs started when he was 24, as the musical director on The Andy Williams Show. Another early job was writing music, including the theme for the series Toma, but his big break-through came with his theme song for another series by producer Stephen J. Cannell, The Rockford Files; the theme also got cross-over Top 40 radio airplay.
He won an Emmy for the theme to Murder One, but had previously been nominated for NYPD Blue, among others. He won BMI Awards for the music for L.A. Law, Hunter, and the various Law & Order series. Other noted TV music work includes The Commish, Newsradio, Blossom, Hill Street Blues, The A-Team, The Greatest American Hero, Magnum, P.I., Tenspeed and Brown Shoe , CHiPs, and Baa Baa Black Sheep.
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