Joel Goldsmith was born on November 19, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, the third of four children of Sharon (née Hennagin), a singer, and renowned composer Jerry Goldsmith. His mother's brother was composer and professor Michael Hennagin.
He was the main composer for the TV series Stargate SG-1, although the main titles were written by David Arnold (who composed the score to Stargate, the film that began the Stargate franchise). On Stargate Atlantis he composed the main titles and the score.
During his career, he usually collaborated with two composers; his father Jerry Goldsmith, and Neal Acree. He made his first move into video games music in 2006, scoring Call of Duty 3. During his final years, Goldsmith relocated to Hidden Hills, California, where he built a home studio in his backlot.
Goldsmith died of cancer on April 29, 2012, aged 54, at his home in Hidden Hills, California. His interment was at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.
Emmy Award nominationsEdit
- Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) – Stargate SG-1 (1998)
- Outstanding Main Title Theme Music – Stargate Atlantis (2005)
- Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) – Stargate Atlantis (2006)
|Brotherhood of the Gun|
|1983||The Man with Two Brains||film/comedy|
|1989||Ricky 1||parody||Parody of the Rocky films|
|1989||The Rift||film||also known as La Grieta|
|1992||A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon||film|
|1993||Man's Best Friend||film|
|1993–1994||The Untouchables||TV series|
|1996||Star Trek: First Contact||film||Joel Goldsmith collaborated with his father Jerry Goldsmith on this film|
|1997||Kull the Conqueror||film|
|1997–2007||Stargate SG-1||tv series|
|2003||Helen of Troy||tv miniseries|
|2004–2009||Stargate Atlantis||tv series|
|2006||Call of Duty 3||video game|
|2008||Stargate: The Ark of Truth||direct-to-video||The first of two direct-to-video Stargate films|
|2009–2011||Stargate Universe||tv series|
|2011/2012||War of the Dead||film|
|2012||Echoes||pilot, un-aired||2012 Will Waring un-aired pilot; final known score|
- FreeClyde – The Official Website of Joel Goldsmith
- Joel Goldsmith at the Internet Movie Database
- Joel Goldsmith at Find a Grave
- Joel Goldsmith Memorial on Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction