The Info List - John Swihart

John Swihart
John Swihart
is an American musical composer for film and television. He is perhaps best known for his score to Napoleon Dynamite,[1] Youth in Revolt,[2] Employee Of The Month,[3] and his music for the TV shows How I Met Your Mother,[4] and Go On.[5] John Swihart
John Swihart
was raised in Bloomington, Indiana, the son of a physicist based at Indiana University. He spent a portion of his formative years in Europe and Asia, where his father would sabbatical. John had some musical training at a very young age but was not deeply absorbed by music until he was about eight. Swihart would leave Indiana to attend Berklee College of Music, in Boston. Swihart played Chapman Stick, Bass, Guitar
and Zither
in the Boston, New York and Las Vegas Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group
shows, on his way to Los Angeles. His breakout film project Napoleon Dynamite
Napoleon Dynamite
premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
in 2004.[6]


1 List of films with scores composed by Swihart 2 List of television programs or episodes with scores composed by Swihart 3 Awards and nominations 4 References 5 External links

List of films with scores composed by Swihart[edit]

The Brothers Solomon The Hammer The Perfect Host The Education of Charlie Banks Employee of the Month Full of It Sasquatch Dumpling Gang Daltry Calhoun The Great New Wonderful Napoleon Dynamite One Last Dance Our Very Own Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Mall Cop Randy and the Mob Splinterheads The Other Woman Youth in Revolt Happy & Bleeding Odd Thomas Nailed For a Good Time Call As Night Comes First Girl I Loved (2016)

List of television programs or episodes with scores composed by Swihart[edit]

How I Met Your Mother Trick My Truck Hope & Faith Nadine in Dateland Home Blitz The Drive MTV Undressed MTV Real World Greek Men at Work Switched at Birth How to Be a Gentleman Web Therapy Go On The Booth at the End

[7] Awards and nominations[edit]

Golden Satellite Award (2004) for best original score (Napoleon Dynamite) Grammy Nomination (2006) for best compilation soundtrack album for motion picture, television or other visual media (Napoleon Dynamite)


^ "IMDB page for Napoleon Dynamite". Retrieved 8 October 2012.  ^ "IMDB Page for Youth in Revolt". Retrieved 9 October 2012.  ^ "IMDB page for Employee of the Month". Retrieved 8 October 2012.  ^ "IMDB page for How I Met Your Mother". Retrieved 8 October 2012.  ^ "IMDB Page for Go On".  ^ "Bio page from John Swiharts website". Retrieved 8 October 2012.  ^ " John Swihart
John Swihart
IMDB Page". Retrieved 27 August 2012. 

External links[edit]

John Swihart
John Swihart
on IMDb

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Satellite Award for Best Original Score

Gabriel Yared (1996) James Horner
James Horner
(1997) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1998) Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
(1999) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2000) Craig Armstrong (2001) Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2003) John Swihart
John Swihart
(2004) Harry Gregson-Williams
Harry Gregson-Williams
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Alberto Iglesias
Alberto Iglesias
(2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Rolfe Kent (2009) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2010) Marco Beltrami
Marco Beltrami
(2011) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2012) Steven Price (2013) Antonio Sánchez (2014) Carter Burwell (2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Rupert Gregson-Williams (2017)

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